This is the third segment of the Valentine’s Day meal preparations.
Valentine’s Day – Palate Cleanser: Blackberry Lemon Sorbet
Find two previous posts in this five-part Valentine’s Day segment here:
This vibrant sorbet has numerous purposes and can act as a palate cleanser or dessert. For the purposes of this post, we are using it to clean the palate from our first two courses. Cleaning the palate is vital when you are going from light and airy flavors to savory and heavy. Sticking with berries and citrus, this delicious sorbet will clean any lasting garlic, brown butter or vinaigrette taste on your tongue.
This sorbet is effortless. Fortunately it is made in advance and will not interrupt the flow of your Valentine’s Day meal. One scoop is plenty for the palate cleanser. As many scoops as you want is a reasonable dessert.
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2 pounds blackberries
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1 ¾ cups water
- Make a simple syrup. (1 cup water, 1 cup sugar) bring to a boil in a large saucepan. Cook, until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Let syrup cool.
- Pulse blackberries, ¾ cup water and lemon juice in a food processor until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve and using a spatula, gently press down on the mixture to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids.
- Transfer blackberry mix to a plastic container or bowl. Add simple syrup and lemon zest, stir until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Pour entire mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to your machine’s instructions. Transfer sorbet into a large airtight container and freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Garnish with fresh blackberries and mint.