Wednesday, July 25, 2012

((i scream, you scream series)) watermelon sorbet

I have two special treats for you today, folks. 

First of all, I'm honored to have one of my favorite bloggers guest post today. Whitney, of Elm Street Life, is the sweetest soul. She's ultra creative, inspiring and beautiful to boot. She also has a gorgeous etsy shop that you need to check out! She's too humble to have included that in her post ;)

Second, today she'll be sharing a recipe for delicious watermelon sorbet. I'm salivating just thinking about it! ha!


Hi Oh, Sweet Joy readers! It's a privilege to be here today (LOVE Kim's blog), and I'm thrilled to be sharing one of my favorite summer recipes. 

When I graduated from nursing school in May, my parents got me the best possible gift... drum roll, please... an ice cream maker! I think it's the absolute perfect gift for this growing pregnant girl who's about to spend a long, hot summer in sundresses eating sorbet. (That's the plan, at least.)

((( Kim interjecting here ::: look how cute Whitney's baby bump is! )))

My first creation: watermelon sorbet.
So easy and so delicious (adapted from this recipe).

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup lime juice
3 cups watermelon

1. Cook the sugar, water, and lime juice together, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved.
2. Remove from heat and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
3. Cut up the watermelon and remove all seeds.
4. Puree in a blender or food processor.
5. Stir into chilled syrup.
6. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
7. Pack into an airtight container and store in the freezer.

Hope you enjoy this recipe! It's become a staple in our home, and is a great first sorbet recipe to try out if you're just venturing into the world of icy treats. :) Happy summer!


Oh my YUMMMMM. I'll be trying this this week at the cabin! Have y'all made any other sorbets that the world ((or least the Oh, Sweet Joy family)) needs to know about? Share below!



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  2. Sounds delicious - and she is one cute preggers gal!

  3. Oooh this sounds scrumptious! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Jo :-) x

  4. p.s. just come across your blog Kim and love it! Now following! :-) x

  5. Thanks so much for including me on your beautiful blog... I am honored! :) Hope you LOVE the sorbet!!

  6. YUM! whit always has the best recipes! i know this first hand cuz she and her husband would have me over for dinner while we all lived in chicago! love you both!

  7. This sounds SO delicious! (reading it for the second time is TORTURE I tell you!) I'm an Elm Street reader... love your blog over here. Will definitely be coming back for more! (of your blog, and probably the sorbet, after I make some)

  8. Pinning it now! Looks delicious:)

  9. This is in my ice cream maker now!!


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