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
- You can save the clove sugar syrup for more sorbets (Which is likely to happen after this one!).
- Stir the sorbet occasionally while it freezes so that it does not completely harden.
- You can sieve the cloves out of the syrup. I prefer to leave them in.
- Dice the cucumbers and freeze for two hours.
- 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.
- 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.
- Place in a container (metallic if possible) and freeze for another two hours (or less) till the sorbet is firm but not hardened.
- Serve immediately.
I am now tempted to turn every fruit into a sorbet!
Have you ever tried making one?