Well it is finally summer. Nevermind we were still wearing sweaters at night mid-July... I'm not complaining. We have been trying out a few new ice cream recipes and of course been using the old standbys. Even though there is temptation available nearby at Heavenly Gelato and Miko's just a walk away it is easier and cheaper to make it at home. (I mean a cup of sugar and four lemons cost what... oh about 1.50$) And since last summer everything in my life has been simplified so sorbet is in; cashew cream ice cream recipes from vice cream are out. And there are no photos since the camera only takes pictures of baby now. But on to the goods.
My favorite chocolate sorbet recipe from last summer, and fall and winter. Also fig ice cream (amazing) from when we lived in NOLA and had fresh figs from a tree down the street.
Here are links to the new favorites:
Avocado Sorbet as well! Amos adapted a recipe he found on the interwebs that called for corn syrup (yuck). It turned out unbelievably creamy and rich and the lime is just the thing.
2 ripe avocados
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Juice of 2 limes
In small saucepan heat water to boiling and add sugar. Stir until dissolved, remove from heat and let cool. Blend the cooled simple syrup, lime juice and avocado. Chill in freezer (1 hour) or fridge (4-8 hours) and freeze per your ice cream maker's instructions.