Skip to content

Sonoma Market

Sonoma, CA 95476
6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
(707) 996-3411
watermelon sorbet horizontal

Watermelon Sorbet

Prep time:
15 minutes + 3½-4 hours chilling
Cook time:
10 minutes
5 cups
1 out of 5

Clean and refreshing without being too sweet, this summery sorbet is perfect for enjoying with friends on a sunny afternoon.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 4 cups watermelon puree (from a 4-5-pound watermelon)


Combine sugar, water, lemon zest and mint leaves in a sauce pot. Bring to a simmer, turn off the heat and let steep for 10 minutes.

Strain out zest and mint leaves, then mix syrup with watermelon puree and chill for 1 hour. Pour chilled sorbet base into an ice cream machine and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions.

When sorbet is finished, place in freezer for 2 hours to set completely before serving.

  • watermelon sorbet horizontal
  • watermelon sorbet square