Sunday, June 23, 2013

Watermelon Sorbet : 'The Picnic Game"

I am "going" on a picnic and I'm bringing some delicious food beginning with the letter W, .... for Watermelon Sorbet. For those of you who are familiar with Louise, the lovely lady from Months of Edible Celebrations, would know about this on-line picnic called, The Picnic Game, that Louise is hosting each June, with the final round-up on 1st July.

And I'm "going" on a picnic with Louise and all the lovely ladies who has joined in the fun. This is the first time that I've joined The Picnic Game. June 18th is International Picnic Day and Louise has invited us for a picnic game for the month of June. The game is played by selecting a letter and you are supposed to make some food beginning from your chosen letter, to the picnic. The chosen letter will be confirmed and assigned to each person by Louise, like in my case, I chose the letter W, and it is for Watermelon Sorbet. And that's not all, each of us must list what the other persons before your letter, are bringing! It is a fun on-line picnic game!

I am going on a picnic and bringing ...
A...Aloo Gobi
C...Crispy Curry Fried Chicken

D...Dying for Chocolate Cake
E...Eton Mess
F ...Fish in a Jar
G...Golden Pillow Hee Ban
H...Hummingbird Cake
I....Ice Cream Sandwiches
J....Jersey Style Hot Dogs
K...Kahlua Mocha Ice Cream
L...Light and Soft Japanese Cheesecake
M...Ma'Moul ~ A traditional Lebanese cookie
N....Nettle Quinoa Tart
O...Oriental Pasta Salad
P...Pan de Mango
Q...Quinoa Pizza Balls
R... Rainbow Connection Cupcakes
S...Strawberry Yogurt Ice Cream
T...Telosma Cordata Eucheuma Jelly
U...U-Never Fail Cheesecake
V...Vanilla & Cream Cheese Pound Cake & Citus Glaze
W...Watermelon Sorbet
X ...Xtra Good Walnut Apple Cake
Y... Yakon Kelp Soup
Z..Zucchine in Padella con Aceto e Peperoncino                             
                          WATERMELON SORBET

                                 Makes about 1/2 gallon
3           cups water
1           cup sugar
4           cups seeded, chopped watermelon
1/4        cup lime juice
1.     Bring 3 cups water and sugar just to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Cool.2.        Process sugar syrup and watermelon, in batches, in a blender until smooth. Stir in lime juice. Cover and chill 2 hours.3.        Pour mixture into the freezer container of a 1-gallon ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.
Here's some different varieties:
***Grapefruit Sorbet: Substitute 3 cups fresh grapefruit juice and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.
***Pineapple Sorbet: Substitute 2 cups chopped pineapple for watermelon and lime juice. Strain and discard pulp after processing mixture in blender, if desired. Proceed as directed.
***Lemon Sorbet: Substitute 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice and 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.
***Orange Sorbet: Substitute 3 cups fresh orange juice and 2 teaspoons grated orange rind for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.
***Strawberry Sorbet: Substitute 5 cups fresh or frozen strawberries and 2 tablespoons lemon juice for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.
***Cantaloupe Sorbet: Substitute 4 cups chopped cantaloupe for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.
***Cherry Sorbet: Substitute 1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, prepared, and 1 (16-ounce) jar maraschino cherries for watermelon and lime juice. Strain and discard pulp, if desired. Proceed as directed.
***Raspberry Sorbet: Substitute 5 cups fresh or frozen raspberries for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.


  1. Hi Nee,
    Looks like we are the early birds to the picnic! All the better, we shall wait patiently and excitedly for the others to fill the basket! Watermelon sorbet sounds wonderful! I would not mind having second helpings at all!
    Thank you for stopping by!
    I'm looking forward to see what the others are bringing!

  2. Oh Nee!!!
    You're bringing Watermelon Sorbet to our Picnic. That is just wonderful! You have done a great job of packing your Picnic basket. I can't wait to share in your watermelon sorbet at the picnic. It's going to be so much FUN!

  3. Good morning Joyce ,
    Help yourself to the Watermelon sorbet I will have plenty for the picnic .
    Thank you for stopping by .
    Need a salad to go with the Curred chicken .

  4. Hi Louise ,
    I am on 'Cloud 9' I can hardly wait to meet the others at the picnic .
    FUN is the name of the game .

  5. This look really delicious I love it!!

  6. Thanks Gloria ... really good on a warm afternoon , thanks for stopping by .

  7. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comJune 26, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Hi Nee,
    This is so refreshing and yummy.
    Pls reserve a big portion for me plssss... am I greedy??? hahaha
    Nope, in fact I am going to share it with those late comers so that they would have a chance to taste your yummylicious watermelon sorbet!

  8. Thanks Ivy ,
    No one will notice because everyone will be stuffing their faces :)

  9. Very refreshing & delicious summery sorbet! YUM! ;)

  10. Hit Kit ,
    It's so good ona nice afternnon after a long hot day. :)

  11. Oh my oh my...this surely my favourite. Have any idea how to bring this home with me????? >o<
    Enjoy & have fun at the picnic party.
    Cheers, Kristy

  12. Mmmm, I am a big sorbet fan and may even have to try making this myself! Thanks for bringing it to the picnic!

  13. There are so many different twist to this sorbet with all the fresh fruits in season .... have fun :)

  14. what a beautiful presentation and i love the rosy red of the watermelon sorbet. After having so much good food at the picnic, i cant think of any other way than having this sorbet to cool myself down! great idea!!

  15. Hi Lena ...I'm having a sorbet with you ...I'm stuffed from tasting the goodies . :)


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