Check out our recipe on how to make Watermelon Sherbet using the Ninja Creami!
There's nothing more refreshing than fresh, sweet, watermelon! Watermelon makes a great sherbet! It's sweet, but not too sweet, and has a ton of watermelon flavor! Sherbet (not sherbert as I always thought it was spelled) is like sorbet but because it has the sweetened condensed milk in it, is a creamier, richer version of sorbet. It's scoopable and delicious! Basically, it's like eating a bowl of sweet watermelon for dessert!
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Watermelon is in season from about May through September. But, some grocery stores have pre-cut watermelon available in the produce department year-round. I have not seen frozen watermelon available, I'm guessing because it would not thaw very well since it's mostly water, so look for a fresh watermelon!
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Growing up I was told that if you ate watermelon seeds you would grow a watermelon plant in your belly. I can confirm, that is not true. LOL. Technically, yes you can eat watermelon seeds. But, most prefer not to. Buying a seedless watermelon makes it easier to avoid the seeds.
If you are planning on eating the watermelon as a slice or chunk, I would not recommend freezing it as the texture will be way off from the original texture of the watermelon. There is way too much water in watermelon for it to freeze well unless you are planning on using it to make a frozen treat like watermelon sherbet or sorbet.
No, I would not recommend using bottled watermelon juice to make watermelon sherbet. Some stores sell freshly "squeezed" watermelon juice, but as you can see when you purchase it, the watermelon pulp and the water separate. If you use the fresh watermelon juice, it will stay separated when frozen and will be like trying to process a block of ice.
Usually, if your ice cream comes out dry or crumbly it's due to one of the following reasons:
*Your freezer is too cold. Try to adjust your freezer to be a little warmer or let your ice cream sit on the counter for 5-10 minutes before processing it.
*Your recipe does not have enough fat in it. Try adding in a little bit of a higher fat dairy product to your recipe next time.
*Your recipe may not have enough sugar in it. The less sugar in the recipe, the icier and crumblier the ice cream will be. Regular sugar, honey, or corn syrup can be used to increase the sugar content if desired.
To help resolve this issue, after processing, add 1 tablespoon of dairy and then reprocess.
Yes! If you are looking to make your own versions of ice cream or any frozen treat or have a dietary restriction that does not allow you to eat store-bought ice creams, then the Ninja Creami is perfect for you! Because the Ninja Creami allows you to 100% modify all of the ingredients in your treats, you can make any flavor you want with any mix-ins that you would like. Also, you have 100% control over the nutrition of the treat. This means you can make dairy-free, sugar-free, keto, diabetic, full fat or no fat recipes. The options are literally endless!
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Ingredient substitutions and tips for making Ninja Creami Watermelon Sherbet:
The full ingredient list is found at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
Watermelon- Fresh watermelon, with the seeds removed. The fresher and sweeter the watermelon, the better the sherbet will taste.
Sweetened Condensed Milk- If you don't have sweetened condensed milk, you can make your own. Here's a recipe that shows you how to make it.
Lime Juice- Fresh or packaged lime juice works great. If you don't have lime juice, you can use lemon or orange juice instead.
Salt- The salt helps to pull out the sweetness of the watermelon. But, if you prefer, you can omit the salt.
Directions for making Ninja Watermelon Sherbet:
1. Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend until all ingredients are combined- This should only take a second or two.
2. Pour the mixture into a Ninja Creami pint container. Put the lid on the pint container and freeze for 24 hours.
3. Once frozen, remove the pint from the freezer and place it into the outer bowl.
4. Choose the "Sorbet" button and process.
5. Re-spin to process the sherbet a second time.
6. Remove the pint and serve! Enjoy!
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Original and Deluxe Ingredient Measurements
Use the multiplier below to adjust quantities based on the machine that you own. 1X=Original 16 ounce 1.5X=Deluxe 24 ounces
- 1⅔ Cups Watermelon (Fresh- cut into chunks and seeds removed)
- ⅓ Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Lime Juice
- 1 Pinch Salt
- Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend until all ingredients are combined- This should only take a second or two.
- Pour the mixture into a Ninja Creami pint container. Put the lid on the pint container and freeze for 24 hours.
- Once frozen, remove the pint from the freezer and place it into the outer bowl.
- Choose the "Sorbet" button and process.
- Re-spin to process the sherbet a second time.
- Remove the pint and serve! Enjoy!
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only.
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Freakin’ awesome, and refreshing!
Mine did not turn out creamy it was watery and icy what went wrong.
Hmmm that’s strange. Did you add the sweetened condensed milk and blend it all together before freezing?
Yes blended it in blender put in freezer overnight and put it under sorbet twice.should I have used the cremi to blend it first and then freeze and do cremi on sorbet
It sounds like you did everything right. You added condensed milk and not evaporated milk right? The condensed milk should have made it really creamy.
Why put it in a blender to mix why not in the cremi.I will try it again this weekend
You can put it in the creamy to blender it’s just that the blender does a better job