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sugar free, watermelon sorbet

In casein free, dairy free, desserts, gluten free, recipes on July 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Recipe adapted from: http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2009/08/sugar-free-watermelon-sorbet.html

Watermelon has a high water content and is naturally sweet making it perfect for sorbet. This recipe is very easy to make and does not require an ice cream maker.

The trick to making this recipe at a moment’s notice is to have your freezer already stocked with chopped watermelon. Then all you need to do is toss everything into the food processor and you can have a healthy, refreshing dessert in minutes!

4 to 5 cups frozen (seedless) watermelon chunks
the juice of one lime
1/3 cup honey
1/8 teaspoon guar gum

Place all ingredients into a food processor fitted with the “s” blade and pulse. Continue to process then pulse until all of the chunks have become a smooth sorbet. The pulsing is really the trick here, so if the watermelon chunks just are not breaking down, turn off your machine, then pulse. Taste and add more sweetener if necessary. Pulse again.

You can serve it right away or scoop it out and freeze for a few hours in a container. Use an ice cream scoop to serve.

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watermelon whole fruit popsicles

In books, casein free, clever ideas, dairy free, desserts, gluten free, recipes, snacks on July 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

You can replace the watermelon puree with honeydew melon or cantaloupe puree.

Use any fresh organic fruit you have on hand.

I like using contrasting colors because it makes the popsicles look so pretty! And don’t forget to use seedless watermelon.

3 cups watermelon puree (about 1/4 to 1/2 a watermelon)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 peach or nectarine, diced small
handful fresh cherries, pitted and chopped

Recipe and instructions: http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2012/07/watermelon-whole-fruit-popsicles.html


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watermelon frosty

In casein free, dairy free, desserts, food porn, gluten free, recipes on July 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm

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Watermelon Frosty
serves 2

2 1/4 cups frozen watermelon cubes
1/2+ cup water
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 large lemon, squeezed (lime juice also works very well! use 2 limes)
1 fresh banana

optional: 2 shots of tequila (or sub with more water or fruit juice)
also optional: a few dashes of cayenne powder in the blender or over top when you serve!

Garnish: a few slices of watermelon – with rind on – frozen.

Blend Pour. Garnish with frozen watermelon/rind slices. Serve! Enjoy.

Blending Tip! The best way to blend up this frosty is in a Vitamix – it really frosts up that thick frozen watermelon!

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