Eating with Emily

vegetarian meals & the more than occasional treat

Watermelon Sorbet


Watermelon is in season! So is basil! And mint! That means it’s time for watermelon sorbet. With just 3-4 ingredients, this simple sorbet is refreshing and oh so easy to make.

Western MA friends: you can get locally grown watermelons at Atlas Farms. We got basil with our weekly farm share, from the previously-mentioned horse-powered vegetable farm, Natural Roots.



  • A small watermelon
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons of lime juice (lemon would work too)
  • Fresh basil or mint, chopped, to garnish (optional)


1. Cut the watermelon into pieces, discarding the rind. Freeze the pieces overnight.

2. Put the watermelon in a blender or food processor with the yogurt and lime juice. Blend until smooth, but don’t over blend. (Note: If the watermelon is too frozen and won’t blend, you can let it sit at room temperature until it softens a little.)

3. Put it in the freezer for 1-2 hours.

4. Serve with chopped basil or mint on top!


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