Minty Melon Sorbet

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Sweet melon sorbet, accented with mint and ginger, melts in your mouth and cleanses the palate to finish a meal. The alcohol helps keep the sorbet smooth. Serve with chilled melon balls or a mixed fruit salad. If you’re using a 1-quart ice cream maker, churn the sorbet in two batches.

  • 2Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz. (1/4 cup.) vodka or tequila, optional
  • 8 cups cubed cantaloupe (2 medium cantaloupes)
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 2/3 cup roughly chopped mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp. grated lime zest, for garnish

Preparation

Stir together sugar and 1 cup water in saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat, and cool, stirring occasionally.

Blend sugar syrup with lime juice, vodka, cantaloupe, ginger, and salt in blender or food processor 30 seconds, or until completely smooth. Add mint, and pulse several times until mint is chopped. Chill cantaloupe mixture, then churn in 2-qt. ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions.

Place 1 large scoop of sorbet into each of eight bowls, and garnish with mint leaves and 1 pinch lime zest.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 159
  • Carbohydrate Content: 40 g
  • Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 57 mg
  • Sugar Content: 37 g