Fresh honeydew sorbet with lime and black pepper

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Author Notes: In the past few days, spring has come alive in Los Angeles. The scent of new gardenias perfume Bel-Air and purple tulip magnolias are to be seen blooming every day around the UCLA campus. This sorbet is a breath of fresh air.hope.thurman

Serves one quart

  • 1 perfectly ripe honeydew melon
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  1. Halve and de-seed the melon. In a blender, combine the honeydew, juice of the limes, salt and pepper. Puree until very smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  2. Over a stove, combine the water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Pour in the melon puree and heat until just combined. Chill well.
  3. Freeze mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions. Once frozen, allow to harden overnight, or at least 12 hours.

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about 2 years ago JHarada

We made this sorbet using half a sweet watermelon, 2 Meyer lemons and a sprinkling of finely chopped mint - what we had on hand! It was delicious!


about 5 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I made this today with cantaloupe instead of honeydew and lemon instead of lime. It was delicious! Unfortunately, my cantaloupe, though ripe and soft, wasn't all that sweet, so the sorbet had more of a lemon than cantaloupe flavor. But it was really good! (I love the pepper.)


about 5 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I'm so glad I just saw your comment drbabs, because I had totally missed this recipe! It looks wonderful, Hope. I just saved it and plan to try it very very soon! Our summer, as you know, comes after Labor Day and this will be perfect on those hot (hopefully) September and October days. Hope you're having a great summer!


almost 5 years ago hope.thurman

drabs, the lemon/cantaloupe mix sounds so refreshing! What a great treat for a hot day. Glad you liked the spice! I am a sucker for salt and spices in desserts.

Thanks Suzanne! Glad you'll be trying it so soon! Hope everything is well with you as well.


over 5 years ago Daphne

This looks so refreshing!