Bringing the taste of summer to the frozen tundra

January 29, 2007

It’s cold. Damn cold. Have I mentioned that I absolutely LOATHE winter?

I hate to be chilly.

I had 6 meyer lemons in the fridge and a mango that I picked up Friday night. What to do…what to do…

I am going to imagine that it’s July when I eat this.

Meyer Lemon & Mango Sorbet

1 1/2 cups water
3 cups sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
6 Meyer lemons, juiced (makes about 3/4 cup juice)
1 mango, diced and pureed

Put the water, sugar and zest in a saucepan on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved. Put in the fridge to chill.

Juice the lemons.

Puree the mango and lemon juice together. Put in the fridge to chill.

Once the simple syrup and mango/lemon puree are cold, mix them together and pour into your ice cream maker. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. When the ice cream maker is done, after 30 minutes or so, it should be really thick. Pour into a freezer bowl, cover and chill at least 2 hours. I let mine sit overnight.

Dig in. Pretend it’s summer. Unless you can’t because you were dumb enough to take your sorbet outside to take pictures in the snow. Because you’re dumb. Really, really dumb.
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Mike Eberhart January 30, 2007 at 10:11 pm

I second that! It is damn cold here too! Single digits and negative wind-chills. Brrr… So, you choose ice-cream to serve. Different, but you have a nice ice-box nearby to store the sorbet in (just go to any window).

I love lemon sorbet. I love fresh mango. I have not tried together in sorbet, but next time the ice-cream maker is out, I’ll give it a go – though, I am the ONLY fan of mango in the house, so I’d have to eat the whole batch. gee, darn! :)

Sheri February 1, 2007 at 5:57 pm

It’s pretty sweet. If I make it again, I need to ease back on the sugar in the simple syrup. And I can only eat a small scoop or two at a time because while it tastes good, it makes me shiver even worse!

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