Hey, you like things that taste good, right? After dinner, you like to enjoy a dish of something sweet and delicious, is that correct? Have I been properly informed? Well, hot on the heels of Uncle Mike's Country Fig Jam, straight from Krogmann Kitchens, Inc. comes Oncle Michel's Rural Sorbet! Tangerine Mint sorbet, to be exact. Why, just this past Sunday, our neighbor described it as "The best sorbet I ever had!" And if you can't trust that kind of hearsay, what can you trust these days?
If you make my Tangerine Mint sorbet and bring it to a dinner party or a summer barbecue, not only will you be the most popular person at the event, but people will talk about you behind your back in a positive fashion.
Here's how you do it:
- Buy a house with a tangerine tree in the backyard.
- Squeeze yourself 2 cups of tangerine juice.
- Put 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water into a pot and boil until the sugar is completely dissolved. In the culinary world, this is known as a simple syrup. It will not be brown. That's maple syrup.
- Cool the simple syrup completely.
- Combine the juice, simple syrup and 1/2 tablespoon of chopped fresh mint in a bowl and stir.
- Add the mixture to an ice cream maker per the manufacturer's instructions. (NOTE: If you didn't receive an ice cream maker as a wedding gift, or if your spouse got it in the divorce, just stir vigorously to completely combine the liquids.)
- Freeze overnight.
- Accept compliments and praise from all who try the sorbet.
With our herb garden fully in and nature's bounty continuing to explode in our garden and trees, look for Uncle Mike's recipe to take you all the way through summer, people!