Watermelon Sorbet

This watermelon sorbet recipe post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central. 3 scoops of Watermelon Sorbet in a bowl with fresh watermelon slices behind it

Summer is finally coming and I'm prepared! I've made a nice, refreshing batch of watermelon sorbet! I love to make fruit sorbet recipes because I'm a fruit lover and sorbet doesn't coat my tongue! It's so light and just simply refreshing. Now, I did add a little sugar into my watermelon sorbet recipe. I had to, because when lime is involved, things get tart quickly!

I'm thinking I'll need a scoop of watermelon sorbet after a day of sweating in the heat while push mowing. I'm not sure if I've told you this, but I'm a lover of mowing. I don't mind riding the lawn mower, but push mowing is where it's at. I get the exercise that I need and time to just get lost in my thoughts. Those times don't happen often with a four-year-old in the house.

This easy frozen dessert recipe would also be awesome for barbecues, as long as there is room in the freezer to store it. I love how it adds the perfect pop of color. The gorgeous pink color of watermelon sorbet lures everyone in.  If you happen to have some pale green bowls, it would really make the pink pop. I did not have any. Boooo!

Homemade Watermelon Sorbet frozen into a glass loaf pan

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I'm not from Florida, but I know a large number of my readers are. So, those readers probably know how amazing the seasonally grown produce is. If you're browsing the grocery store, you need to grab the watermelon, blueberries, sweet corn, and tomatoes. I also heard from the people of Fresh From Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture that the seafood is fantastic year-round.

Need a refreshing summer treat? This watermelon sorbet recipe with a squeeze of lime is just the homemade frozen dessert you'll need. It not only tastes amazing, but it is pretty, too!

overhead image of a bowl of Watermelon Sorbet next to fresh watermelon slices

How to Make Watermelon Sorbet:

Watermelon sorbet with lime garnish.

Watermelon Sorbet

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 cups
Calories 239 kcal


  • 4 cups seedless watermelon chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ยฝ cup water
  • 1 T. lime juice


  • Quarter a watermelon. Remove the rind and chop the watermelon into squares.
  • In a small saucepan, add in the sugar, water and lemon juice. Heat over medium and stir until the sugar is dissolved. It took about two minutes for me.
  • Add the watermelon and simple syrup into a blender. Blend until smooth. Don't strain our the pulp.
  • Place the pureed watermelon into a bowl and place into the fridge until chilled. I let it sit for about 3 hours.
  • Place in the ice cream maker for the recommended time for your ice cream maker. Mine recommends no longer than 20 minutes.
  • Once it becomes slushy, place into a loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer overnight. This will allow the sorbet to firm up.
  • Scoop and serve. If the sorbet is too firm to scoop, let it sit out for about 10 - 15 minutes and then scoop.


Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 61gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 170mgSugar: 59gVitamin A: 865IUVitamin C: 12.3mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.4mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

white bowl with fresh Watermelon Sorbet and a stack of fresh watermelon slices behind it

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  1. Yum, that sounds amazing!! Pinning to try! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  2. This looks so deceptively simple ๐Ÿ™‚ Is there a way to do this without an ice cream maker? ๐Ÿ™

    1. Okay, this is how I would try it. After you puree the watermelon and juice, place it in a shallow pan like a jelly roll pan and place in the freezer. Once it is frozen, break it apart and place it in a blender or food processor. Blend it up and pop it back in the freezer. I haven't tested this out, but I think it should work. I hope that helps!

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