Melon or Watermelon Sorbet

Melon or watermelon popsicles can be made with the same recipe!

3 cups water
1 cup sugar
3 cups pureed ripe melon or watermelon
1 Tablespoon lemon or lime juice

Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over medium hear. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then let simmer for 5 minutes. Chill sugar water. Add lemon or lime juice to pureed melon of watermelon.

Mix melon mixture with chilled sugar water and put in a covered pan in the freezer. Stir the mixture every half-hour during the freezing process so the ice crystals become smaller. Remove from the freezer about 15 minutes before serving so it will be soft enough to eat with a spoon. (You can also put the hard melon ice in a food processor to soften it.)