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Need a healthy 4th of July Treat?

Need a healthy treat for your 4th of July weekend? We’ve got you covered! This twist on watermelon is fresh and light and will make your taste buds happy... Watermelon-Berry Sorbet!

The heat of the summer is here and the watermelon is abundant. So why not make a sweet, healthier twist on the high-fat ice cream treats we all love this time of year? Enjoy this recipe...

Watermelon-Berry Sorbet

½ cup sugar

1 cup water

2 cups seeded watermelon cubes

2 cups fresh berries

(strawberries and raspberries will give you a reddish-pinkish dessert

and blueberries and blackberries will create a purple dessert)

Step 1

In a medium saucepan combine water and sugar; bring to boil, stirring frequently. Boil uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Step 2

Place the watermelon and berries in a blender or large food processor; cover and blend for 30 seconds. Add the warm syrup and blend until almost smooth. Transfer the mixture to a 3-quart rectangular baking dish or a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Place in the freezer, uncovered, for 1-½ to 2-½ hours or until almost solid.

Step 3

Break up slightly and scoop into shallow bowls. You can top with a sprinkle of fresh berries and a sprig of mint or lemon balm.

Enjoy your 4th of July! Stay safe and healthy and enjoy this fun treat!

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