Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My new obsession.....sorbet!

I got an ice cream maker, and I've been all about making sorbet. It's super easy.

I just made straberry-basil sorbet, starting with Jamie Oliver's recipe

2/3 cup (160 ml) water
2/3 cup (135 grams) granulated white sugar
5 cups or 2 pounds (1 kg) fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice

You make a simple syrup out of the water and sugar over the stove. I added a bunch of basil when cooking it down. You puree the strawberries, add the lemon juice, then throw it all in the ice cream maker.

I also made a blackberry mint sorbet. Swap out the strawberries for blackberries, add mint to the simple syrup instead of basil, and follow the rest of the instructions.

I tried making a honey ice cream, but I need to get better at making the custard base.