Tips To Serve Watermelon Sorbet Ninja Creami The Best

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Looking to beat the summer heat with a healthy and delicious frozen treat? Look no further than watermelon sorbet made with the Ninja Creami! This recipe is incredibly simple, requires minimal ingredients, and utilizes the power of the Ninja Creami to create a refreshing and healthy sorbet in minutes.

Why Watermelon Sorbet?

Ninja Creami Watermelon Sherbet - The Tasty Travelers
Ninja Creami Watermelon Sherbet – The Tasty Travelers

Watermelon is a quintessential summer fruit, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s naturally low in calories and fat, making it a perfect base for a guilt-free frozen dessert. This sorbet recipe takes advantage of watermelon’s sweetness and refreshing qualities, creating a cool and satisfying treat that’s perfect for a hot day.

Ingredients:

4 cups seedless watermelon, chopped (around half a medium watermelon)

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional, to taste)
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

  • Optional Add-Ins:

    1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger

  • Directions:

    1. Freeze the Watermelon: The key to a smooth and creamy sorbet lies in freezing the watermelon properly. Wash and dry the watermelon, then cut it into chunks. Ideally, the chunks should be around 1-inch cubes. Spread the watermelon chunks on a baking sheet in a single layer and place them in the freezer for at least 4 hours, or overnight for best results.

    2. Prepare the Ninja Creami: While the watermelon freezes, ensure your Ninja Creami container is completely frozen for at least 24 hours.

    3. Blend the Sorbet: Once the watermelon is frozen solid, remove it from the freezer and add it to the Ninja Creami container. Squeeze in the fresh lime juice and add any optional add-ins you prefer.

    4. Sweeten to Taste: This recipe utilizes the natural sweetness of watermelon, but you can adjust the sweetness level by adding 1-2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup. Start with a tablespoon and blend, then taste and add more if desired. A pinch of salt can also enhance the flavors.

    5. Process the Sorbet: Attach the Ninja Creami lid and locking ring. Choose the “Sorbet” program setting (or consult your specific Ninja Creami model’s instructions) and turn it on. The Ninja Creami will churn and process the frozen watermelon into a smooth and creamy sorbet. This typically takes around 60-90 seconds.

    6. Serve Immediately: Once processing is complete, remove the lid and scoop the watermelon sorbet into bowls. Enjoy immediately for the best texture and flavor!

    Nutrition Facts (Per Serving):

    This recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Here’s a rough estimate of the nutritional content per serving:

    Calories: 50-70 (depending on added sweetener)

  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 10mg (from optional pinch of salt)
  • Carbohydrates: 12-14g (including natural sugars from watermelon)
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: Excellent source
  • Vitamin C: Excellent source

  • Note: This is an approximate nutritional breakdown and may vary depending on the specific type of watermelon used and the amount of sweetener added.

    Conclusion:

    Watermelon sorbet made with the Ninja Creami is a fantastic way to enjoy a refreshing and healthy frozen treat this summer. It’s incredibly easy to make, requires minimal ingredients, and utilizes the convenience of the Ninja Creami to create a delicious and nutritious dessert. So ditch the store-bought ice cream and give this recipe a try!

    FAQs:

    1. Can I use frozen watermelon chunks instead of fresh?

    Yes, you can definitely use frozen watermelon chunks for this recipe. However, using fresh watermelon that you freeze yourself ensures the best texture and flavor. Commercially frozen fruits can sometimes be mushy after thawing, which can affect the final texture of the sorbet.

    2. Do I need a Ninja Creami to make this sorbet?

    While the Ninja Creami is a convenient tool for creating frozen treats like sorbet, you can achieve similar results with a high-powered blender. The key is ensuring the watermelon is completely frozen and the blender is powerful enough to process the frozen chunks into a smooth sorbet.

    3. What are some other flavor variations I can try?