I love frozen desserts in summer… My big problem is that I always forget to freeze that blasted insert to the ice-cream maker the night before! So today I wanted to share with you an easy, fancy-equipment-free frozen dessert that I’m coming to love: Sorbet. But not any sorbet, today we have a Grapefruit Sorbet with Thyme. One of the best reasons to make things like sorbet yourself instead of picking up an overpriced tub at the supermarket is that you can make it however YOU like it… sweet, sour, bursting with flavor, subtle hints of your favorite herbs? It is all within your reach.
Last week when the seasons changed on me so rapidly that my menu plan flew out the window and I ended up at home with a bag full of grapefruits with no plans other than a vague memory of eating a cut grapefruit covered in sugar for breakfast, it dawned on me that sugar and juice is pretty much all there is to a sorbet. And man did this one turn out well! The tang and the sweet pair in the perfect dish to eat in escape of the rising temperatures.
Just be warned: this is super sticky! Little hands and mouths should be particularly monitored when eating this to avoid finding sticky finger prints around the house for days (okay, maybe not so little hands too… I may have done it to myself…).
Why not mix up a batch, toss it in the freezer and take a dip the pool to delay your impatience for it to be ready?