Monday, May 21, 2007

a sure bet

After a delicious dinner, the perfect ending would be to have something smooth and light. The fresh watermelon sorbetto I made this weekend would be a wonderful way to end this long weekend. Although it looks very elegant and complicated, it only had 1 ingredient. Watermelon.
The process is simple. I cut up half of a fresh seedless watermelon into chunks and tossed it into a food processor and whizzed until smooth. Then I added the juice of one lime to the pulp and chilled the mixture in the fridge for about an hour. When it's out of the fridge, I added a spoonful of vodka (to prevent the liquid from turning into a block of ice when it's in the freezer). Then into an ice cream maker for about 30 minutes until the slushy mixture comes together and starts to thicken. Transfer to a container and into the freezer and you have refreshing, homemade sorbet!
To make the dessert more whimsical, I dotted the sorbet with chocolate chips to mimic the seeds.

1 comment:

Annie Ruok said...

looks xxtreeemely yummy! We infused a watermelon with 1/2 bottle of vodka on the wkend for a party of 8 ppl & it was a hit (but we expected it to have more of an effect, but it was surprisingly not strong & that potent!)