|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 19g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 16g|
|Vitamin C 60mg||300%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This garden-fresh strawberry basil sorbet provides a delicious twist on classic, sweet strawberry sorbet. It’s equally welcome as a warm afternoon refreshment or a shocking palate cleanser in the dead of winter. To ensure a fresh from the berry patch flavor, make sure to use fresh berries for this recipes, as frozen strawberries are often lacking in flavor.
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons basil leaves, coarsely chopped
3 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled, pureed, and strained
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons vodka, or berry wine
Basil leaves, for garnish
Gather the ingredients.
In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 5 minutes, until the mixture reduces in volume and thickens.
Add the basil to the syrup and chill the syrup for at least 30 minutes, until it is slightly cool.
Pour the basil-infused syrup through a fine-mesh sieve, discarding the basil.
Process the infused syrup, strained strawberries, lemon juice, and vodka (or berry wine) in a blender until the mixture is smooth.
Freeze the strawberry basil puree in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions and garnish the finished product with a fresh basil leaf, if desired.
A trio of sorbets: strawberry basil, lemon, and chocolate.
Serve a scoop in a tuile cup.