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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

RSJ’s Summer Watermelon Sorbet

This sorbet makes for the perfect summer snack that's delicious and refreshing.


2 cups Water
1 cup Sugar
3 cups Watermelon purée


Dissolve sugar in water to make a simple syrup. Add watermelon purée. Freeze in an ice cream maker using the manufacturer’s instructions.

You might need to tweak the syrup-to-puree ratio. To check for the correct ratio, drop a clean whole egg into the mix. The portion of the egg that rises out of the mixture should be the size of a quarter. Adjust the water to mixture ratio to make the egg rise or drop in the mix.

Yield: 6 one-cup servings

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