This easy 5-ingredient melon sherbet is a great way to transform fresh cantaloupe into a low-sugar frozen dessert.
1 large ripe cantaloupe, peeled and finely chopped (about 5 cups)
1/3 cup "measures-like-sugar" calorie-free sweetener
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1 (8-ounce) carton vanilla fat-free yogurt sweetened with aspartame
Cantaloupe wedge (optional)
How to Make It
Combine cantaloupe, sweetener, and lemon juice in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl.
Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a small saucepan; let stand 1 minute. Cook over low heat, stirring until gelatin dissolves, about 4 minutes. Add to cantaloupe mixture, stirring well. Add yogurt, stirring until smooth.
Pour mixture into an 8-inch square pan; freeze until almost firm.
Transfer mixture to a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until fluffy. Spoon mixture back into pan; freeze until firm.
Scoop into 5 individual serving dishes to serve. Garnish each serving with a cantaloupe wedge, if desired (cantaloupe wedge not included in analysis).
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Why is it necessary to use yogurt with aspartame? What if I'm allergic to aspartame? Should I use regular, unsweetened, organic, vanilla yogurt? For my sweetener, could I use sugar or syrup if I wanted to? Could I use natural stevia or xylitol and not aspartame?
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