Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Strawberry Basil Sorbet





Refreshing and fun, this sorbet is a party in your mouth! This is no ordinary cold treat! The fragrant basil and the sweet strawberry marry perfectly in this recipe. We know it sounds a little strange, but trust us, you will love it! Make it once, and treat yourself over and over again. This makes a great spring lunch dessert.


Ingredients:

2 cups of sugar
2 cups of water
1 pint of strawberries
6-7 leaves of fresh basil

Kitchen Essentials:
Stove
Medium sized pot
Blender
Ice cream machine
Refrigerator
Knife
Cutting board
Wooden spoon
Spatula
Measuring cups
Mixing bowl
Freezer safe storage container

Prep (day before):
Begin by making simple syrup, a combination of water and sugar. Place a medium sized pot on the stove over medium heat. Add the water and sugar and allow it to come to a boil for about 5 minutes  turn off the heat. Let the simple syrup come to room temperature and chill in the refrigerator overnight. We store the strawberries in the refrigerator also so that they are very cold.

Directions (day of):
Using a knife, remove the tops of the strawberries and place them in the blender. Add the fresh basil to the blender as well. Puree in the blender for 1 minute. Transfer the strawberry puree into a measuring cup to measure.

TIP: The trick with a good sorbet is to have equal parts fruit to equal parts simple syrup.

Add the strawberry and basil  puree to a mixing bowl and add equal parts simple syrup. We used 2 cups strawberry and basil puree to 2 cups simple syrup. Give it a quick stir.

Add the sorbet mixture to your ice cream machine and follow the manufacture instructions. Once done, transfer your sorbet to a freezer safe storage container and freeze for 2 hours before serving.

For those of you that do not have an ice cream machine, you can still make this but it will take a little more work. Add the sorbet mixture to a freezer safe storage container and put it in the freezer. You will need to take the mixture out of the freezer and stir it every 30 minutes to get a smooth texture. Repeat until the mixture has frozen. 

26 comments:

  1. Love this very Spring strawberry and basil combination.

    It will nice to finish off your Easter feast with this lovely ice cream.

    Zoe

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  2. I'm sure happy you came by my blog - it gave me an opportunity to find you right back! And what a fabulous recipe to find! I adore basil! This sorbet looks scrumptious!

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    1. Thank you!! Its such a great flavor combo!

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  3. Omg you guys are TOO CUTE!! Love the blog & can't wait to read more :)

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    1. Awww. thanks!! Looking forward to your posts as well!

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  4. Hi, this looks very refreshing and aromatic. I grow my own basil plant and would love to try this recipe out.

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    1. We have an herb and veggie garden too. The basil was getting a little out of control so we used ours... =) let us know if you try it out

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the strawberry basil combo in your sorbet. It looks so good! I'll have to wait a few months to get local strawberries, here in IL. We still have the remnants of snow.

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    1. We just saw all the snow up there.. Its actually prime strawberry season for us... Feb and March strawberries are amazing!!! Keep in touch!

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  6. This looks SO yummy! Thanks for the comment on my blog. :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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    1. No problem!! Lets try to keep in touch!!

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  7. Hi, thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. Nice knowing another blogger friend :) Love this sorbet, it will be perfect for the hot weather on this part of the world where i am!

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    1. This will definitely be a great treat for a hot summer day!

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  8. Woowww..This looks amazing..I love sorbet very much..It will be great for summer..

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    1. Since its always hot in Miami, its perfect year round.

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  9. Wow!!! This looks soooo beautiful, light, and refreshing!

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  10. Delicious!! I love the clean spring flavors :)

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  11. Ooh this strawberry basil sorbet looks so refreshing just in time for strawberry season. I love the basil addition. Yum!

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    1. Thanks you... Its the perfect treat for a spring afternoon...

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  12. Basil and strawberry sorbet... sounds like a match in heaven - yum!

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    1. Thanks.. We are working on a new sorbet.. stay tuned.

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