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Stay Cool with a Braces Friendly Summer Treat

By June 30, 2011June 15th, 2017Orthodontics
Braces Friendly Food - Watermelon Sorbet

Summer is here! Kids and adults alike will now be spending more time outside being active and enjoying the hotter temperatures. And what’s better on a hot summer day than a delicious treat that will cool you down after doing something active in the summer sun? Luckily, our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) have just the thing, Watermelon Sorbet! You can find the complete recipe below:


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 to 3 cups watermelon, diced, no seeds, or rind.


In a small saucepan, heat the water, sugar, and lime juice on medium-high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Chill this “syrup” at least 20 minutes. In the meantime, place the watermelon chunks in a food processor or blender and liquefy them. Add the chilled syrup to the watermelon puree and blend. Freese sorbet in an ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions. Serve immediately. Happy Summer!

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