Thursday, August 07, 2008

Ice for the weekend!

I'm really excited about my latest toy, H too... he called me up and went, " Ben???"


Been checking out some websites to find recipes to try and they are some really good ones. Will be trying something simple this weekend.. a sorbet. It will be so cooling with the hot weather. The problem is, so many recipes and so little time! Already, people are asking me for a taste - provided it is good of course. :P

The recipe and pictures from Mike's Table, taken from David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop

  • 3 cups watermelon juice (for me, that was about a half of a seedless watermelon)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • big pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • Optional: 1-2 Tbsp vodka (if you want flavorless–or you could go with something like rum)
  • 1-2 Tbsp chocolate chips

First, get a nice looking watermelon, cut it open and toss the seeds. You probably won’t need the entire watermelon for this recipe, so start with either a quarter or a half of the melon before you go to the trouble of deseeding the entire thing. Cut off the rind and discard.

With the watermelon flesh ready to go, puree it finely in your food processor (or a blender).

Scoop out 1/2 cup of the puree and pour it into a saucepan along with the sugar and salt. Warm this up and stir until the sugar is totally dissolved, after which, you should pour it back into the rest of the watermelon puree. Mix in the lime juice and the liquor (this will help prevent the sorbet from freezing up into a big block), if using.

Transfer this to the fridge and let chill for a few hours (4-6 hours) before transferring to your ice cream maker, churning according to the instructions that came with your ice cream maker. In the last minute or two of churning, add the chocolate chips.

Ideally, you have time to let this chill up for a few hours in the freezer, but unlike ice cream, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if you dig into this right away. Enjoy!


Looks really simple right? And there's a whole other tons of recipes out there. And this post is not to be missed! All the frozen desserts out there and Tips on making ice cream

A whole lot of Ben & Jerry's recipes here and sorbets

And i want to try making my own sour sop sorbet... kekekekekekkekekekee..

And this too!!! Vietnamese coffee ice cream!

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