Fat-Free Watermelon Sherbet…A Sweet Treat Recipe From Sweet Basil

Fat-Free Watermelon SherbetFat-free Watermelon Sherbet

Frozen fresh fruit, easy and fun to make! Fat-free, and easily adaptable to be sugar-free, too. Guilt free for moms and kids!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2cup sugar
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3cup cranberry juice cocktail

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place watermelon cubes in a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover and blend or process until smooth. (There should be 3 cups of the mixture.) Stir in sugar.
  2. In a small saucepan combine gelatin and cranberry juice cocktail. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir mixture over low heat until gelatin is dissolved.
  3. Stir the gelatin mixture into the melon mixture. Pour into an 8x8x2-inch baking pan.
  4. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  5. Break up frozen mixture and place in a chilled mixer bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed or until mixture is fluffy.
  6. Return to pan. Cover and freeze for 6 hours or until firm. Makes 8 (1/2-cup) servings.

Sweet Basil note: to make the sugar-free version, substitute Splenda or another sweetener, as well as use sugar free juice and gelatin.

Enjoy!

Follow us, like us, share us. We are Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens on Facebook. We are a local Middle Georgia producer of farm fresh fruits and vegetables and members of the American Poultry Association, licensed by the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture as Poultry Dealers and Brokers, and a proud member of the Georgia Grown program, a division of the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. We also breed, sell and ship poultry, pet pigs, bearded irises and much more. We have an 80 acre working farm, with great emphasis on all natural gardening and livestock management practices. An 1840’s general store is situated on our property, and serves as our on-site farmer’s market. We have a large vegetable and herb garden, fruit orchards and more. Conveniently located off of Interstate 75 near the Johnstonville Rd exit (#193). We are six miles west, located in Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens, with special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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