Watermelon Sorbet (Spice on Ice)

Serves 6-8


Simple Syrup

  • ½ c water
  • 1/3 c plus 1T sugar

Add sugar and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring. Simmer for 5 minutes and then place saucepan into a bowl of ice and water to cool fast. (can also place pan in frig to cool)

  • 4 c seedless watermelon cubes
  • 2 T lime juice (1-2 limes)
  • 1 T lime zest
  • salt to taste
  • Underwood Ranches Roja Hot Sauce to taste – ½ to 1 teaspoon or 1 to 3 squirts


  1. Add cooled simple sugar syrup to a blender/processor along with watermelon cubes, lime juice, lime zest, a dash of salt and a couple of squirts of UR Roja Sauce.
  2. Blend or pulse until smooth.
  3. Set a kitchen mesh strainer over a large bowl and pour blender mixture through the strainer. Use back of ladle to press liquid through and then toss out retained seeds and pulp.
  4. Taste the watermelon juice mixture and add more salt or UR Roja Sauce according to taste and your desire for heat.
  5. Pour the watermelon juice mixture into a 9 x 13 metal pan or whatever will fit into your freezer.
  6. Stir mixture every 20-30 minutes as it ices up. Ready in about an hour or so.
  7. Scoop into bowls and get ready for your spicy, sweet, frosty treat. To go one step further, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a spicy watermelon creamsicle!!

Karen 7.12.2020