There’s nothing more refreshing than a chilled bowl of sorbet following an alfresco dinner on the patio. Simultaneously sweet and cooling, this cherry-mint sorbet is absolutely revitalizing. I infused the simple syrup with a handful of sweet mint leaves for a vibrant twist, and happily found the pairing of fresh cherries with mint much to my liking – in fact, I’m ready to make another quart! What’s your favorite way to stay cool in the summer heat?
2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup sweet mint leaves, crushed
1 1/2 cups cherries, pitted and pureed
Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil then simmer until sugar has completely dissolved, 5-6 minutes. Remove syrup from heat and stir in mint leaves; let steep 30 minutes.
Stir in cherry puree, then strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard solids. Chill for at least 3-4 hours in the refrigerator before pouring into frozen cylinder of ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon mixture into a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer for another hour or until firm.
Yield – 3 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Calories – 90
Carbs – 22