Delicious Fat-Free Watermelon Sherbet


You only need four ingredients to make this refreshing homemade sherbet recipe. Try the light dessert to cool off on a warm day.

Fat-Free Watermelon Sherbet
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Freeze Time:
4 hrs
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins


  • 5 cup cubed, seeded watermelon

  • ½ cup sugar

  • cup cranberry juice

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin

  • Watermelon wedges (option)


  1. Place watermelon cubes in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. (You should have about 3 cups of watermelon mixture.) Stir in sugar.

  2. In a small saucepan combine the cranberry juice and gelatin. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes. Stir mixture over low heat until gelatin is dissolved.

  3. Stir the gelatin mixture into the melon mixture. Pour into an 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Cover and freeze about 3 hours or until firm.

  4. Break up frozen mixture and place in a chilled mixer bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until mixture is fluffy. Return to pan. Cover and freeze about 1 to 2 hours more or until firm.

  5. To serve, let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before scooping. Serve with watermelon wedges, if desired. Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

83 Calories
20g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 83
% Daily Value *
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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