This is what summer tastes like! Sweet watermelon married with ice cold beer and spun into a beautifully smooth, bright pink sorbet. Yeah man.
Watermelon & Beer Sorbet
Yield: 5 cups
Time: 10 minutes prep + 30 minutes to spin in ice cream machine
- a large knife
- measuring cup
- cutting board
- blender or food processor
- ice cream machine (optional)
- 8 cups watermelon, cubed
- 1 cup good quality beer
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
Chill bowl for ice cream maker in the freezer at least 8 hours prior to making this sorbet.
Cut away rind from watermelon. Cube about 8 cups of watermelon and place in large bowl. Add sugar and beer, toss to coat.
Puree until smooth in blender. Pour juice through a fine mesh strainer. Taste, add more beer or sugar if necessary.
Spin in ice cream maker about 30 minutes. Alternatively you can pour the sorbet mix into a shallow pan and freeze it overnight. The alcohol in the recipe helps the sorbet to stay slightly soft in the freezer.