Strawberry Mint Sorbet2012-05-10
- Yield : 1 quart
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 25m
Ever since strawberry season hit, we’ve been buying them by the half-flat from a farm down the road. Fresh organic berries are pretty perfect already, but try them in this refreshing strawberry mint sorbet!
This recipe requires an ice cream maker, but if you don’t have one you can prepare it granita-style by freezing the strawberry mixture overnight in a baking pan and scraping it with a fork until fluffy.
From Plant-Based on a Budget:
There’s nothing like indulging in a super refreshing palate-cleansing sorbet after a flavorful meal, right? Better yet is to make it yourself using fresh ingredients, which will be the reason you love this delicious strawberry mint sorbet recipe even more!
Fresh or Frozen?
This is and always will be an ongoing dilemma: Should we focus on buying produce fresh or buying our fruits and vegetables mainly from the frozen section? The answer is both!
First of all, we appreciate shopping seasonally. Whatever is on sale and in season, we suggest taking advantage and enjoying the most flavorful tastes. However, buying frozen veggies and fruits is always a good idea, too! Frozen berries are often picked at their most ripened state, and it’s handy to have onhand your smoothies. Frozen chopped veggies for your stir fry can also save you so much time and effort. So our advice is, go with your gut (and of course, budget!) and buy whatever is affordable and you’ll be using the most.
For this specific recipe, you can use fresh or frozen strawberries. If you use frozen strawberries make sure you let them thaw before you add them to the blender. (if it’s not high-powered)
Can I Use A Different Berry?
Absolutely! Go ahead and use those blueberries or raspberries if you want but keep in mind that you’ll need to adjust the sugar according to which fruit you’ll be using.
Too Much Sugar or Too Little Sugar?
When it comes to sweetness, we all have different tastes so make sure you add sugar in small increments to adjust the sweetness of the sorbet to your liking.
Photos by Alfonso Revilla
- 2 (1-pint) baskets of strawberries
- 2 large sprigs of fresh mint
- ¾ cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of water
Wash and hull strawberries.
Separate leaves of mint from stem.
Combine strawberries, sugar, mint leaves and water in a blender. Puree until smooth.
Freeze according to your ice cream/sorbet maker's instructions. When sorbet is frozen, serve immediately or store in the freezer until ready to enjoy.
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