Nectarine & Watermelon Sorbet

Oh my golly goodness, boy has it been hot in Melbourne. I love the heat however it’s completely put me off baking at the moment. Whilst we’re sweltering in this heat I thought it was the perfect time to make something icy and refreshing.

I made this up when I was in a little bit of a rush last week. It’s my own recipe and I have to say it’s a winner. I had four happy little ripe nectarines in the fruit bowl and half a juicy watermelon in the fridge… my over-fried brain immediately thought of sorbet!  I hadn’t made sorbet in at least 8 or 9 years and had forgotten just how easy was. I used to make an Italian style strawberry sorbet with whipped egg whites and white wine but this recipe is way easier. The proportions are just right so you can really taste the two flavours.

Anyway, I quickly whizzed-up a batch but forgot that it was going to take 4 hours to freeze! Duh. Needless to say it was worth the wait.  I finally had a little treat to escape the heat.

x e.

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Nectarine & Watermelon Sorbet

300g or 4 nectarines – skinned
300g of pink watermelon flesh
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup warm water


1. Dice nectarines and watermelon into a food processor and blitz until smooth.

2. Add warm water and sugar into a small bowl until sugar has dissolved.

3. Add sugar and water to the fruit and blend well. Pour into a bowl and place into the freezer. If you don’t have an ice cream machine and have time, stir the mixture every half an hour or hour and the sorbet will freeze to the right consistency.

4. If you don’t have time to stir, wait until it is completely frozen then cut it into cubes and blitz it in the food processor again until smooth. Pour this back into the same container and refreeze for an hour or so.

5. Of course if you’re lucky enough to have an ice cream machine, pop it in there until frozen!

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6 Discussion to this post

  1. Adding ice cream machine to my shopping list, I’m to lazy to stir every hour ;) I love the combination of watermelon and nectarines!

    • Emily says:

      I know! I couldn’t be bothered stirring it either. I just let it completely freeze and then blitzed it in the food processor to make it lighter.

  2. JeBouffe says:

    Great recipe and really superb pictures.

    Will try it as soon as the snow melt….. in a few months…..

    Thanks for sharing it.

    • Emily says:

      Yes you’ll have to try this recipe when the weather warms up a little for you! Glad you like the photos :)

  3. just found your blog, you have so many great recipes! this sorbet sounds delicious…bookmarking it to make this summer :)

    • Emily says:

      Yes, sorbet is probably the last thing you feel like if you live in the Northern Hemisphere! Be sure to let me know how you go when you do get around to making it. x e.

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