Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Low Cal Wednesday




Every time I make something thinking it is summer it get cold again. I will admit I have not made ice cream or the likeness since I was a child. Since we had all of the indigents we gave this one a try. The man did not seem to be very impressed he would probably would of liked, a LIKE IT from Cold Stone Creamery with nothing on it plain 1200 cal. I on the other hand, would rather spend my calories on two desserts or another entree. Here is a fun and easy low cal dessert and pretty also. I found this recipe in an old Light & Tasty Magazine. One 1/2 cup serving equals 95 calories and a trace of fat you cant beat that. The color was just beautiful. I did make one little change that would lower the calories even more to the original recipe. I halved the sugar and put half honey.Don't you just want to pick up the spoon and take a bite. The mint freshens your breath with each bite.
Watermelon Berry Sorbet

1 cup water
1/4 sugar
1/4 honey
2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
1 tablespoon minced fresh mint

In a small heavy saucepan, bring the water and sugar and honey to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
Place the watermelon and strawberries in a blender or food processor; add sugar syrup. Cover and process for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Strain and discard seeds and pulp. Transfer puree to a 13 in.x9-in. x 2-in. dish. Freeze for 1 hour or until edges begin to firm.
Stir in mint. Freeze 2 hours longer or until firm. Just before serving, transfer to a blender or food processor; cover and process for 2-3 minutes or until smooth.

16 comments:

Mary said...

I'm definitely going to give this a try. The watermelon has intrigued me.

Lynda said...

This looks so cool, refreshing and delicious! I haven't made ice cream in years, but this recipe may change that. Great recipe, Nett!

Barbara Bakes said...

This sounds so light and refreshing!

teresa said...

This looks so good, I've never had a frozen treat with watermelon, I can't wait to try!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I am really loving this recipe! I'm a big fan of sorbets, because they are less fattening than ice cream.
I don't like watermelon, as a rule-- but with strawberries...yes, indeed!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Debby

Joie de vivre said...

I've tried strawberry sorbet but have never added watermelon. What a great idea! So, in the spirit that washing one's car will make it rain, you are the one bringing on the cold weather bouts with your summer recipes? Girl, you need to knock it off! I'm ready for some warm weather! :)

5 Star Foodie said...

This sorbet will be wonderful when the weather warms up :) The watermelon flavor sounds great!

Sara said...

I love making sorbet in the summertime, there are so many flavor options and it's relatively healthy!

Coleen's Recipes said...

OMGoodness this sounds deliciously refreshing. I can't wait to try it.

Ginger said...

Lynette I have one word for you!! YUMMY. The sorbet looks so fresh and fantastic. I really have to thank you for sharing this recipe!! It is on my list for this weekend...

Kristen said...

I like the idea of making your own sorbet, I never would have thought to do it

Reeni♥ said...

What a treat this is, and so low in calories. I love it!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This definitely sounds like a cool and refreshing treat! I'm putting this down for Memorial Day!

Sophie said...

Lynette, I love this sorbet: easy & yet so delicious!! great sorbet!!

Katy ~ said...

Nett, this is positively a gold mine. I have a family member with multiple food allergies, and this will be a treat that I can make for her.

I cannot tell you have grateful I am for this post! Looks delicious for everyone!

Tangled Noodle said...

That looks so refreshing and summery! I've got the strawberries - I just need watermelon and I'm good to go!