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Spiked Watermelon Sorbet

Spiked Watermelon Sorbet

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: About 7 cups sorbet, serving 4 to 6


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 8 cups watermelon chunks, seeds removed (about 1-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup vodka, plus more for drizzling, if desired


  • Combine sugar, water, and lime zest in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely. Strain syrup through a wire-mesh strainer, discarding the zest.

  • In a blender of food processor, combine diced watermelon and simple syrup and blend until mixture is pureed. Add vodka, stirring to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

  • Pour mixture into an ice-cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. When sorbet is frozen, remove from ice cream freezer and place into individual paper cups and freeze until firm, about 4 hours. Drizzle additional vodka over sorbet just before serving, if desired.

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