Fresh Honeydew Sorbet with Lime and BlackĀ Pepper

February 15, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Serves one quart
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

What You'll Need
  • 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.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • drbabs
  • Daphne
  • TheWimpyVegetarian
  • hope.thurman

5 Reviews

JHarada June 2, 2013
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!
drbabs August 22, 2010
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.)
TheWimpyVegetarian August 22, 2010
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!
hope.thurman September 5, 2010
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.
Daphne February 15, 2010
This looks so refreshing!