Thursday, July 16, 2009

Strawberry Daiquiri Sorbet

Prepare for strawberry nirvana, my friends. As promised, I ventured away from ice cream and into sorbet. I searched around for recipes and found two basic methods, one which required making a simple syrup (sugar cooked in water) and one which required no cooking at all. I decided to go for the latter and make things simple. The rum adds a nice subtle touch here--this recipe is not particularly boozy (there are young kids in the house, after all). You can probably make this with slightly thawed frozen berries, but I have not tried it. I hope it works, though, because it would be a real tragedy to only get this sorbet once a year.

INGREDIENTS
- 2 lbs fresh strawberries hulled (around 6 cups)
- 2-3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 tbsp rum

METHOD
1. Place strawberries, 2 tbsp of lime juice, sugar and rum in a food processor. Process for about 5 mins on high, until smooth. Taste, and add more lime juice, if needed.
2. Place in a ice cream maker and churn as per the directions.

NOTE
You can make this right away, or you can put the mixture in the fridge to chill (you might want to do this if your ice cream maker is not super cold (at least -18 degrees Celsius). Or, you can place the ice cream maker back in the freezer and take it out to churn every few minutes. The sorbet will be quite soft (but should not be liquid) when done, and will firm up overnight in the freezer.

14 comments:

Sal said...

that sounds amazing and perfectly summery!

Naomi Rose said...

You honestly make me feel like I NEED an ice cream maker.

Veggie Runnr said...

Ok, after seeing your ice cream recipes and now this sorbet, I really need to get myself an ice cream maker!! Your pictures look great!!

Dani said...

Beautiful!

Bianca said...

Yum! Sounds like heaven. I wonder if I upped the alcohol for a more intoxicating effect if it would still form correctly. Probably not.

Cafe Cyan said...

Yum, yum! Just made something similar, but with shiraz instead of rum. Equally delicious.

Tania said...

was wondering what could be substituted in place of the rum. would really like to try this. I suppose I could boil the mixture that way the alcohol cooks off. any suggestions?

Vegan Dad said...

tania,
Just leave it out--it will still taste awesome.

ia bonto said...

strawberry. daiquiri. sorbet... what's not to love? :)

Nobel4Lit said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and will definitely be looking at back entries for some recipe ideas!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

My mouth is watering because this looks so good! I love stawberries and will have to try this.

Skinny Green Bitch said...

My 9 year old daughter & I just made this & WOW! WE are sooooo stoked! Thanks for all the amazing recipes - looking forward to our own Harry Potter inspired (well, Vegan dad inspired!) evening! LOVE LOVE LOVE this sorbet!!

Julia is Awesome! said...

You should be fine as flavored rum freezes. It just may take a bit longer. I have an ice pop recipe that uses less strawberry and adds OJ with about 1/2 c of rum. I imagine it isn't much different than this recipe ��

Julia is Awesome! said...

Or Omit altogether... Maybe use a juice instead :)