Watermelon & Lavender Sorbet

Watermelon & Lavender Sorbet

Well it has finally happened, I am all chocolated out! What a terrible thing to happen right before Easter!  Now don’t get me wrong, I am still craving sweet treats, but I really can’t face anything chocolatey at the moment.

I have therefore been spending more time browsing cookbooks and websites for delicious fresh fruity desserts. I am sure you can imagine my delight when I spot this gorgeous looking treat. I was immediately taken back to the delicious lime sorbet I had at the Radisson in Fiji and I knew I had to give this one a try.

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The initial recipe only had three ingredients, watermelon, lime juice and sugar but I added some lavender to add a little more complexity to the flavours. When we toured Tasmania we visited a Lavender Farm and I sampled a lot of different jams and desserts which had included lavender in the ingredients and I had been surprised at how much depth of flavour it added. The lavender was never the first flavour, it was merely a hint of something floral in the background.

One more wonderful thing about this dessert, it is terrifically healthy, low in added sugar and no fat! An absolute winner!

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1kg seedless watermelon flesh diced & chilled


1 Tbs lime juice


2 T/s caster sugar


1/2 t/s dried edible lavender




This is just too easy. Place ingredients in a bowl and use a stick blender to puree.

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Pour the puree into a shallow metal tray and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours.

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Use you stick blender directly into the metal tray to reblend the mixture, place in the freezer again.

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Repeat this process in one hour and then refreeze the tray.

Repeat one more time then cover with a lid or plastic wrap.

Allow the sorbet to freeze solid.

Remove from the freezer 5 mins prior to serving, serve with strawberries for a real taste sensation.

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Recipe serves 6

Calories 60 per serve


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