I love living in California. Mainly because of the sunny weather, and not so much on the traffic. Sunny days make me smile and happy most of the time. Unfortunately, three digit temperature is also something we need to deal with sometimes, especially during the summer months. What’s the best way to cool down? To me, indulging in some frozen treats and iced drinks are the solutions.
This Easy Berries, Kiwi, Meyer Lemon and Basil Sorbet is perfect to enjoy in hot summer days. It’s sweet from the simple syrup, balances by the tanginess from the berries, kiwi and lemon juice. Thanks to the wonderful blueberries that gives this sorbet the vibrant purple color. The fresh basil leaves add a wonderful fragrant and aroma to this sorbet; Bringing this dessert to a whole new level and add flavors to the overall taste. If you haven’t try any dessert with basil in it, this would be THE recipe to start and I guaranteed you’ll love it. Even though my hubby
Another bonus to this dessert? It’s super easy to make and doesn’t require an ice cream machine (because I don’t have one yet! LOL) I’ve been wanting to invest in one because my family loves frozen treats. However, with so many frozen treat recipes out there without using an ice cream machine, I’m still debating if I really need one. What do you think?
Easy Berries, Kiwi, Meyer Lemon and Basil Sorbet (no ice cream machine needed)
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
3 kiwi, peeled and cut into quarters
1 cup fresh strawberries, stems removed and cut in half
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup fresh Ocean Spray blueberries
zest and juice of 1 Meyer Lemon
A handful of fresh basil leaves
In a sauce pan, heat sugar and water until sugar dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
In a blender, add kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, lemon zest, lemon juice and basil. Blend until well incorporated. Add cooled simple syrup and blend until well combined.
Pour mixture onto a freezer safe container, cover with plastic wrap (better if container comes with its own cover) and freeze for 1 hour. Give the half frozen mixture a quick stir and return to the freezer for another 2 hours or until frozen.
When ready to serve, remove from freezer and let it stand in room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes before scooping.
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