How To Make The Perfect… Melon Sorbet

Struggling to cool down and stay refreshed this summer? Focusing on dishes that highlight beautiful seasonal produce at her restaurant in Notting Hill – Chef Marianne Lumb’s melon sorbet combines two of the world’s most famously revitalising edibles.

“The melons are at their peak in the summer, find the nicest ones you can. Start this recipe at least a day before you want to use it.   You will need an ice-cream machine. if not, allow the mix to freeze in the freezer at the end of point 3 and then blitz it in a food processor and freeze again until firm.”


For the Sorbet Syrup

Water, 70ml

Caster sugar, 90g

Glucose syrup, 10g

For the Sorbet

Melon, 450ml, peeled, deseeded & chopped weight


Make the sorbet syrup: combine the sorbet ingredients in a heavy based pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved, allow to cool completely.

Take the melon flesh and blitz in a food processor, or with a hand blender, until smooth.

Mix with the sorbet syrup.

Churn in an ice cream machine until smooth and firm.

Further information on Marianne Lumb’s Restaurant ‘Marianne’ can be found at

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