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strawberry mint sorbet recipe

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY MINT SORBET

I can remember making homemade ice cream with my family a few times as a child. My neighbors had a hand crank ice cream maker version and I loved helping. My parents had one too and we would make it for birthdays since it was a special treat. We would make homemade ice cream with chunks of fresh fruits for my mom because she loved the taste.

strawberry mint sorbet recipe
strawberry mint sorbet recipe

B IS FOR BERRIES

Strawberries taste delicious, and can be best enjoyed in the summer months.  Do you know the many benefits of eating berries? They are full of antioxidants which helps prevent cancer. They are great for your digestive system because they are rich in fiber. Research has also shown berries such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are great for heart and bone health.

b is for berry
b is for berry

We had a bunch of fresh mint from our Johnson’s Backyard Gardens CSA and I wanted to use it all up. Here is why we use a CSA and Farmer’s Market. Fresh mint is so fragrant and I couldn’t bear to not use it all. Like berries, mint is also high in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties because it contains rosmarinic acid.

mint from CSA
mint from CSA

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY MINT SORBET

This recipe was simple, refreshing, and full of nutrients. I love making homemade food and treats because we can choose the quality and the flavors are better. My children loved helping in the kitchen with it and of course eating it!

fresh mint
fresh mint
Strawberry Mint Sorbet

SORBET INGREDIENTS
3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water 
1 bundle of fresh mint
6 cups strawberries, washed and stems removed
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

First, heat the honey on the stovetop on low until you see bubbles form. Place the mint in the honey. Next, turn off the heat and allow the mint to infuse with the honey. Finally, let the honey cool down completely. 

Blend the strawberries in a food processor. Then, pour the honey and mint mixture into a fine mesh strainer and get as much honey into the processor as possible. Throwaway the mint. Then, add all additional ingredients in and blend until well mixed. Store the mixture in the refrigerator until cold (at least 4 hours).

Finally, pour the sorbet liquid into an ice cream maker and follow the instructions for the ice cream maker. 


SUPPLIES

Ice Cream Maker

Fine Mesh Strainer

Food Processor

fresh picked mint
Finally, fresh picked mint

 

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