The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl and Spoon
A sherbet or sorbet always has a place in my bowl during the summer months when all I want is something cold and light. Lillet is an apéritif that is a blend of wine, brandy, fruits, and herbs. It’s a unique ingredient to have in your cocktail repertoire, and it also gives this sherbet a more interesting flavor; make the sherbet kid friendly by simply leaving it out. I love the super-tart grapefruit here, but if you’re looking for a more mellow citrus flavor, tangerine or blood orange juice makes a great substitute.
This mixture also makes excellent popsicles.
Heat 1 cup of the juice, the zest, and sugar in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved. Transfer it to a bowl with the rest of the juice and chill in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours or until completely cool. Stir in the half-and-half and Lillet, pour the chilled mixture into your ice cream maker, and run according to the manufacturer’s instructions. In the last 2 minutes, add the mint.
Transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze to desired firmness, 3 to 4 hours. Note that after a full day, the sherbet will become quite hard. Let it sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before trying to scoop.