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Strawberry Mint Sorbet

strawberry mint sorbet recipe

With the summer in full swing, icy cold desserts are basically all that I can think of right now. After trying my hand at this strawberry mint sorbet the other day, I now know that it will most probably stay with us as a favorite go to treat for pretty long. It is oh so yummy! And it is is very easy to prepare too. Just have a look…

 
 

strawberry sorbet recipe

To make your strawberry mint sorbet you need these simple ingredients: strawberries, mint, lime or lemon and a bit of simple sugar syrup.

1. The simple sugar syrup is just a combination of sugar dissolved in water. That easy! To prepare your simple syrup for this recipe, in a small saucepan, combine 1/3 cup (80 ml) water and 1/3 cup (65 grams) granulated white sugar. Cook over low heat until the sugar dissolves, then boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

 
 

strawberry sorbet recipe

2. Place the strawberries, mint, lemon/lime juice and simple syrup in a food processor. Process until the fruit is pureed.

 
 

strawberry sorbet recipe

3. Run the pureed mixture through a fine sieve.

 
 

strawberry sorbet recipe

4. Transfer the mixture to the chilled container of your ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once made, transfer the sorbet to a chilled container and store in the freezer.

If you don’t have the ice cream machine, that’s no problem at all… just transfer the mixture to a larger freezer-friendly container, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer. When the sorbet is completely frozen (3 to 4 hours), remove from freezer and let stand at room temperature until partially thawed. Transfer the partially thawed sorbet to the food processor, and process to break up the large ice crystals that have formed on the sorbet. Place the sorbet back into the pan and refreeze for at least three hours, and up to several days.

 
 

strawberry sorbet recipe

Serving is easiest when your sorbet gets partially thawed.

 
 

strawberry mint sorbet recipe

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

Strawberry Mint Sorbet
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Serves: 4 - 6
 
Ingredients
  • For Simple Syrup: ⅓ cup (80 ml) water
  • ⅓ cup (65 grams) granulated white sugar
  • For Sorbet: 2 pints (1 kg) strawberries
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (or lemon juice)
  • ¼ cup mint
Instructions
  1. To prepare the simple syrup, in a small saucepan, combine ⅓ cup (80 ml) water and ⅓ cup (65 grams) granulated white sugar. Cook over low heat until the sugar dissolves, then boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  2. Place the strawberries, mint, lemon/lime juice and simple syrup in a food processor. Process until the fruit is pureed.
  3. Run the pureed mixture through a fine sieve.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the chilled container of your ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturer's instructions. Once made, transfer the sorbet to a chilled container and store in the freezer. If you don't have the ice cream machine, that's no problem at all... just transfer the mixture to a larger freezer-friendly container, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer. When the sorbet is completely frozen (3 to 4 hours), remove from freezer and let stand at room temperature until partially thawed. Transfer the partially thawed sorbet to the food processor, and process to break up the large ice crystals that have formed on the sorbet. Place the sorbet back into the pan and refreeze for at least three hours, and up to several days.
  5. Serving is easiest when your sorbet gets partially thawed.

 

Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Without A Machine

homemade ice cream without a machine recipe

Are you in the mood for some good and rich homemade ice cream?

Then you’ve found a good place!

This vanilla ice cream is incredibly easy to make. All you need to do is combine only three ingredients! Yes! Just three! Great, ha? After that you just freeze the mixture in the back of your freezer for a couple of hours and the feast can begin!

You know what? I really think you should try this! It is soooooo good!

 

homemade ice cream without a machine recipe

1. To make your ice cream, first, in a larger bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

 
 

homemade ice cream without a machine recipe

2. Add the condensed milk and the vanilla extract in the bowl.
 
 

homemade ice cream without a machine recipe

3. Gently fold to combine.

 
 

homemade ice cream without a machine recipe

4. Now for the freezing part – pour the mixture into a freezer friendly container.

 
 

homemade ice cream without a machine recipe

5. Smooth out the surface and put a lid or plastic wrap on the container.

6. Place the container in the back of your freezer and let freeze for at least 6 hours.

 
 

homemade ice cream without a machine recipe

Enjoy this delicious treat, dear friends!

 
 

homemade ice cream without a machine recipe

With love,
Petra

(This yummy recipe was inspired by growingupgabel.com.)

 

Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Without A Machine
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups (300 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • ⅔ cup (160 ml) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a larger bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  2. Add the condensed milk and the vanilla extract in the bowl.
  3. Gently fold to combine.
  4. Pour the mixture into a freezer friendly container.
  5. Smooth out the surface and put a lid or plastic wrap on the container.
  6. Place the container in the back of your freezer and let freeze for at least 6 hours.

 

Crêpes With Pastry Cream And Strawberries

crepes with strawberries and pastry cream recipe

Crêpes have always been a very dear-to-the-heart dessert here in our household. We just love them to bits. This recipe or this recipe or this recipe might be a good proof of that.

When I recently stumbled upon a recipe that used pastry cream for a crêpe filling I became quite intrigued to learn what this thing called ‘pastry cream’ might be. And why have my crêpes been missing it all those years? As it turned out, the pastry cream is a simple-to-prepare vanilla custard. It tastes very lovely. And with the addition of fresh fruit, it will turn your crêpes into a finger licking summery treat! Recommended! Yum, yum!

Here’s how you can make this recipe too…

 

crepes with strawberries and pastry cream recipe

1. To make the pastry cream, in a medium saucepan or pot, combine the milk, little bit of the sugar and the vanilla bean cut in half lengthwise. Place the pot over medium heat.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the remaining sugar until the mixture has lightened in color. Then add the flour and cornstarch. Whisk again to combine.

3. When the milk is steaming and almost boiling, remove the vanilla bean halves, scrape the seeds out and add the seeds back into the milk mixture. Whisk to combine. Then pour the hot milk over the egg mixture, a few tablespoons at a time, whisking constantly, until the mixture is homogeneous. Transfer the mixture back to the pot and continue whisking constantly until the mixture has thickened and boiled for a good minute.

4. Take the mixture off the heat. Let cool. Then transfer to the fridge and let cool completely.

 
 

crepes with strawberries and pastry cream recipe

5. Prepare the crêpe batter by whisking together all the ingredients. Cook the crêpes in a buttered or oiled preheated cast-iron or a non-stick pan on medium heat.

 
 

crepes with strawberries and pastry cream recipe

6. To serve, top each crêpe with a generous dollop of pastry cream and lots of strawberries.
 
 

crepes with strawberries and pastry cream recipe

A scoop of ice cream and some chocolate topping might be good additions too.

 
 

crepes with strawberries and pastry cream recipe

Finally, fold the crêpes or roll them. And enjoy!

Love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from kitchenhealssoul.com.)

 

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Crêpes With Pastry Cream and Strawberries
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Serves: 10 crêpes
 
Ingredients
  • Pastry Cream: 2 cups (500 ml) milk
  • ½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • Crêpes: ½ cup (125 ml) milk
  • ½ cup (125 ml) water
  • ½ cup (63 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (50 grams) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Finishing touches: 2 pints (1 kg) fresh strawberries, hulled, sliced and mixed with a touch of sugar to bring out the fruit juices
  • ice cream and chocolate topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. To make the pastry cream, in a medium saucepan or pot, combine the milk, little bit of the sugar and the vanilla bean cut in half lengthwise. Place the pot over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the remaining sugar until the mixture has lightened in color. Then add the flour and cornstarch. Whisk again to combine.
  3. When the milk is steaming and almost boiling, remove the vanilla bean halves, scrape the seeds out and add the seeds back into the milk mixture. Whisk to combine. Then pour the hot milk over the egg mixture, a few tablespoons at a time, whisking constantly, until the mixture is homogeneous. Transfer the mixture back to the pot and continue whisking constantly until the mixture has thickened and boiled for a good minute.
  4. Take the mixture off the heat. Let cool. Then transfer to the fridge and let cool completely.
  5. Prepare the crêpe batter by whisking together all the ingredients. Cook the crêpes in a buttered or oiled preheated cast-iron or a non-stick pan on medium heat.
  6. To serve, top each crêpe with a generous dollop of pastry cream and lots of strawberries.
  7. Finally, fold the crêpes or roll them. And enjoy!

 

Reader Love

crochet owl coaster

I don’t even know how this all happened… but what I do know is that here I am, almost 5 years into this wild blogging thing called ZoomYummy. Almost five whole years!! Wow! When did all this happen?

Frankly, it does not even feel like that much time has passed since my first post. And it’s because of you, dear readers! You’ve turned this blogging game into such a fun and interesting journey! Thank you SO MUCH for your support!

Sharing my work with you and hearing your feedback is what makes me never want to stop. And when I get a chance to see some of your creations that were made either following my crochet patterns or my recipes, I get totally and completely thrilled. And SO thankful! Just like when I got pictures from my dear customer Roxann Morin from Eclecticcrochet.com. It’s her who’s made the owl coaster shown in the picture above (she used this pattern). Don’t you just love her color choices and the precision of her work. I am IN LOVE!

 
 

crochet owl coaster

I admire her photography skills too!

 
 

crochet owl coaster

Oh, and have a look at this owl purse that she’s crocheted as well (using this pattern). Roxann has made eight of these for her friends already!! I am so glad she’s allowed me to show her gorgeous work to you!

If you’d like to share your creations that were made following my patterns or recipes, please send them to zoomyummy@gmail.com. I would love to see them and perhaps publish them as well! And please include a credit link (your blog link, your Facebook page link or something of that kind) if you want me to publish it next to the picture of your work.

With love,
Petra