Monday, May 30, 2011

strawberry daquiri sorbet

Strawberry and lime have a natural affinity.
The dog days of summer arrived early in Philly. Today, it's 93 degrees and humid, even though summer is still officially 3 weeks away. Personally, I don't mind: I love the heat. And it's a good excuse to pull out my trusty ice-cream maker.

Strawberry Daquiri Sorbet
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 pints strawberries, preferably organic, de-stemmed and halved
  • 3 T fresh lime juice
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 2 T rum
Makes about 1 quart

1. Make simple syrup: Bring water and sugar to a boil. Do not stir. Boil under the sugar dissolves. Let cool completely in refrigerator.
2. Pour the simple syrup into a blender or food processor, and add the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
3. Process according to your ice cream maker's direction.

Variation: Add more rum if you want a frozen, slushy-style Strawberry Daquiri.


dreaminitvegan said...

That looks so refreshing! I'm so making this..but I guess I need an ice cream maker first. erhhhh.
Sorry about the humidity but I'm glad you like the heat. Stay cool!!!

Kimberly said...

This looks like the perfect summer dessert. Now I just need local strawberry season to start!

Tara said...

I hear you about the heat! I live in MA and it was 85 and very humid today. I don't mind the heat after the winter we had here (never-ending snow!) but the humidity....not so much. More weather like this and I will certainly be investing in an ice cream maker so I can make delicious treats such as your strawberry daiquiri sorbet. It looks so refreshing! By the way I am enjoying your first cookbook immensely; I can't wait for the second. I loved the porcini ravioli with your recipe for marinara. Thank you for sharing your culinary expertise : )

Julie Steinkopf Rice said...

This looks great! Do you think you could leave out the rum so it would be appropriate to serve kids?

urban vegan said...

Julie: You can absolutely leave out the rum.
Tara: Thanks for your kind words :)

xxMsVeganxx said...

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thequirkykitchen said...

ooh.....that sorbet looks and sounds delicious! perfect for a summer day :-)

Margaret Albaugh said...

I was curious to know what type of sugar you use. A lot of granulated sugars are not vegan as they use bone char to filter them. Thanks!

urban vegan said...

Margaret: I use vegan sugar; they sell it at Whole Foods.

Sarah said...

Looks delicious! Summer is awesome - if only for the icecream flavors!

Angela said...

That looks delicious! I am debating whether or not to buy an ice cream maker. Definitely a point for the yes side.

Nicole said...

This looks sooo good! Way better than Rita's that's for sure!

Zoe said...

Wow, what a great summer treat!!

Zoe xx
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