I have long been a fan of the belief that you can eat anything you want as long as you make it yourself (from Michael Pollen’s book, Food Rules). It is unlikely that you’ll go through the trouble of baking a cake every time your sweet tooth calls out, so when you do, you can really enjoy it without guilt. For the holiday weekend I wanted to make something special for the kids to enjoy (and the adults too!). Above is every ingredient we used except for a bit of water. We mixed everything up this morning and it froze while we ran errands all day. By the time we got home, there was a delicious frozen treat for the kids and the makings of a delicious frozen drink for Ryan and I.
– 3/4 cup of water
– Seedless watermelon, cut into chunks
– Juice of one lime
– 5 or 6 mint leaves, minced
-3 or 4 basil leaves, minced
– Boil sugar and water over medium heat, stirring until dissolved. Simmer 3 minutes then chill in refrigerator.
– Puree the remaining ingredients
– Pass the purée through a sieve to remove any pulp or seeds
– Pour the purée into a shallow metal pan and freeze, stirring occasionally.
The finished sorbet can be served as-is for an icy treat, or spiked with rum for a tasty watermelon mojito (courtesy of some great Instagram inspiration from Erin_D). It was a sweet finish to a relaxing Fourth of July weekend.