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Melon Mint Sorbet Recipe Without Ice Cream Maker

by Heather

Refreshing melon mint sorbet! This simple 3 ingredient healthy sorbet recipe without ice cream maker is dairy free, naturally sweetened with honey and uses sweet and juicy Solara™ Mini Melons. This delicious easy recipe is made in the blender and the perfect recipe to enjoy on a hot summer day!

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Melon Mint Sorbet

Melon Mint Sorbet Recipe Without Ice Cream Maker

Melon and mint go so well together, and this delicious homemade fruit sorbet really shows that! This no churn sorbet is made with not as much sugar as homemade ice cream, and is a cooling icy treat to enjoy when the temperature starts to warm up.

I like to keep my kitchen gadgets pretty minimal, and because of that an ice cream machine has never made the cut to join my kitchen. Luckily, it’s easy to make a frozen dessert without one!

This healthy recipe is made with less sugar, and the best part is it is incredibly easy to make with basic ingredients.

Melon Mint Sorbet Recipe without Ice Cream Maker

What is a sorbet?

Sorbet, or Italian ice, is made with simple ingredients. All you need are fruit, water and a little sugar.

Icy sorbet is typically lower in sugar and fat compared to ice cream. Sorbet is similar to sherbet, except that sherbet has milk (dairy or non-dairy) added into it.

Traditional recipes would call for a sugar made simple syrup, but in this recipe we’re making it with honey, which pairs really well with the melon.

Solara Mini Melons

Mini melons

Pure Flavor Solara™ Mini Melons are personal melons that give you tropical flavors in your hand. They are sweet, so juicy, and sustainably green house grown melons.

We couldn’t get enough of the melon the first time we took a bite, and turning it into a scoopable sorbet made it extra special!

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How to make sorbet without ice cream maker

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

  1. The first thing to do to make this sorbet is to dice 1 of the mini melons into cubes. Place the cubed melon on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for a couple of hours, until the fruit is frozen solid.
  2. To make your honey simple syrup, add the honey and water into a small pot and warm on low heat until the water is warm. Whisk the honey and water together. When they combine fully, pour the mixture into a jar to cool at room temperature.
  3. To make your sorbet, add the frozen chunks into a high speed blender and pulse until the melon is broken down. The fruit will look dry and airy at this point. Turn the blender on and pour ¾ of the honey simple syrup in as the blender runs.
  4. Scrape down the sides, add the mint leaves, and turn the blender on again. Add the remaining simple syrup if needed to help the sorbet blend, and to get it to a smoother sorbet texture.
  5. Pour the sorbet into a shallow pan, loaf pan, or glass freezer-safe container and place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  6. While the sorbet chills, slice the other mini melon in half and scoop out the seeds.
  7. Remove the sorbet from the freezer. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the sorbet out and serve in the mini melon halves. Garnish with minced mint and enjoy this easy healthy sorbet recipe!
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What to serve sorbet with

Sorbet is delicious on its own, but made extra special with toppings! Here are some favorite that go well with this melon mint sorbet

  • Minced mint or basil
  • Lime zest or lime juice for a hint of lime
  • Lemon zest or lemon juice
  • Shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Diced pistachios
  • Crumbled graham crackers
  • Chopped strawberries
  • Granola
  • Coconut cookie straws (pictured)
making sorbet in a blender

How to make sorbet in a food processor

The same process for making sorbet without an ice cream machine can be used with a food processor. You’ll simply use a food processor in place of the blender.

Instead of turning the food processor on to run fully, pulse in the beginning to break the melon pieces down into a more cloud like texture.

After the frozen melon is broken down, you can turn the food processor on to run fully as you drizzle the honey simple syrup into the sorbet. This is a great way to get a delicious sorbet using a food processor instead of a high speed blender!

melon sorbet recipe without ice cream maker

How to store leftover sorbet

Leftover sorbet can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer. If your sorbet gets frozen solid, set it out on the counter for 30 minutes to allow it to soften.

To get the sorbet mixture back to a smooth texture, you can simply blend it back to a creamy texture with a touch of water to get it going.

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this sorbet made without ice cream maker. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Melon – Any type of melon in the melon family will work well in this recipe. The same process of making sorbet without an ice cream maker can also be used with fresh strawberries, mango, peaches, and other fresh fruit. You can use a fruit puree as well to make delicious mango sorbet, watermelon sorbet, peach sorbet, pineapple sorbet, or use different fruit for so many flavors of easy sorbet recipes.

Honey – To make this sorbet vegan, you can substitute the honey for maple syrup or agave nectar. Since we’re turning the sweetener into a simple syrup, coconut sugar or cane sugar will work as well since they will dissolve into the water and make a simple sugar syrup.

Water – Replace the water in the sorbet base with fruit juice like orange juice, apple juice or pomegranate juices.

Mint – Fresh basil is a great substitute for mint.

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Melon Mint Sorbet Recipe Without Ice Cream Maker

Refreshing melon mint sorbet! This simple 3 ingredient healthy sorbet recipe without ice cream maker is dairy free, naturally sweetened with honey and uses sweet and juicy melon. This delicious easy recipe is made in the blender and the perfect recipe to enjoy on a hot summer day!
Prep Time10 mins
Freeze Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: honey, melon, sorbet
Servings: 2
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • The first thing to do to make this sorbet is to dice 1 of the mini melons into cubes. Place the cubed melon on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for a couple of hours, until the fruit is frozen solid.
  • To make your honey simple syrup, add the honey and water into a small pot and warm on low heat until the water is warm. Whisk the honey and water together. When they combine fully, pour the mixture into a jar to cool at room temperature.
  • To make your sorbet, add the frozen chunks into a high speed blender and pulse until the melon is broken down. The fruit will look dry and airy at this point. Turn the blender on and pour ¾ of the honey simple syrup in as the blender runs.
  • Scrape down the sides, add the mint leaves, and turn the blender on again. Add the remaining simple syrup if needed to help the sorbet blend, and to get it to a smoother sorbet texture.
  • Pour the sorbet into a shallow pan, loaf pan, or glass freezer-safe container and place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  • While the sorbet chills, slice the other mini melon in half and scoop out the seeds.
  • Remove the sorbet from the freezer. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the sorbet out and serve in the mini melon halves. Garnish with minced mint and enjoy this easy healthy sorbet recipe!
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Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 239IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg
melon mint sorbet recipe without ice cream maker

If you try this melon mint sorbet made without an ice cream maker, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

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Heather

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