Monday, August 04, 2008
Our friend D loaned us an ice cream maker this summer. We've been putting it to work - making great sorbets that Lily can eat. The first thing I made was chocolate sorbet and it was a huge hit. We brought it to a birthday party so Lily and 2 vegan friends would have some ice cream to go with their cake. Mmmm... it was good - very rich. I found the recipe here.
This time I blended up some strawberries and made Strawberry Sorbet. Lily ate all of her bowl and asked for more! You don't need an ice cream maker to make sorbet, my grandma used to make it for me by just stirring the sorbet every 1/2 hour or so until it was all frozen. This breaks up the ice crystals so it is lighter and fluffier instead of being a solid block of ice (like a huge strawberry Popsicle).
Thanks D! This spoon's for you! I'm looking forward to making a few more types of dairy-free ice cream this summer. Now that it's getting hot, I'm going to branch out and make a custard type ice cream with eggs and soy milk. I'm sure I'll post reviews and recipes here.