Do you know that making a sorbet can be super easy?
This one took me about 10 minutes to prepare and as I am writing this post, the ice machine is doing the rest of the work for me 🙂
Personally, I love ice cream. I am really into milk ice cream, the typical Italian Gelato is my favourite: Straciatella, Pistachio, Chocolate…I can eat tons of it!
Unfortunately though, as you already know, Hubert needs to avoid dairy products, so most of the time I am enjoying my ice cream on my own, which is only half of the fun…However, a good alternative are fruit sorbets, which are usually prepared without any dairy products. Basically you can turn every fruit into a sorbet and it is not only a bit more refreshing than normal ice cream, but also a low-fat version for those of you who worry about their summer body;-)
But then we don´t eat ice cream to lose weight, right? I found this really nice strawberry sorbet recipe in a Johann Lafer special of Feinschmecker (Bookazine Nr. 26). He added some coconut milk which I think is fantastic, because it adds the creamy effect to the ice cream and also gives a special flavour.
Recipe for a strawberry sorbet with coconut milk
for 4 persons
- 400 g very ripe strawberries (frozen strawberries are also fine)
- 200 ml of coconut milk
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 Tbsp vanilla sugar
- 3-4 Tbsp icing sugar
- Some strawberries and mint leaves for garnishing, if you like some meringue to spread over the dessert
1. Mix all ingredients with a blender (in a chilled ball)
2. Put into the ice machine and let it stir for about 45 mins until frozen (If you don´t have an ice machine, you can also put the mixture into the freezer and stir it with a fork from time to time.)
I served a strawberry tartar with the sorbet: Small strawberry cubes with some icing sugar and on top I put some meringue crumbs. Looks nice and matches very well!