1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
small segment of vanilla bean, seeds removed, or use vanilla extract
1 slice lemon peel
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
icing sugar, for garnish
- Remove seeds from rockmelon, then scoop out all the flesh onto a sheet of plastic. Wrap the melon in the plastic and put it in the freezer. Leave it there until it is completely frozen.
- Prepare the syrup by placing the sugar, water, vanilla, lemon peel and salt into a saucepan, then bring to the boil and simmer for about five minutes. Chill in the fridge.
- Place the sugar syrup, lemon juice. and rockmelon into a food processor. Blend well, scraping down the sides occasionally. Put the mixture into a container then into the freezer.
- Freeze for several hours, beating it and scraping downt the edges about every 20-30 minutes for the first 1.5 hours to prevent icicles from forming, then less so after that.