When I was blog-hopping, I came across some droolicious pictures of this mango sorbet with basil (irresistible right?) on Sinfully Spicy’s blog (did I say I absolutely LOVE her blog and her incredible pictures?) and I knew some of those mangoes from the crate of mangoes I have been telling you about had to be used for this recipe. It turned out great – What alos attracted me to this recipe is that she had made it without an ice-cream maker and that was the only way I could do it …I subbed sugar for honey.
A yummy feasty sorbet to be enjoyed in the swing of summer – But it’s summer elsewhere in the world and our Mexican mangoes come here during our spring season – and I am making it when i get it J because honey’s sweetness is far more subtle, I just doubled the amount given in the original sugar given on her website
It is Spring Break for my children and this turned out to be a fun project to do with my now teenage daughter J
4 ripe mangoes pealed and diced
4 tbsp of Lemon juice
2 tbsp lemon zest
½ tsp of salt
3 tsp of tequila (instead of the Vodka she had used) This is entirely optional
Making the Basil Syrup (yields 1 cup)
¼ pack of basil leaves finely chopped
1 cup of water
1 cup of honey
In a small saucepan, heat the water adding the honey and the chopped basil leaves. Simmer for about 5 minutes and allow it to cool down.
I used the entire amount of syrup as opposed to the prescribed ½ cup.
Preparation of sorbet
I followed the method from the original recipe to the T. So I copy and paste her methodPut the container in which you plan to freeze the sorbet in the freezer to chill. I used an air tight plastic storage container.
Peel and chop the flesh the mango into cubes.
Make the basil simple syrup[ recipe below].Allow it to cool. The recipe makes 1 cup of syrup but you will need only 1/2 cup for this recipe.
Once cooled, in a blender combine all the ingredients except zest and process until smooth. You can adjust the amount of simple syrup based on your desired sweetness.
Stir in the lemon zest into the blend.
Pour into the chilled container and return to the freezer. Check back in an hour and stir the frozen edges back in. You will need to do this 5-6 times after every hour.
Let freeze overnight or for at least 6 hours until firm The resulting sorbet will be quite soft.
This goes to Reva of Kaarasaaram’s Mango Event
Wow Priya!!! The sorbet looks very tempting. Slurp
Mango Shorbet looks amazing. Wonderful preparation dear.
oooo…. I so so so badly want that now…..
Mango Sorbet look so delicious!Perfect dessert for upcoming warm days.Priya this post of yours seem perfect for the "Cooking with your Little Sous-chef "Event at my blog.Hope you can link this to http://vidhyas-goodeats.blogspot.com/2011/04/cooking-with-your-little-sous-chef.html
tats perfectly yumm sure try next weekend.. hv stock of vodka at home….thans for sharing tis …
Mmm…It's so cool! I love mango flavour…very sweet!
That's the perfect ending to a meal, I say! I love the fact that it's healthy and made with the yummy mangoes that are in season right now!!
The color is awesome. waiting for the season to begin here.
lovely beautiful clicks and awesome shorbet which is inviting me to quickly grab it.
Wow Priya!!! The sorbet looks very tempting. Slurp
yummy,delicious sorbet…mouthwatering here…
Looks so refreshing and such a lovely presentation!
YUM YUM YUM
Very refreshing and awesome sorbet..
yummy n colourful sorbet…
Yumm yumm…looks soo delicious!! I am a big mango lover:-)
What a perfect way to welcome summer..Mango sorbet:-)
sorbets inviting me..tempting much..
nice looks tasty and yummy.
thanx for coming by my blog..love your recipes here..new follower! Have a great Sunday!!
Now that the weather becomes warmer this is ideal for my afternoon sweet!
yummy and refreshing sorbet !!
sorbet looks wonderful
ohhhh this is soo good and refreshing specially on a summer day. it turned out gr8 – full credit to u for tht
Looks very tempting…perfect for this summer…
lovely presentation..delicious sorbet!!
Sorbet looks very tempting ..perfect for this season..
Wow, this is an absolute delight! A special treat with my Summer favorite fruit! The basil is a surprise ingredient for me. Got to try this to experience this exquisite dessert! Cheers!!!
Wow….the perfect dessert for summer!
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This looks so amazing dear
there is a surprise for u in my space
Hi Priya,,thanks for the lovely comment and following my blog.I came acorss urs and I'm glad I did..lovely space.I have already book marked few.
Enjoy and happy cooking,
Wow delicious and inviting..beautiful.
This looks so good! I'm so ready for sorbets and ice creams with warmer (not hot) weather!
Beautiful click sorbet looks delicious.
so delicious. very simple dish. yummm..
Gimme some please..I love sorbets..mango and basil combination sounds so rocking.
Now i see only mango dishes .. tempting pic:)
Mango sorbet have made so many of your readers including me, mouth water!!
looks delicious dear
wow…irresistable n delicious..
refreshing sorbet… perfect for the summer days ahead..
this looks delicious.
Oh what a treat i could dig into it right away
so refreshing. love mango sweets. thanks for sharing Priya
Mangoo ice cream is terrific! The idea of basil syrup added to it is appealing.
Thanks for stopping on my blog!
It was a wonderful refreshment after coming in from the heat! Very tasty.
Welcome anytime for a 'power packed' treat! Do give me your opinion if / once you try out the pesarattu recipe.
I would love some mango sorbet right now. Your photos are lovely!!
Thank You! I've been looking for a sorbet recipe! This just comes at the right time!