Aquavit Sorbet

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Kitchen of Light: New Scandinavian Cooking

Kitchen of Light

By Andreas Viestad

Published 2003

  • About

THE SPICY CARAWAY FLAVOR OF AQUAVIT IS NOT WHAT MOST PEOPLE ASSOCIATE WITH A DESSERT, BUT WHEN MIXED WITH SUGAR, AQUAVIT MAKES A VERY INTERESTING AND REFRESHING SORBET. IF YOU REDUCE THE SUGAR BY HALF, THIS CAN ALSO BE SERVED AS A PALATE CLEANSER BETWEEN COURSES.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
  • cups water
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • cup aquavit

    Method

    In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, lemon zest, and water and bring to boil over high heat. Boil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice and set aside to cool.

    Strain the syrup into a bowl. Add the aquavit and place the bowl in the freezer. Take out and stir energetically with a fork every 30 minutes until completely frozen.

    If the sorbet is frozen hard, let it soften briefly in the refrigerator before serving.