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Ninja Creami Watermelon Lemonade Sorbet

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For a refreshing treat, try making this watermelon lemonade sorbet in your Ninja Creami machine!

An easy way to enjoy summer’s bounty, this Ninja Creami watermelon lemonade sorbet is the perfect treat for a hot summer day.

scoops of Ninja Creami watermelon lemoande sorbet in a glass dish.

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Fresh watermelon is one of the best parts of summer, if you ask me!

There’s just something about eating a wedge of watermelon while the juice drips down your wrists that takes me back to my childhood.

​And while I always enjoy eating ripe, juicy watermelon right off the rind, sometimes it’s fun to transform the summer delicacy into a frozen dessert.

That’s why I decided to make this Ninja Creami watermelon lemonade sorbet! It’s light, refreshing, and oh-so-good!

It’s similar to a watermelon granita, but without all of the effort of scraping, making it one of the best Ninja Creami sorbet recipes for summer.

Ninja Creami pint container of watermelon lemonade sorbet, with a scoop in it

Making Watermelon Lemon Sorbet in the Ninja Creami

I love pairing the flavor of watermelon with citrus, especially lemon!

It’s the perfect blend of sweet and tart, and the flavors go so well together. The perfect way to use up leftover watermelon!

The lemon really enhances the watermelon flavor, bringing some brightness and zippiness to the sorbet.

I chose to use fresh watermelon chunks, plus some pink lemonade drink mix for the sake of simplicity.

If you wanted to use fresh lemon juice (or even lime juice), I think that would work fine as well, but you might need a little extra sugar in that case.

I pureed everything together using an immersion blender, but you could use a regular blender (or even a large food processor) if needed.

​The watermelon sorbet is super easy to make, and it can be enjoyed on its own, as the base of a smoothie bowl, or even as a component of a frozen beverage.

As a bonus, it’s a dairy-free Ninja Creami recipe, so it’s ideal for a variety of dietary needs.

overhead view of a dish serving watermelon sorbet, with the pint container and spoon in the background

How to Make Ninja Creami Watermelon Lemonade Sorbet

You’ll love how easy this summertime favorite is–all you need is three simple ingredients!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Fresh watermelon
  • Lemonade mix
  • Sugar
overhead view of a container of watermelon lemonade sorbet made in the Ninja Creami machine

How to Make it:

(Full printable recipe is available below)

Puree the watermelon. Use an immersion blender (or regular blender) to puree the watermelon. I pureed a little bit at a time since my measuring cup was a bit smaller.

two photos; one shows watermelon chunks in a measuring cup; the other shows an immersion blender pureeing the mixture.

Add lemonade mix and sugar. Add in the lemonade mix and sugar, then pulse the blender to combine well.

You can start with just two tablespoons of sugar and add a third if you need it–this will depend on the sweetness of your watermelon.

two photos; one shows watermelon puree, lemonade mix, and sugar in a measuring cup; the other shows the mixture combined.

Freeze. Pour the mixture into a Ninja Creami pint container, being careful not to exceed the max fill line, and close the lid.

Transfer to a level surface in the freezer and freeze for at least 24 hours.

Spin. Remove the pint from the freezer and take off the lid. Place it in the outer bowl of the Ninja Creami and secure the outer bowl lid.

Place bowl assembly into the Ninja Creami ice cream machine and lock it into place. Press the Sorbet function and allow the cycle to complete.

two photos; one shows frozen watermelon sorbet base, the other shows the base added to the Ninja Creami machine and a finger pointing to the Sorbet button.

Check consistency. Remove the pint and check the consistency of the sorbet.

If it appears crumbly, use a knife to scrape down the inside wall of the container, then insert it back into the machine and use the Re-spin button to process it again.

Serve. Scoop out individual servings of the sorbet and enjoy!

overhead view of scoops of watermelon sorbet made in the Ninja Creami, served in a glass dish.

Not only can you eat this sweet treat plain, but we also really enjoy scooping some into a glass and pouring sparkling lemonade over it for a fun frozen treat.

a glass with watermelon lemonade sorbet in it and sparkling lemonade poured over it, making a refreshing beverage. The bottle of lemonade is in the background.

Notes and Adaptations:

  • The amount of added sugar needed will depend on the sweetness of your watermelon (and lemonade mix). You can adjust according to taste. Just keep in mind that the mixture will taste slightly less sweet once it is frozen.
  • Feel free to use maple syrup instead of white sugar, if desired.
  • I used Great Value brand pink lemonade drink mix, but you could use Country Time or another brand, if preferred. Yellow or pink lemonade are both fine.
side view of three scoops of Ninja Creami watermelon lemon sorbet served in a footed glass cup

Recommended Equipment:

Yield: 1 pint

Ninja Creami Watermelon Lemonade Sorbet

three scoops of Ninja Creami watermelon lemonade sorbet served in a glass dessert cup.

This refreshing watermelon lemonade sorbet is the perfect summertime treat!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4-2 cups watermelon puree
  • 2 TBSP lemonade drink mix
  • 2-3 TBSP granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Use an immersion blender (or regular blender) to process watermelon to about 1 3/4-2 cups of puree.
  2. Add lemonade mix and pulse the blender to combine.
  3. Add sugar to taste and blend to combine (the amount needed will vary depending on the sweetness of your watermelon and the lemonade mix used). Keep in mind that the mixture will be slightly less sweet after freezing, so be sure to sweeten it enough.
  4. Pour mixture into a Ninja Creami pint container, being careful not to exceed the max fill line.
  5. Close the lid and transfer to a level surface in your freezer. Freeze for at least 24 hours.
  6. Remove pint from freezer and take off lid. Place pint into the Ninja Creami's outer bowl and secure the outer bowl lid.
  7. Place bowl apparatus into the Ninja Creami machine, locking it into place. Use the Sorbet function to process the sorbet.
  8. Remove pint from machine and check sorbet's consistency. If it appears crumbly, scrape down the inside wall of the container and insert the pint back into the machine and use the Re-spin function.

Notes

  • The amount of added sugar needed will depend on the sweetness of your watermelon (and lemonade mix). You can adjust according to taste. Just keep in mind that the mixture will taste slightly less sweet once it is frozen.
  • Feel free to use maple syrup instead of white sugar, if desired.
  • I used Great Value brand pink lemonade drink mix, but you could use Country Time or another brand, if preferred. Yellow or pink lemonade are both fine.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 24gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.

Printable Ninja Creami Recipes

If you’d like some delicious printable Ninja Creami recipes, check out Tried and True: 35 Favorite Ninja Creami Recipes!

It contains some fantastic recipes, all in an easy-to-use printable format that you can download to your device.

Check it out here, or click the image below to learn more!

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