Wednesday, June 1, 2011

strawberry sorbet

For some reason I never thought sorbet was something you could actually make. By yourself. Without any fancy skills or ingredients. But Mike's mum gave me a fantastic recipe after she visited last month and I tried it. And it worked! And it was easy! I added mint, since we currently have a bit of a bumper crop on our terrace, plus it's the perfect way to use the strawberries that are in season in Malta right now. And it's delicious.

(still working on my food photography skills. I'll get there someday.)

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 cups strawberries - washed and quartered
handful of fresh mint leaves (optional)
juice of 2 oranges
juice of 1 lemon

Step 1: Puree the strawberries (and optional mint leaves) in a food processor. 

Step 2: Bring water and sugar to a boil for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Add pureed strawberries, orange and lemon juice to boiling water.

Step 4: Pour into a 9" x 13" metal pan and freeze.

Step 5: Cut up into large chunks and puree in food processor. Keep frozen in freezer.

(Seriously. 5 steps. That's it.)

- Jess


  1. YUMM I'm going to try this. did you make it with mint leaves?

  2. Yup! That's why it has little green bits in it. (by the way, congrats again nurse natalie!) - jess


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