1 cup sugar
fruit and fruit juice desired*
Bring 3 cups water and sugar just to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Cool.
Process sugar syrup and fruit*, in batches, in a blender or food processor until smooth. If recipe calls for fruit juice, add it here. Cover and chill 2 hours.
Pour mixture into the freezer container of a 1-gallon ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.
Use 4 cups chopped cantaloupe.
Use 1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, prepared, and 1 (16-ounce) jar maraschino cherries. Strain and discard pulp, if desired.
Use 3 cups fresh grapefruit juice and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint.
Use 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice and 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind.
Use 3 cups fresh orange juice and 2 teaspoons grated orange rind.
Use 5 cups fresh or frozen peaches and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
Use 2 cups chopped pineapple. Strain and discard pulp after processing mixture in blender, if desired.
Use 5 cups fresh or frozen raspberries.
Use 5 cups fresh or frozen strawberries and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
Use 4 cups chopped seedless watermelon and 1/4 cup lime juice.
Makes about 1/2 gallon