Blackcurrant Leaf Sorbet

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Serves

    4 to 6

Appears in

Floyd on Britain & Ireland

By Keith Floyd

Published 1988

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Ingredients

  • 6 oz (175 g) sugar
  • 1 pint (600 ml) water
  • Grated rind 2 lemons
  • Juice 3 lemons
  • 3–4 handfuls blackcurrant leaves
  • A little egg white

Method

Make a mild lemon sorbet base by boiling the sugar and water together for 2 minutes, then adding the lemon rind and juice. Infuse the blackcurrant leaves in the hot sorbet mix. Strain out the leaves when the flavour is strong enough. The leaves discolour the mixture slightly, so add a little egg white to whiten the sorbet before it sets, then leave to freeze.