when life gives you too much fruit salad, make sorbet! since i found our electric ice cream freezer at a local thrift store ($12.98 plus tax for a new machine!), i find reasons to make sorbet. it is the perfect treat on a hot day. we had a watermelon aging in the fridge so i combined it with a few kiwis and a basket of ripe strawberries. you could use any combination, what ever you like to add to your fruit salad mixture; honeydew, pineapple, grapes, mangoes or any other fruit you might put into a salad. there are no rules here, just fruit, ripe, juicy fruit.
for mine, i had about 4 cups of fruit chunks. puree the fruit in a blender or food processor. i liked the seeds in the puree-it added an interesting texture but you could strain them out if you like.
to make the syrup, combine 1/3 cup sugar with 1/4 cup of water and 1/3 cup of honey(corn or rice syrup for the vegan version!) in a sauce pan. bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. remove from the heat, add 1 tablespoon of lemon or lime juice and allow to cool. add the cooled syrup to the fruit puree and freeze according to the manufacturers directions. my yield was about 2 cups of sorbet, but you could easily double the recipe if your machine is large enough.