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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Prep time: 
Total time: 
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.

 

New Pattern – Crochet Flower Rug

crochet pattern - flower rug

Do you remember the flower madness that I showed you a couple of days ago?

That madness, it actually was my big plan to create a rug. A circular area rug with lots of flowers in it.

After a lot of crocheting, tweaking, unraveling and crocheting again, I am happy to present my newest design to you – I named it the Crochet Flower Rug!

And of course, there is a pattern. As usual, it is packed full of pictures to help you with your crafting process. This time, there’s 46 of them!

 

crochet pattern - flower rug

crochet pattern - flower rug

crochet pattern - flower rug

crochet pattern - flower rug

I hope you will find this project useful and will decorate your home or office with it. It will sure bring a bit of ‘romantic’ into your space.

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

 

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
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
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.

 

My Mom’s New Passion

handmade jewelry

I might have said it a few times before and now I have to say it again – in addition to being the sweetest, kindest and most generous one, to me, my Mom is also the most skillful, hard-working, inspiring and the most amazing person I have ever met or known in my whole life. I have talked about her amazing painting, gorgeous woodcarving, sculpting, gardening or her knitting and crocheting skills in my previous posts. She is absolutely 100% self-taught and in her creative process she always lets her imagination inspire her.

Just recently, during my latest visit, she’d once again left me speechless when she showed me her newest passion – jewelry making.

She says that she’s just starting and that she’s learning basically all her skills from a jewelry channel on TV, but wow, for a beginner, I think her creations look great! She makes rings, pendants and bracelets. Just have a look… I love them all!

 

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

Thank you for letting me share, Mom! You are the best! And I also have this little suspicion that you might be an angel on Earth!

Love,
Petra