Course #4 - Dessert: Part Deux
The after-after party. This is where everything begins to calm down.
To finish off the filling meal, I wanted something a little light and refreshing. The only thing that came to mind was a simple sorbet. I made this the day before using frozen fruit (strawberries, rasberries, blackberries). Fresh ones would do as well.
Triple Berry Mint Sorbet
12oz fresh berries or 1 small bag frozen Mixed Berries
2 Tbsp Mint (rough chopped)
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
In a saucepan, heat the water and sugar. Bring to a boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, turn off the heat and let it cool completely.
In a food process or blender pulverize the fruit into a near slush. Add in lemon juice and mint. Blend thoroughly. Slowly add in the simple syrup mixture and mix well once again. Pour into a large enough container and place into the freezer. Let it set for at least 4-5 hours. Stir every few hours to keep from hardening too much. If it does become to hard, place it into the fridge for 15 min. Then Serve.
Garnish with some fruit and mint leaves. It's got a nice slush/smooth texture to it with a subtle minty fresh flavor. This is perfect on a hot day.
If you've got an ice cream maker, go ahead and use it for this, too.