Friendly’s Watermelon Sherbet (Ninja Creami)


Friendly’s Watermelon Sherbet is the ultimate summer treat to cool you off on a sunny, hot day.

Friendlys Watermelon Sherbet has become a go-to choice for beating the heat and satisfying those sweet cravings.

Founded in 1935 by brothers Curtis and S. Prestley Blake in Springfield, Massachusetts, Friendly’s started as a small neighborhood ice cream shop.

Indica-dominant strain is the commonly used watermelon sherbet strain.

Homemade Watermelon Sherbet Friendly’s Ingredients

  • Watermelon: seedless. Cut into cubes
  • Granulated sugar
  • Heavy cream
  • Lemon juice. Freshly squeezed
  • Salt

How to make watermelon sherbet ice cream at home

Friendly's Watermelon Sherbet

Start by preparing your watermelon. Wash thoroughly under clean cold running water to remove dirt. Cut the watermelon into small cubes and remove the seeds.

Transfer the watermelon cubes into a blender and blend until smooth.

In a large mixing bowl, transfer your watermelon puree and add all other ingredients.( granulated sugar, heavy cream, lemon juice and a pinch of salt) Stir until all the ingredients are fully mixed.

It’s time to chill the mixture. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight.

Transfer the sherbet into a Ninja creami ice-cream maker and churn it for about 25 minutes. The mixture should be creamy and smooth. (If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still make this sherbet by pouring the mixture into a shallow dish, placing it in the freezer, and stirring every half an hour until it becomes the texture you want.)

Transfer the mixture into an freezer safe container a d freeze for 4 hours or until firm. Once the sherbet is fully frozen, scoop it into bowls or cones and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh watermelon slices or mint leaves for a decorative touch, if desired.

Nutritional value and health benefits of watermelon sherbet dessert


Watermelon Sorbet tends to be lower in calories compared to traditional ice cream, making it a lighter option for those watching their calorie intake.

Fat Content

It generally contains less fat than ice cream, especially if made with a non-dairy base, making it a healthier choice for those looking to reduce their fat intake.

Sugar Content

While it does contain sugar, the amount may vary depending on the recipe and brand. However, compared to some other desserts, Watermelon Sherbet may have a lower sugar content, particularly if natural sweeteners are used.

Vitamins and Minerals

Watermelon itself is a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as potassium. While some of these nutrients may be retained in Watermelon Sherbet, the concentration is likely lower due to processing.

Comparison with Other Frozen Desserts

When compared to other frozen desserts like ice cream, gelato, and sorbet, Watermelon Sherbet generally offers:

Lower Fat Content

Sherbet typically contains less fat than ice cream and gelato, making it a lighter option for those concerned about fat intake.

Similar Caloric Content

While lower in fat, Watermelon Sherbet may contain similar calories to other frozen desserts, depending on the serving size and ingredients used.

Potential Lower Sugar Content

Depending on the recipe, Watermelon Sherbet may have a lower sugar content compared to some ice creams and sorbets, especially if natural sweeteners are used.

Unique Flavor Profile

Watermelon Sherbet offers a distinct flavor that sets it apart from other frozen desserts, providing a refreshing and fruity taste experience.

Friendly’s Watermelon Sherbet Pie Recipe

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Here is a simple homemade watermelon sherbet Friendly’s version.


  • 4 cups seedless watermelon, diced

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

  • Pinch of salt


  • Prepare the Watermelon: Cut the watermelon into small cubes, removing any seeds. Place the cubed watermelon in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Make the Watermelon Base: In a mixing bowl, combine the pureed watermelon, granulated sugar, heavy cream, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved and the mixture is well combined.
  • Chill the Mixture: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the mixture for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight. Putting the mixture in the fridge helps the flavors get stronger and makes it creamier.
  • Churn the Sherbet:After the mixture has been cooled completely, pour it into the ice cream maker following the directions from the maker. Churn the mixture until it reaches a soft, creamy consistency, typically about 20-25 minutes.
  • Freeze and Serve: Transfer the churned sherbet into a freezer-safe container and smooth the top with a spatula. Cover the container tightly and freeze the sherbet for at least 4 hours, or until firm.
  • Enjoy! Once the sherbet is fully frozen, scoop it into bowls or cones and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh watermelon slices or mint leaves for a decorative touch, if desired.

  • Watermelon sherbet can be paired with fresh fruit salads, lemonades, iced teas, and chocolate desserts.

Where to buy Friendly’s Watermelon Sherbet

You can find it in various grocery stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores nationwide. It’s typically found in the frozen dessert section alongside other ice cream and sherbet flavors.

You can check online retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, and Instacart for availability of Friendly’s Watermelon Sherbet.

Use Friendly’s official store locator tool on their website to find nearby stores that carry Watermelon Sherbet: Friendly’s Store Locator

Friendly’s Watermelon Sherbet (Ninja Creami)

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