Lemon, mint and pepper sorbet
(Without icecream maker)
Summer has hit my city and I have to do something about it. While I am busy chasing UV rays with heaps of sunscreen in another universe, on my blog I will do it with lots and lots of sorbet.
Sorbets remind me of a childhood treat known as ‘gola’. Sorbets charm me with their beautiful icy texture. Sorbets come in tangy flavours that make my lips pucker à la Jolie. And sorbets manage to rouse the most innocuous-seeming cavity. Lucky for my dentist.
Here is one for my afternoon hero.
1 glass chilled water
5-6 tablespoons sugar
Juice of 2 lemon
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 teaspoons mint (roughly torn)
1 teaspoon salt
In a bowl, mix water, sugar, lemon juice, pepper and salt. Stir all the ingredients until the sugar has evenly dissolved.
Transfer the mixture into an ice tray and freeze the cubes.
Empty the tray contents in a mixer and blend the cubes until they are completely crushed.
Trasfer this mixture into a bowl and add mint leaves to it. Give it a gentle mix and refrigerate it further for 10 minutes.