Spring has sprung and it’s one of my favorite times of the year. It’s just warm enough to not be bundled up and that’s a big bonus with my daughter who seems to expect murder when we try to dress her. Surely a little nudist in the making.
3 cups sugar
3 cups water
1.5L watermelon purée
Dissolve the sugar in the water over a low heat. Once dissolved bring to the boil for two minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.
Blitz the watermelon until smooth and pass it through a sieve. (You will have to add about a cup of the syrup while blending to make sure you’re getting as much of the watermelon into a usable state.)
Stir the syrup into the purée and pour into an ice cream maker and churn.
You can make this by hand, but the finished product won’t be as smooth. Simply put the mix into a large bowl and place in your freezer. Once it starts to ice up start to whisk it at regular intervals, every twenty minutes or so, depending on how it hardens.
The little ones will love this sorbet and if you’re not that crazy for all the sugar, use 1 1/2 cups good quality grape juice instead of the syrup.
Let’s not beat around the ice cream maker here. To make a ‘adult version’ simply substitute up to 100ml of the syrup with vodka or white rum.