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Fat-Free Watermelon Sherbet

From McMinnville Locally Grown

<p>This sounds so cool and refreshing &#8211; my only problem would be not eating the watermelon before I got the sherbet made!</p>
Source: Better Homes and Gardens, July 2011 (Entered by Ann Brown)
Serves: 8 (1/2 cup) servings

5 cups watermelon (seeded and cubed)
1/2 cup sugar
1 envelope gelatin (unflavored)
1/4 cup cranberry juice

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Place watermelon cubes in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. You should have about 3 cups of pureed watermelon. Stir in sugar.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the gelatin and cranberry juice. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes. Stir mixture over low heat until gelatin is dissolved.
  3. Stir gelatin mixture into the pureed melon. Pour into an 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Cover and freeze about 2 hours or until firm.
  4. Break up frozen sherbet and plance in a chilled mixer bowl. Beat with a mixer on medium to high speed until sherbet is fluffy. Return to pan. Cover and freeze about 6 hours until firm.
  5. To serve, let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before scooping.