Melon Sorbet


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.

Cooking & Recipes



This refreshing frozen treat captures the rich, sweet flavors of a local favorite.


6 to 8 servings

Preparation Time: 

20 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

2 hours

Preparation Method

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