Sorbet is one of those things I used to LOOOVE when I was in campus. I particularly loved the strawberry, lemon and water melon flavours. Just over a year ago I visited Kisumu and had really nice lime sorbet some place near the Nakumatt there but that was the last time I had any sorbet 😦 This was the first time I tried makingmy own  sorbet, I have made ice cream, severally, but I never thought of trying a sorbet. It turned out quite good but too sugary in my opinion. Once I tasted it and thought it had too much sugar I thought of using Splender (diabetic sugar) the next time, when I shared the recipe with my pal Marie she instantly said she would replace the sugar with splender. I am not quite sure if she has tried it yet but will ask her how it turned out. Anyway I put the recipe as I used it but would advice you to use less sugar if you are trying to watch what you eat. HAPPY MAKING!!!



  • 1  cups of sugar
  • 1 cups of sugar
  • 8 cups of watermelon
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon or lime juice
  • zest of 1/2 lemon


1.      In a saucepan bring water and sugar to boil. Reduce heat, simmer and stir until the sugar is dissolved completely. Set aside to cool

2.      Place the water melon, lemon/lime juice and zest in a blender or food processor and puree.

3.      Press the puree through a fine sieve/strainer to remove the seeds.

4.      Combine the sugar syrup and watermelon juice

5.      Place in an air tight container and put in the  freezer for about 4 hours the remove and stir

6.      Return to the freezer till firm.