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Sorbet!

15-Jan-2005

I had TV on for a bit this morning and Alton Brown (on Food Network) was discussing "Melondrama". :-)  One of the things he covered was Melon Sorbet.  Yum!

Last summer I became fascinated with sorbets, especially using them as a palate cleanser mid-meal.  But, as fall and winter set in my thoughts turned to other concoctions.  This show, however, has me thinking about them again.  It’s time for more experimentation! 

In the meantime, here’s one I came up with last year that I really like: 

Mojito Sorbet 

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 ½ to 3 cups coarsely chopped mint
  • Juice of 1 juicy lime
  • 1 heaping Tbsp lime zest
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp finely chopped mint.

Bring sugar and water to a boil, and then boil for 1 minute until sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Remove pan from heat. Add coarsely chopped mint, cover pan and let sit for 1 hour.

Strain mint from syrup and then chill syrup for 2 hours. When chilled, add lime juice to the syrup and then add mixture to ice cream maker. Chill in maker for 20 minutes, then add lime zest and finely chopped mint and chill for 5 more minutes. Remove from ice cream maker, place in storage container and freeze approximately 2 – 3 hours until desired consistency.

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