Day 5: Watermelon Mimosa

December 23, 2014
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If you’re looking for a refreshing treat, this is it. I have always been a major fan of anything watermelon flavoured – it’s my favourite Body Shop lipbalm flavour. This watermelon sorbet is no expection. It is both fresh and refreshing, and somewhat healthy. Somewhat.

Ingredients:

  • Half a watermelon
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of caster sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • Your favourite champagne (Or sparkling grape juice, in my case – not the biggest fan of alcohol)

Method:

  • Add the water and sugar to a medium saucepan on a low heat.
  • When the sugar has dissolved, turn the heat to high so that the mixture starts to boil.
  • Let the mixture boil for about 15 minutes. It should thicken to a syrup. Once thicker, take the pan off the stove and let the mixture cool for 40 minutes.
  • While it cools, deseed the watermelon and cut it up into cubes. Place the cubes in a blender and blitz until a smooth purée has formed.
  • Sieve the purée into a bowl, pressing out all the juice you possibly can. By the end, you should have about 700ml.
  • When the syrup mixture has cooled, add it to the watermelon juice and combine.
  • Pour this into a container with a lid, close it and place it in the freezer for 5 hours.
  • After 5 hours, take the container out of the freezer and place the mixture into a bowl, break it up a bit and then blitz. Place the mixture back into the container and freeze for another 5 hours.
  • After the next 5 hours take the mixture of of the freezer, add it to a bowl with the 2 egg whites and blend. The egg whites will give the mixture that perfect sorbet texture.
  • One last time put the mixture back into the container and into the freezer for 5 hours.
  • The sorbet is great on its own but if you want a bit of a kick, add some champagne to create a watermelon mimosa!

Serves 4.

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