5 Easy, Delicious Sorbet Recipes: Strawberry-Rose Geranium Sorbet

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For an amazing summer dessert, the intense strawberry flavor of Strawberry-Rose Geranium Sorbet doesn't disappoint.

<em>Serves 8<br />
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This sorbet is a combination of fruit puree and herbal syrup. Rose geranium has a particular affinity with strawberries and seems to intensify their flavor.</p>
<p>• ¾ cup sugar<br />
• ¾ cup water<br />
• 8 medium-sized rose geranium leaves<br />
• 4 cups ripe strawberries, hulled and washed<br />
• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice</p>
<p>1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan.<br />
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2. Drop in rose geranium leaves, cover pan and remove it from heat. After 15 minutes, strain syrup, pushing down on leaves to extract flavor.<br />
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3. Puree strawberries with syrup and lemon juice in blender or food processor. Freeze in ice cream maker until slushy-firm. Scoop into storage container and freeze until firm enough to scoop.</p>
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<em>Jerry Traunfeld, author of</em> The Herbal Kitchen <em>(William Morrow, 2005), received the James Beard Award for Best American Chef of the Northwest in 2000.</em>
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