Thursday, July 5, 2012

Watermelon Sherbet

Every 4th of July it has become our family tradition to have Watermelon Sherbet.  It isn't what you might be thinking!  It is a very refreshing sherbet dessert to have on those very hot 4th of July days!  Here is what you will need:

Lime sherbet, pineapple sherbet, raspberry sherbet  mini chocolate chips, large bowl and cellophane wrap.  If you can find pints of the lime and pineapple sherbets, that would be best.  I can never find them around here so have to buy the 1.5 quarts and just have leftover to eat later.  Darn!  LOL!  Also, it depends on the size of bowl you use to make your dessert as to how much raspberry sherbet to buy.  I always use 1.5 - 2 quarts.

Step One:  Set out the lime sherbet to soften.  Line your bowl with cellophane.  Press it to the sides of the bowl so that it lays as flat as possible.  There will be wrinkles in it but that is alright.

Step Two:  After the lime sherbet has softened, use a spoon or spatula to line the bowl with a layer of it.  Try to keep this layer to not more than a half of an inch thick.  Mine usually ends up sliding a bit to the bottom so mine gets a bit thicker there.  After you are satisfied with your layer, place the bowl in the freezer to let it harden.  Put your remaining lime sherbet in the freezer for another time.  Set out the pineapple sherbet to soften.

Step Three:  Once the lime sherbet is frozen and the pineapple sherbet is thawed, repeat the above process. Line the lime sherbet layer with a layer of pineapple sherbet, trying to keep this layer about 1/4 of an inch thick.  When satisfied with your layer, place the bowl in the freezer once again.  Set out the raspberry sherbet to soften.

Step Four:  After the raspberry sherbet has softened, place it in a different bowl.  Stir it until is is smooth, like soft-serve ice cream.  Add as many chocolate chips as you would like.  Mix well to distribute the "seeds" evenly throughout the sherbet.  If you want your watermelon to have a lot of seeds, add a lot of chocolate chips.  If you don't want too many seeds, don't add very many chocolate chips.

Once everything is mixed, add the entire amount of raspberry sherbet to your bowl, smooth it out evenly, and put it in the freezer one more time to set completely.

When it is time to serve, turn the bowl upside down on a platter and it will come right out because of the cellophane.  As you can see, mine has way too many crevices in it!  I didn't take the time I should have to smooth out the cellophane better!

Cut the "watermelon" into slices and serve.  As you can see also, my husband really chunked away at the "watermelon" this time when he was cutting it.  Usually we get nice, smooth cuts.  But either way, doesn't it look like a nice, refreshing piece of watermelon?!  And SOOOOOO tasty!

Well, there it is!  One of our July traditions!  I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial for a very simple but very refreshing dessert!  Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!


  1. So clever! I remember the first time that I had this at your house, I thought it was such a great idea... And so light and yummy!

    1. I think it gets lighter and yummier each year Shae! I am pretty sure that is calorie-free by now so I can eat as much as I want! LOL!