Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tangy Lemon Sorbet

Sorbet is a frozen dessert made with sweetened water (sugar syrup) and flavourings like fruit juice or fruit puree.This is a simple lemon sorbet with the added goodness of ginger and mint.The recipe is very simple to follow yet perfect for summer.

Lemon Juice: 1 cup
Sugar: 1 cup
Water: 1 cup

Mint: 15+ sprigs
Ginger: 1 very big piece peeled

Prepare a simple syrup by boiling water and sugar in a pan till the sugar dissolves.Take off the heat add the mint leaves and finely chopped peeled ginger.Keep a few leaves and another ginger piece aside.Let it sit there for 10-15 minutes until the flavours seep into the syrup.

Meanwhile in another small bowl,add a little lemon juice,rest of the mint and peeled chopped ginger and using a pestle simply try to crush it so that the juices are extracted from both mint and ginger.You can also puree it in a blender.Strain it and keep aside.This crushed addition depends on your taste though.If you are not a minty or gingery person avoid it.

Strain the sugar syrup into another bowl so that the mint and ginger residue are removed and add the lemon juice and crushed mint-ginger juice through the strainer itself if possible.Mix well.

Pour into a metal pan and freeze it for atleast 6 hours and then process in a blender so that the slightly grainy sorbet texture is obtained.After processing you can freeze it for atleast 45 minutes or till serving time.

Enjoy the refreshing sorbet as a dessert or anytime!.If your lemons are tart then increase the simple syrup by quarter cup more.The addition of mint and ginger is completely optional and depends on your taste.I certainly find it refreshing though.

The tangy healthy lemon-mint-ginger sorbet is on way to Weekend Wokking:Lemons,this time held by the creator of the event herself, Wandering Chopsticks

Reminder:Today is the last day of FIC:Favourite,an event by SunshineMom and hosted currently by Yours Truly. Do send me entries in your favourite colour till May 31st(today) 11:59 PM your time wherever you are!


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