Strawberry Mint Sorbet
In the summertime, frozen treats are screaming. Well, who wouldn’t want one when the weather is hot and everybody is outside enjoying the sun, be it a picnic, football game, or perhaps a day at the beach.
Instead of waiting in line at the store, though, to get something fruity and refreshing, why don’t you try making something at home? Believe me, there are countless recipes out there that involve only a few ingredients and can be put together in a matter of minutes.
Do you know what sounds good? Sorbet! Strawberry Mint Sorbet!
Sorbet is a very easy to make, frozen dessert. It is usually made with sugar-sweetened water plus flavoring. It could be fruit juice, puree, honey, wine, or liqueur. Take note that that this is different from “sherbet”. Sorbet doesn’t contain dairy ingredients.
I’m telling you, the mixture of strawberry and mint is extraordinary. Not to mention the vibrant color of fresh strawberries. There is no need for you to use food coloring or anything like that as the fruit will definitely do the job. They say that this type of sorbet is a palate cleanser, which is why it is highly recommended to indulge in it after eating a “rich” meal.
With only 4 ingredients, you will be able to make one of the best flavors of sorbet. Strawberry Mint Sorbet is not only good during the summer season, but also any time you feel like indulging in the natural flavors of real strawberries.
6 cups frozen strawberries
1 bunch fresh mint
1 medium lemon (juiced)
3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
- In a saucepan, heat honey until bubbles start to form. Add the mint and turn the heat off. Let stand until completely cool.
- Put the frozen strawberries into a high-speed blender. Strain the honey through a fine-mesh sieve into the blender and then get rid of the mint. Add lemon juice and blend until smooth.
- Strain the liquid into a jar, seal tightly, and keep in the fridge for at least 8 hours. The colder, the better.
- Put the liquid into an ice cream maker.
- Garnish with mint leaves before serving.
NEVER overdo the water or you won’t be able to achieve the right texture of sorbet.
Why Is It Important to Strain?
If you wish to have a smooth sorbet, you need to strain the base since the strawberry seeds can make the result gritty. Doing this should make the texture much better, for a more enjoyable sorbet.
Another important step that you should never skip is chilling the base before putting it into the ice cream maker. The colder it is, the faster it would set. You can refrigerate the base overnight if you wish to.
At step number 1, it is crucial as well that you wait for the honey-mint mixture to completely cool off as this will give enough time for the mint to infuse its flavor to the honey. As much as possible, let it cool to room temperature.