Sorbetto di Cocomero {Watermelon & Lime Sorbet}


Before we get started I just want to tell you that no I am indeed NOT smoking crack, this is a WATERMELON sorbet. Don’t adjust your screens. The color is perfect ; ) Although I must admit when I sliced that big ole melon in half and it was YELLOW I was slightly confused myself. You see, I had never seen a YELLOW Watermelon before. Thank goodness that upon further investigation there was a little tiny sticker on the rind that read “I’m YELLOW inside” Whew, I felt better…now I didn’t have to throw the whole thing away LOL


I have been wearing my Cuisinart ice cream maker out this summer and thought it was time to test it out with a sorbet. Sorbets contain fruit puree/juice and sugar. No milk or cream like an ice cream or gelato which makes it a little more figure friendly {which I could certainly use sigh, this food bloggin is quite detrimental to my waist line just sayin’} You can use just about any fruit you desire, go ahead and get creative. You could even add a little something something to it to make it an adult sorbet if you like ; )

Just remember that the colder your mixture is BEFORE you put into your machine the quicker it will freeze in your machine. So be patient! You can even dream up some new flavors you’d like to try out on the next batch ; ) You could eat it as soon as it’s finished whirling around in your machine but again if you let it set up a bit in freezer it’s going to be more scoop-able! Up to you though ; )


What you’ll need:
8 cups seedless watermelon – cubed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons lime juice
lime zest to garnish

What to do:
1. Cube your watermelon and place it into your blender, food processor or use your immersion blender and blend until it’s a smooth consistency. Transfer to bowl add lime juice, stir to combine, transfer to refrigerator to chill completely.

2. WHILE watermelon is chilling make a simple syrup by placing your water into sauce pan and cooking over high heat until water boils. Add sugar and stir constantly until sugar has dissolved. Take off of heat and allow to cool. Syrup will thicken as it cools.

3. Add cooled simple syrup to fruit mixture. Stir well to combine.

4. When fruit/syrup mixture is completely chilled add mixture to your ice cream maker and follow the directions for your machine. Once your sorbet has finished in the machine transfer to freezer and allow to set up until it’s add your desired texture/consistency.

Garnish with fresh lime zest or mint if desired.

Buon Appetito!


  1. 1

    I have never ever seen or heard of a yellow watermelon! That is too cool.

  2. 2

    what an awesome color! i’ve never seen a yellow watermelon before, but this is awesome!

  3. 3

    We’ve got 6 fat watermelons ripening on the vine right now…I’m dreaming of this dessert with a little vodka splashed in. Kinda reminds you of college days when you’d cut a whole in a watermelon, pour a bottle of vodka in, then eat it all day long. Or is that just a redneck thing? 😉

  4. 4

    Great summer treat!

  5. 5

    I can’t believe that’s a watermelon sorbet. It looks delicious 🙂

  6. 6

    Now I want a yellow watermelon! What a gorgeous color of sorbet!!!

  7. 7

    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooo perfect combination of flavors!

  8. 8

    That’s beautiful! We got yellow watermelons from our CSA last year and they were some of the sweetest I’ve ever had. I’m sure they’d be perfect for sorbet!

  9. 9

    Wow! A yellow watermelon, and what a refreshing dessert!

  10. 10

    It looks absolutely lovely! I just can’t get enough of icy, fruity sorbets in this heat!

  11. 11

    I would have been surprised myself at the sight of a yellow watermelon! But what a find! I might have to keep my eyes open for such a thing!

  12. 12

    I have never seen a yellow watermelon before either. Your sorbet looks perfect for all these days in the 90’s!

  13. 13

    can recommend a liqueur with this, if say, we wanted to turn this into a sort of boozed-up summer slushee (but never too slushee)?

    glad ur not smoking crack. btw. 🙂

  14. 14
    Shelbi /

    I have a yellow watermelon cut up in my fridge! I’m making this!

  15. 15

    Paula, I wondered why your sorbet was not red but then I realized this was a yellow watermelon. Great recipe!

  16. 16

    This sounds amazing and so refreshing. I need to get myself an ice cream maker!

  17. 17

    So cool that you came across yellow watermelon, I’m going to have to keep my eyes peeled out for them. Great recipe too, YUM!

  18. 18

    I didn’t know yellow watermelons existed! This sounds so refreshing.

  19. 19

    It sounds marvelous! Can’t wait to try it!

  20. 20

    Great. I’ve never tried it at home.
    I’m able to do a sorbet without the ice cream maker. I need just to put the mix in the freezer and move it with a spoon every half an hour. It won’t be perfect as yours, but pretty similar.

  21. 21

    Looks delicious!
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  22. 22

    Stunning again. I have to get my ice cream maker out. You are killing me with all these beautiful frozen desserts.

  23. 23

    I’ve been doing the same with my ice cream maker but you’re on a roll with your awesome creations, including this one. This sorbet looks especially refreshing.


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