What could be more refreshing than Watermelon?

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In Alaska, we relish the first signs of Spring. It starts with the squirrels, the pussy willows, then the longer days and before you know it, the snow is gone and there is a sudden burst of green from the grass and trees. It always happens so suddenly and from first ‘hot’ sunny day – it’s ON! Summer is here!

I always celebrate with a flavor that is distinctly summer – Watermelon! Nothing quite quenches like a nice crisp bite of a ripened wedge – that is until we tried Watermelon Sorbet!

It’s not hard to whip up, and doesn’t last long, but when it comes to cool refreshment, it certainly satisfies!

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We simply cube the flesh from a meduim watermelon with a nice sharp chef’s knife, toss it in the Vita Mix with some lime juice and a touch of sugar – select the smoothie setting, tap the switch and watch it blend to a perfectly pink puree.

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Then it’s into the Cuisinart ice cream machine for it’s final freeze. Because of the high water content, this step doesn’t take long, providing your bowl is good and chilled.

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Scoop and serve!

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For a refreshing beverage, you can spoon the frozen watermelon mix into a sparkling soda or lemonade with a wedge of lime and a stripey straw.

Ahhhhh, SUMMER!

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