Grab a spoon and beat the heat with healthy watermelon basil sorbet! Featuring the goodness of juicy watermelons, this all-natural homemade sorbet is the answer to all your summer cravings!
Preparing this watermelon basil sorbet is soo easy. All it really needs is a few minutes of prep work, a few seconds with the blender, and a few hours in the freezer. How could something so good be so simple? Well, as they say, sometimes the best things in life are the simple things!
Watermelon contains significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, antioxidants, and amino acids, making this watermelon sorbet one the healthiest treats you will ever have. Watermelons also contain very high levels of lycopene, in fact, among the highest found among other types of fruit. This naturally-occurring pigment serves beyond giving watermelons their beautiful red hue. It is a potent phytonutrient that triggers the occurrence of multiple healthy reactions within the body, being linked mostly with heart health, cancer prevention, and battling inflammation.
On top of all these, watermelons only contain 40 calories per cup, are low in sodium, and definitely fat-free! Made up of 92 percent water, watermelons are much more nutritionally dense than you might think.
Use this simple recipe with other types of fruit to create different flavours. You can also add some yogurt for a creamier, smoother treat.
Grab a spoon and beat the heat with watermelon basil sorbet. It is healthy, refreshing, and easy to prepare!
- 1 and 1/2 kg watermelon, peeled and roughly-chopped
- 10 fresh basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 1 cup yogurt (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth.
- Transfer the mixture into a covered container and leave for 4 hours in the freezer.
- Take the sorbet out of the freezer and whisk to a slushy consistency.
- Return to the freezer and leave to fully set overnight.
- For the best results, keep the size of the ice crystals as fine as possible as your sorbet solidifies by breaking down those ice crystals manually with a whisk before the sorbet fully sets (after about four hours of initial freezing).
- Use this simple recipe with other types of fruit to create different flavours. You can also add some yogurt for a creamier, smoother treat.