This refreshing sorbet recipe showcases melons at their summer best. Choose from the sweetest-smelling melon varieties at the market or just pick your favorite. For a refreshing twist, add 1 ⁄4 cup loosely packed fresh spearmint leaves to the food processor while puréeing the melon mixture.
Makes about 1 1/2 quarts
3 ⁄4 cup sugar
4 cups diced ripe melon (from about 1 small melon)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and 3