Have you ever made sorbet? Well I hadn’t and it’s about the simplest thing to make. Ever. I had a large bottle of POM juice that had been opened in the refrigerator for about a week and I wanted to use it before it went bad. Then I remembered seeing a recipe for Pomegranate Sorbet on The View From Great Island. Sue has the most amazing recipes, like this Colorful Crostini. But I digress, Sorbet is the simplest thing to make and it’s so refreshing. Perfect for summer!
It’s so simple that it’s hardly even a recipe. I used about two cups of POM juice and sweetened it with a little sugar, maybe 1/4 of a cup. Mix it together and pour into a ziplock bag and then put it in something so that it will lay flat and freeze it for about three hours. Then take the bag and cut it open and place the chunks into the bowl of a Cuisinart fitted with the steel blade. Puree until it is perfectly smooth. Take the puree and scoop it into a loaf pan and freeze overnight.
When you are ready to serve, freeze the bowls and if it’s really hot out, place the bowls on ice to keep them cold right until you are ready to serve. Scoop the sorbet and add a sprig of mint and that’s it. It’s sooooo good and refreshing. I found these little glass bowls with a “J” while Madeline and I were out thrifting a while back. They are the perfect size for a scoop of sorbet. And since Janet from The Gardeners Cottage taught us all about thrifting, these are for you dear Janet! By the way…did you see Janet’s House featured in the March issue of Country Living? Her cottage is painted black–need I say more?