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Beat the heat with this refreshing Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet! It’s the perfect summer treat – light, fruity, and incredibly easy to make. Craving something sweet, cool, and dairy-free? This single serving sorbet is your answer! Get ready to whip up this 3-ingredient delight and enjoy its natural sweetness anytime.

What Is A Sorbet?

A sorbet is a frozen dessert made from fruit puree, sugar or honey, and water. It has a smooth, icy texture and is typically dairy-free, making it a popular choice for those looking for a lighter or lactose-free alternative to ice cream.

The Origin And History Of Sorbets

Sorbets are believed to have originated in ancient Persia, where people would mix crushed ice with fruit juices and sweeteners to create a refreshing treat. The concept of sorbet eventually spread to Europe, where it evolved into the delicious dessert we know today.

Why This Recipe Works

This Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet recipe works because it offers a simple, easy-to-follow process for creating a delightful, dairy-free frozen treat. With just three ingredients and a focus on single-serving size, you’ll enjoy a fresh, perfectly balanced sorbet every time.

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Ingredients

  • Watermelon: If you don’t have seedless watermelon, remove the seeds before blending.
  • Fresh Strawberries: You can use frozen strawberries if fresh ones are unavailable; just thaw them slightly before using.
  • Honey or Agave Syrup: Adjust the amount of sweetener based on your taste preferences. You can also use maple syrup or another sweetener of your choice.
  • Water (optional)

This is just an overview of the ingredients I used and why I used them. For the full recipe please scroll down to the recipe box at the bottom of the post.

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How To Make Watermelon Sorbet

Puree watermelon, strawberries, and honey in a blender, and then pour the juice into a small dish and place it in the freezer.

an overhead view of a bowl of strawberry sorbet next to strawberries scattered around a table.

Expert Tips

  • You don’t really have to use a sweetener in this recipe if you don’t want to, but I find that when you puree and freeze fruit, it tastes less sweet than it would if you eat it unfrozen. You don’t need to add much, just about 1/4 cup of honey is perfect.
  • Depending on the blender you use, you might find you need to add a little water to help the fruit puree. I use a Vitamix and don’t really need to add any but when I’m making this sorbet in my other blender, I find a few tablespoons of water seems to be enough to get the fruits blended.
  • As for the dish I use for this dessert, I use the 5-inch baking dish I use in so many of my recipes for one. Feel free to use any freezer-safe dish that will hold the juices.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Pick A Watermelon?

* No matter the size, a watermelon should feel heavy for its size.
* Look for a yellow spot on the watermelon. Watermelons develop a yellow spot where they rest on the ground. When this spot is creamy yellow, it’s ripe.
* Tap the watermelon. A ripe one will have a hollow sound, which means it is juicy and at the peak of its ripeness.

Can This Recipe Be Doubled?

Absolutely! If you’d like to make a little extra sorbet, just double the ingredients.

How Long Will Sorbet Stay Good In The Freezer?

Homemade sorbet will generally keep well for about a month, covered in the freezer.

Can I Use Different Fruit?

Definitely! Feel free to experiment with other fruits like mango, pineapple, or raspberry to create your own unique sorbet flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your single-serving Watermelon Sorbet with strawberries in a chilled bowl or glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or a few fresh fruit pieces for added visual appeal. Enjoy this delightful sorbet as a refreshing snack on a hot day, a palate cleanser between courses, or as a light dessert after a meal.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder or you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

Freezing Watermelon

To freeze watermelon, follow these steps:

  1. Cut the watermelon into cubes or slices, and remove any seeds.
  2. Place the watermelon pieces on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer, ensuring they don’t touch each other.
  3. Freeze the watermelon for a few hours or until fully frozen.
  4. Transfer the frozen watermelon pieces to an airtight container or a freezer-safe plastic bag, and store them in the freezer.

Frozen watermelon can be used in smoothies and sorbets, or eaten as a cool, refreshing snack. When properly stored, frozen watermelon can last up to 10-12 months in the freezer.

If stored in the refrigerator, fresh-cut watermelon should be consumed within 3-4 days for the best quality and taste. To extend its shelf life, keep the watermelon in an airtight container or cover it with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out or absorbing other odors from the fridge.

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Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet For One

4.93 from 14 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
8 hours
Total: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Whip up a refreshing Watermelon Sorbet with strawberries! Easy, fruity recipe for a perfect summer treat. Cool down and indulge in natural sweetness!

Ingredients 
 

  • 2 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3-4 tablespoons water (optional)

Instructions 

  • Place the watermelon, strawberries and honey in a blender and puree until smooth. Add water if necessary to puree.
  • Pour watermelon/strawberry juice into a freezer-safe container or dish and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

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Notes

Expert Tips
  • You don’t really have to use honey in this recipe if you don’t want to but I find that when you puree and freeze fruit, it tastes less sweet than it would if you eat it unfrozen. You don’t need to add much, just about 1/4 cup of honey is perfect.
  • Depending on the blender you use, you might find you need to add a little water to help the fruit puree. I use a Vitamix and don’t really need to add any but when I’m making this sorbet in my other blender, I find a few tablespoons of water seems to be enough to get the fruits blended.
  • As for the dish I use for this dessert, I use the 5-inch baking dish I use in so many of my recipes for one. Feel free to use any freezer safe dish that will hold the juices.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 389kcal, Carbohydrates: 104g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 605mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 95g, Vitamin A: 1747IU, Vitamin C: 110mg, Calcium: 49mg, Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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33 Comments

  1. Do you know how difficult it was to allow this to freeze into a sorbet? I managed and it was delicious. We are going to double the recipe next time so we can have one serving each :o)

    1. Hi Harry,

      I know what you mean! The “juice” tastes so good, I could drink it.

      The recipe definitely doubles well so making more won’t be a problem.

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe, thank you so much for taking the time to let me know.

      Joanie

  2. I love the flavor combo! I never would have guessed how easy it is to make a sorbet, but I’ll definitely be giving this recipe a try soon!

  3. I could eat watermelon every single day!! I love this watermelon strawberry combination!! I’m so ready for summer.