The scent, color, and sweetness of watermelon are reminders that summer is here. Of course we love the juice running down our arms as we eat watermelon at a sunny picnic, but here is a refined watermelon sorbet that is just as reminiscent of summer fun.
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup water
¼ cup lemon juice
3 cups watermelon, chilled, seeded and cubed
SIMMER sugar, water, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan until sugar is dissolved.
CHILL sugar mixture until cold.
PUREE watermelon and add to chilled sugar mixture.
FREEZE in an ice cream maker, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
STORE up to one week in an airtight container.