Thursday, June 16, 2011

Frozen Desserts

It's been over 100 degrees the past two days in Austin. Before that, I don't think there has been a day since we've been here that it's been under 98 degrees. Frozen treats to the rescue! Here's my first favorite:

Strawberry Sorbet: 

‎1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 pints strawberries
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 - 3 tbsp vanilla extract

1. Bring sugar + water to boil over high heat, stirring constantly. When it starts boiling, turn to low, and let cook 5 minutes (stirring occasionally). Remove from heat, cover for 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, wash strawberries, dry, then cut into quarters. Put in blender (or food processor) & process with 1/4 cup of sugar/water mix. Process until you can hardly see the seeds anymore.

3. Mix everything else together in a container that can be frozen.

4. Let that mixture freeze overnight. In the morning, I let the sorbet sit out for about 5 - 10 minutes, then used a spoon to mash it and mix it up. Return to freezer. Eat after a couple hours!

(I suggest letting it sit out for a few minutes to soften up just a touch before eating. This recipe should make around 6 - 8 servings.)
This one goes delicious with Banana Soft Serve that my friend Lilly turned me onto from  Bananas + strawberries!?! How could it get any better?

1 comment:

  1. OH MY! That sounds sooo good! I so wish I could make stuff! I'm an awful cook - which is funny because I talked about it on my blog today as part of FBFF.