Sunday, June 6, 2010

Strawberry Balsamic Sorbet


The best thing I've ever done is to bring fruit sorbet to a baby shower...

Because it's hot and the two pregnant girls at the shower (one whose shower it was and the other attending) were HOT.  It just hit the spot. The other best thing I've ever done is pair strawberries with balsamic...in sorbet form. It was the perfect combination and made the strawberries stand out at their best.

The thing that gave me an idea was that one of the things I was contributing to the shower was a fruit tray.



But I've been experimenting with my sorbets lately. Earlier this week I also made Cantaloupe Cilantro Sorbet and so I brought that flavor along with my new Strawberry Balsamic flavor. It was the perfect compliment to the fruit platter.
Besides that, the shower was a big success and we are all anxiously awaiting the birth of three of our friends. (5 have all been pregnant at the same time) Congrats to Allison who gave birth a couple of days ago and to Sherene who was honored at the shower today. I'm so excited for all the babies...

Baby Shower Strawberry Balsamic Sorbet
2 lbs Strawberries
4 tbsp Aged Balsamic
1 cup sugar plus 1 tbsp
1 cup water

Hull and quarter the strawberries and pour the balsamic vinegar and the 1 tbsp sugar. Let macerate for 20 minutes. In a saucepan combine the sugar and water and heat on medium until the sugar dissolves. Let cool. In a blender add the strawberries and the sugar syrup and pureee. Chill in the refrigerator until completely cool. Then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the instructions.









2 comments:

  1. This pregnant lady will try anything cold you have, any time!! You are so right. All I crave is fruit and cold stuff. The colder, the better! That sounds SO good.

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  2. Wow, you've been so busy with your ice cream maker! I have yet to dust mine off from the winter, but once it gets really hot here, I will certainly be trying this. Love the idea of adding balsamic to the strawberries, and in sorbet form, that's brilliant! Love your refreshing sorbet ideas!

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