Total Time: 20
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
This refreshing frozen treat captures the rich, sweet flavors of a local favorite.
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 cups chopped, very ripe honeydew melon or cantaloupe
- Zest and juice of 1 orange
- Garnish: 6 to 8 whole fresh mint leaves (optional)
In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine water and sugar; cook until sugar dissolves. Cool to room temperature and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine melon, orange zest, juice, and sugar mixture. Place half of melon mixture in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Pour into bowl of an ice-cream maker.
Repeat with remaining melon mixture. Then freeze in ice-cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.
Scoop frozen sorbet into dessert dishes and garnish with mint leaves if desired.