Cucumber-Mint Sorbet Recipe
Daily Value: 26%
Fat-Free, Low-Fat-Abs, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free
|Folic Acid (B9)||20µg||5%|
|Fatty acids, total monounsaturated||0g||0%|
|Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated||0g||0%|
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Here's a refreshing and delicious dessert recipe that's perfect for summer. The use of seemingly obscure additives like glucose powder and sorbet stabilizer may seem strange to the home cook, but they result in a superior texture that mimics gelateria-quality sorbet.
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- 20 1/4 ounces (600 milliliters) water
- 1 1/2 pounds (700 grams) sugar
- 2 ounces (55 grams) invert sugar (trimoline) or honey
- 5 1/4 ounces (150 grams) glucose powder*
- 1/2 ounce (12 grams) sorbet stabilizer**
- 3 1/3 pounds (1 1/2 kilograms) cucumber
- 1/3 ounce (10 grams) mint, chopped
- Juice of 1 lemon
In a medium-sized pot, combine the water, sugars, glucose powder, and sorbet stabilizer and heat to 185 degrees. Remove from the heat and let cool. In a blender, purée the cucumber whole until well blended and smooth.
Once the sugar syrup is cooled, transfer to a bowl, add the mint, and infuse for 30 minutes. Strain and squeeze the mint to extract the mint oils. Strain the cucumber purée and add the strained juice and lemon juice to the syrup. Transfer to an ice cream machine, spin, and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.
Recipe DetailsServings: 6
Special Designations: Dairy-free, Vegetarian, Kid-friendly
Notes and Substitutions:
Note: For your convenience, the measurements for this recipe were converted from the original metric units. For greater precision, we have also provided the original metric measurements.
*Note: Glucose powder, also sold as dextrose, is an additive that prevents water crystallization in ice cream and sorbets. It can be found online or in restaurant supply stores.
**Note: Sorbet stabilizer is an additive that minimizes the size of ice crystals and results in a smoother texture. It can also be found online or in restaurant supply stores.