Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Simple and Adaptable Sorbet

Eug and I have dessert of some kind almost every day-- it doesn't need to be anything too elaborate-- it marks the end of the day and our opportunity to relax and enjoy Noah being asleep. A few months ago Eug discovered sorbet. And it's incredibly simple:

(photo credit: Delish Blog)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar (you could try a healthier sweetener and let me know how it turns out)
frozen berries/a lemon/other fruit of your choosing (I usually use about a handful; so far rasberries are my favourite sorbet fruit; I dream of one day growing my own.)

1. Boil the water and the sugar together.
2. Blend in the frozen berries/lemon juice etc. (I blend the mixture if I'm using strawberries or whole fruits)
3. Pour into a container and place in the freezer.
4. Stir every half an hour or so, to prevent the sugar and water from separating.

After a few hours, depending on your freezer, you have tasty dessert! It only uses 2 ingredients + water, which is good for reducing your food miles. It's a simple and cheap alternative to ice cream. The recipe is versatile, and once you've got a sense of what taste and texture you enjoy, you can tweak it any way you like. Depending on your reference point, it's not unhealthy.

If you try it out (or have been making it for many years) let me know your experience!

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