In honor of Friday, this Friday and every Friday known to man-kind I present to you a watermelon-strawberry sorbet! It doesn’t solve the worlds problems and to be honest it doesn’t even solve my problems but it tastes so very good.
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Want to celebrate the summer season with me? Fill a blender with watermelon, strawberries, and a few dashes of culinary lavender for good measure. In the spirit of summer enjoy alone with a sprig of mint or ‘pro tip’, add 2 small scoops to a glass of champagne for the ultimate sunny season treat.
What you need:
1 pint strawberries, hulled
½ a small seeded watermelon, diced
1/2 cup sugar
1 lemon, juiced
2 pinches of lavender
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
optional: few sprigs of fresh mint
What you do:
- In blender, puree strawberries, watermelon, lemon juice, sugar, vanilla extract and lavender until smooth, about 3-5 minutes.
- Transfer puree to canister of an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer’s instructions. Keep sorbet in freezer until ready to use.
**Note if you don’t have an ice cream maker you can simply transfer the mixture to a freezer safe dish and freeze. The texture will be a little bit different more like shaved ice then a sorbet but delicious all the same.
All the love and all the peace,