MINT TEA SORBET
- 2 2 2cups CUP_USVolumesugar
- 1 1 1cup CUP_USVolumewater
- 3 3 3cups CUP_USVolumestrong brewed mint tea
- 2 2 2sprigs fresh mint, plus more for garnish (2-3 by taste)
- Fresh lemon juice
- In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer just until the sugar has dissolved completely, stopping before the syrup changes color. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
- Put the brewed mint tea in a nonreactive bowl or pitcher. Add the fresh mint sprigs, crushing them lightly in your hand, and leave them to steep in the tea for 30 minutes.
- Remove and discard the mint sprigs. Stir in the cooled sugar syrup, which will make a mixture that tastes very sweet. Stir in a little lemon juice to taste, just until you can taste the mint tea flavor and the mixture doesn't taste quite as sweet.
- Freeze the mixture in an ice cream or sorbet machine, following the manufacturer's instructions.
To serve, scoop the sorbet into attractive dessert bowls. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs, if you like.
Makes 1 quart
ABOUT THIS RECIPE
With its sweet, clean, refreshing flavor, this simple sorbet tastes really delicious after a spicy meal. Use good-quality mint tea, available in most supermarkets, enhanced with bright, aromatic fresh mint.