Although our oven joins us in a collective groan as the summer heat draws near, there’s one little appliance tucked in the back corner of the kitchen that lets out a happy squeal at the first sign of 90-degree days.
“Yippee da doo, eep eep eep!” Or something like that.
Yes, after nearly nine months of hibernation, the trusty ice-cream maker is ready to run again. Oh, happy day! If anything can make me look forward to a sweltering summer, it’s the promise of ice cream, popsicles, anything frozen. And sorbet! Especially easy-to-make, tastes-like-summer-in-a-bowl sorbet.
Isn’t it amazing how so few ingredients can make something so delicious? Strawberries, lemons and sugar. That’s it. Sweet doesn’t have to be complicated.
Recipe by Genius Recipes, Food52
• 2 lemons (1 seeded and chopped, 1 juiced)
• 2 cups granulated sugar
• 2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled
Place the chopped lemon and sugar in the bowl of a food processor, and pulse until combined. Transfer to another bowl.
Puree the strawberries in the food processor. Add the lemon mixture and the lemon juice, and pulse to combine.
Pour the mixture into an ice-cream maker, and churn until frozen (it took about 30 minutes in my machine). Transfer the sorbet to an airtight container, and keep it in the freezer until you’re ready to serve.
Are you looking forward to the warm weather and sunshine? What’s your favorite summer dessert?