Strawberry-Basil Blender Sorbet
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This easy blender sorbet is as close to instant gratification as it gets, thanks to a combination of Gourmet Garden basil, frozen strawberries and a high-powered blender.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp Gourmet Garden Basil stir-in paste
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp limoncello (or vodka, if you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 bag (600g) frozen whole strawberries
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, 1 cup water and basil. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to steep for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain the cooled syrup into a large measuring cup, discarding the solids. Stir in the corn syrup, limoncello and lemon juice.
  3. Tumble the strawberries into a high-speed blender, then pour over the syrup. Blend at high speed, using the tamper (if you have one) to push the fruit towards the blade.
  4. Continue blending until the sorbet looks smooth and scoopable, like a thick soft-serve. Resist the urge to overmix, or else you’ll end up with a smoothie instead. Spoon into a container and freeze for 3-4 hours to firm up. (Though, in theory, you can eat it right now... it'll just be really soft and slushy.)
  5. Spoon the sorbet into a container.
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