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Strawberry & rose sorbet

A ruby-red iced dessert with subtle floral hints - a refreshing end to spicy meals

  • Prep: 10 mins
    Cook: 5 mins
    Plus 1-2 hrs freezing
  • Serves 6 (makes about 1.5 litres)
  • Easy
  • Serves 6 (makes about 1.5 litres)
  • Easy
  • Calories 238
  • Carbohydrates 58
  • Saturated Fat 0
  • Sugar 58
  • Protein 1
  • Fat 0
  • Fibre 2
  • Salt 0

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 238
  • Carbohydrates 58
  • Saturated Fat 0
  • Sugar 58
  • Protein 1
  • Fat 0
  • Fibre 2
  • Salt 0

Ingredients

  • 300g caster sugar
  • 900g ripe strawberries, hulled
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp rosewater
  • handful pink rose petals, to serve (optional)

Tip

Short of time?
If you have other things to do, let the sorbet freeze for eight hours, or overnight, until solid. The next day, leave at room temperature for 15 minutes, then chop into chunks, return to the food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Spoon the sorbet back into the container and re-freeze.

Method

  1. In a medium pan, combine the sugar with 300ml water. Let the sugar dissolve, then bring to the boil for 1 min. Put the strawberries in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Trickle in the sugar syrup, blend again, then add the lemon juice and rose water.

  2. Pour the strawberry mixture into a large freezer-proof container (an old ice cream tub is perfect), then freeze until almost solid, mashing in the ice crystals every 1-2 hrs until the sorbet is thick and smooth. Wrap well and freeze until solid. Allow to soften for 15 mins before scooping. Best eaten within a month.

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