Watermelon Mint Sherbet : A delicious frozen summer treat. Made with just 4 ingredients. It is a healthy, nutritious, vegan, gluten & sugar free, paleo dessert. Be it for the poolside party ,summer picnics or serving desserts on the patio, this Watermelon Mint Sherbet is a sure winner!
What is Sherbet?
- A frozen treat halfway between sorbet and ice cream.
- It contains dairy, fruit and sugar/honey.
- May also contain gelatin, egg whites.
- The addition of milk/dairy makes it creamier than sorbet.
- Always fruit based.
What is the difference between Sherbet and Sorbet?
Sherbet is a frozen dessert made with fruit juice which is then added to milk, cream, egg white, or gelatin,
Sorbet is a frozen dessert made from sugar-sweetened water with flavoring – typically fruit juice, fruit purée, wine, liqueur or honey.
Generally sorbets do not contain dairy ingredients, while sherbets do.
Read all about their difference in my post here.
Choosing the right watermelon
It is important to choose the right watermelon, before you go ahead with the recipe.
Did you know why ?
Choosing the right watermelon for the recipe enhances the taste and sweetness in the sherbet. Read all about, ‘How to choose, store and prepare using watermelon‘ in your recipes in my post here.
The Back Story
Summer has arrived, which means watermelon season is on.These days the beautiful colors of seasonal produce overtake the farmers market. The brightly colored round melons take the center spot.
Do you know what is in season each month? Did you know you can make your grocery shopping a breeze and save dollars while shopping if you know exactly what is in season each month?
Here is my E-Book : The 12 Monthly Seasonal Produce Guides, with a list of vegetables and fruits available each month and in different seasons. My E-Book will help you shop smart & budget wise for the entire year.
We are experiencing a mighty heat wave this summer, for the past few days.It almost makes one feel like a fire breathing dragon.Luckily, for us,I had made a fresh batch of Watermelon Mint Sherbet, anticipating the weather.
A perfect frozen treat to take to a picnic or the pool side, this deliciously refreshing Watermelon Mint Sherbet is sure to be a winner!
The four main ingredients
The watermelon- mint sherbet has been on my To-Do-List for summer for a while now. When I bought the melons home that is exactly what I planned to do.
The mint in my patio garden has grown abundantly this season and I love including it in my recipes. Nothing to beat the cool, fresh minty flavor in your menu.
Have you tried using mint in your smoothies, salads, curries or festive rice yet ? They taste great and have so many health benefits. Why, I have even tried using them in my sugar scrubs this season,.It helps keep skin smooth and shiny after all the sun & sand effect from the beach trips.
Check out how to pick, store and use mint in your recipes, here.
Each Fall season, I buy local honey from the farmer’s fair at the pumpkin patch, that lasts for the whole year, until the next fall season come around. A friend told me, consuming local honey helps prevent pollen allergies caused seasonally and it has worked.You might want to try that little handy tip too, if you suffer from pollen allergies.
Canned coconut milk, works best for this recipe, but if you are able to make fresh coconut milk even better!
Made with just 4 simple ingredients, what more can you need to fix an easy dessert for friends on the patio this summer?
If you are looking for a healthy, vegan, gluten free, frozen treat to make with watermelons this season, here is your answer.
What’s more it is dairy free too.Creamier, tasty and healthy!
Watermelon -Mint Sherbet Recipe
- Amount Per ServingCalories821
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 82g 127%
- Saturated Fat 72g 360%
- Sodium 52mg 3%
- Potassium 840mg 24%
- Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
- Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
- Sugars 17g
- Protein 8g 16%
- Vitamin A 5%
- Vitamin C 7%
- Calcium 8%
- Iron 72%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Other watermelon recipes of mine
- Watermelon cooler
- Watermelon Chia juice
- Watermelon Lemonade
- Watermelon Mint Sherbet
- Homemade Watermelon Popsicles
- Watermelon Feta Mint salad
The Bottom Line
Go on, give this Watermelon -Mint Sherbet and try , now that the watermelon season is in
Would love to hear your feedback in the comments section below.