• Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 5 mins
  • Serves: 8

Melon-Fresh Herb Sorbet

Category: Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 4 cups seedless melon chunks (watermelon, cantaloupe, or honeydew)
  • 2 lemons or 3 limes, juiced (6 tablespoons)
  • 4 5 inch sprigs leafy herbs (basil, mint, thyme, sage, tarragon, or your favorite herb) or 2 teaspoons crushed lavender flowers
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


In a food processor or blender, combine melon with half the citrus juice; cover and process or blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
In a small saucepan combine fresh herbs, sugar, water, remaining citrus juice, honey, and salt. Bring to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain herb mixture into melon puree. Place bowl over container of ice water; stir for several minutes or until mixture has chilled to about 40 degrees F. Cover; refrigerate 2 to 4 hours.
Transfer chilled mixture to 1- to 2-quart ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Store, covered, in freezer.

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