Laurie's Kitchen

A cooking blog of some of my favorites

Watermelon Sorbet August 12, 2011

Filed under: Dessert,Fruit,Ice Cream,Sorbet,Summer — laurms15 @ 5:08 pm

1¼ cup sugar
1¼ water
6-7 cups fresh seedless watermelon chunks (about half of the melon)
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice (approximately 3 1/2 medium-sized limes) I usually use add more to taste.


In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved. Place in a bowl to completely cool.

Put the watermelon chunks simple syrup and the lime into a blender or food processor and puree.

Pour the watermelon mixture into the freezer bowl of your ice cream maker.  The sorbet will have soft serve texture. You can enjoy right away or put the sorbet into an airtight container and place in the freezer until firm for about 2 hours.



Strawberry Sorbet

Filed under: Dessert,Fruit,Ice Cream,Sorbet,Summer — laurms15 @ 5:03 pm

1/3 cup water
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1lb fresh or frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or other liqueur

Melt the sugar and water together to form a simple syrup and cool.

Mix the strawberries and simple sugar and lemon/lime juice and puree in a blender.

Freeze the mixture in ice cream maker according to directions for the ice cream maker.


Coconut Lime Sorbet June 7, 2011

Filed under: Dessert,Ice Cream,Sorbet,Summer — laurms15 @ 8:35 pm
  • 2 15-ounce can cream of coconut (preferably Coco Lopez)
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
In a bowl whisk together ingredients. Freeze mixture in an ice-cream maker. Transfer sorbet to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden.
This was given to me by Rachel. I’m so glad she thought of me!!

Peach Sorbet

Filed under: Dessert,Sorbet,Summer — laurms15 @ 8:30 pm


  • 2 pounds fresh peaches
  • 1 1/2 cups simple syrup (recipe follows)
  • Juice of 1 lemon


Score bottom of peaches with an X and boil for about 10 seconds in boiling water peel off skin.
Remove peach pits. Puree peaches in a food processor or blender. Pour puree into a bowl and stir in simple syrup and lemon juice. Taste and adjust syrup or lemon juice to taste. Freeze in an ice cream maker using manufacturers instructions.


Simple Syrup:

  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups sugar

Stir water and sugar into a saucepan. Place pan over high heat and bring to a full boil. Let syrup cool before using. Store leftover syrup in a glass jar.