Strawberry Mint Sherbet

On a hot summer day (yes, that exists in 2016), a refreshing strawberry sherbet is a good way to cool down.
And it is even healthy..at least healthier than Ice Cream…

500g fresh strawberries, washed, cut in half
100g caster sugar
1dl water
3 tablespoons of lemonjuice
2 tablespoons of fresh mint, finely chopped

 

With the water and sugar, make a syrup and let completely cool.
Blend the strawberries, lemon juice, syrup and mint until the mix is smooth.

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Now put it in your ice maker and proceed as per instructions.
If you do not have an ice maker, place the mix in a bowl in the freezer, stir every hour with a swinger, it takes about 4 hrs to freeze.

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Store sherbet in the freezer, take it out about 10 minutes prior serving. Garnish with fresh strawberries and mint leaves.

 

 

Refreshing home-made Lemonade

This recipe is so simple and done in less than five minutes! I just have to share it with you, there are more hot days to come this Summer, get prepared!

Ingredients:
2 lemons, organic (me from Sicily)
2 tablespoons invert sugar or regular caster sugar or honey
Some mint leaves, I took Moroccan and lemonthym
1lt cold water

Wash the lemons and cut them in pieces, remove pips
Put the lemon pieces together with the sugar and water in a blender.
Blend for 1 minute, pour the juice through a sieve into a jar, add the mint leaves, stir and refrigerate!
Simple, isn’t it? Could also be used to mix a drink, lemon mojito? Lemon Bellini? Margarita? The choice is yours….

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