Refreshing Clove Spiced Cucumber Sorbet

I finally made a sorbet you guys! After years of watching sorbets being made ( Hi Tasty!), I finally made a sorbet and I am still in awe at how easy it is to make! Seriously. I don’t think I will ever go out looking for ice cream now that I have cracked the code!
I used cucumber because it was what was available. The first time I made it, it was consumed immediately even though the day was chilly! It is that good. Cloves add dimension to the cucumber but not over powering it! I cannot emphasize enough how easy sorbets (?) are to make. if you ever need a solution for the stifling heat, well, I got us covered.

What you will need:

2 Large cucumbers

1 C. Sugar

2 C. Water

1/2 Tsp. Whole Cloves

1 Tbsp. Lemon juice

Observations:

  1. You can save the clove sugar syrup  for more sorbets (Which is likely to happen after this one!).
  2. Stir the sorbet occasionally while it freezes so that it does not completely harden.
  3. You can sieve the cloves out of the syrup. I prefer to leave them in.

Method:

  1. Dice the cucumbers and freeze for two hours.
  2. While the cucumber is freezing, place a clean pan on fire and add the two cups of water. Add sugar and cloves  to the water. Stir till all the sugar is dissolved. Let the syrup come to a boil. After boiling, remove the syrup from fire and let it cool completely.
  3. After two hours, the cucumber must have frozen ( but not hard). Place two cups of diced frozen cucumber and 1/4 cup of syrup in a blender. Add lemon juice and blend till smooth.
  4. Place in a container (metallic if possible) and freeze for another two hours (or less) till the sorbet is firm but not hardened.
  5. Serve immediately.

 

I am now tempted to turn every fruit into a sorbet!

Have you ever tried making one?

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