Peach-Ginger and Strawberry-Basil sorbet

I went to the south of France last week-end, visiting family around Montpellier. I had a great time, and especially enjoyed the farmer’s market there! So much, hat I actually decided to do my groceries for the week right there, and bring it back to Brussels on the train. Who could resist these mountains of fresh fruit? At the time, it seemed like a clever idea :

I had all the time in the world, it would save me from going to the supermarket this week, most probably in a rush, and the products were better than what I could find in Belgium anyway. Going back home on the train, and added to my luggage a bag of groceries, feeling very proud of myself! I felt less proud when the bag, containing also a few goat cheeses, started reeking and annoying everyone in the wagon. It was a shameful moment, but forgotten as soon as I reached home with my lttle treasure. I dealed swiftly with the cheese, emprisoning it in several plastic bags and a tupperware for future use, and then allowed myself to admire my beautiful fruits…all squashed together.

Such as disappointment! But I should have known the ripe peaches and strawberries would not last the trip. I felt crushed at first, but fell on my feet again, thinking these sweet fruits would make delicious ice creams..and they did! And since they were so ripe, I lamost added no sugar to the sorbets : it’s almost only frozen fruit.

I made two flavours : Peach-Ginger and Strawberry-Basil, both together are a good match too.

Peach-Ginger sorbet :

Ingredients :

– 5 very ripe peaches

– a cube of 2*2 cm fresh ginger root

– 2 tbsp agave syrup (or honey, or sugar)

Steps :

1. Wash and peel the peaches and cut them into pieces. Put them in a large mixing bowl.

2. Grate the ginger on top of the peaches, then add the agave syrup

3. Mix the peaches until you obtain a kind of smoothie.

4. Pour the liquid in your ice cream machine and let it do the rest! Keep in the freezer if you want to eat it later.

Strawberry-Basil sorbet

Ingredients:

– 250 g strawberries

– juice of a half lemon

– 4 basil leaves

– 50 g icing sugar

Steps:

1. Wash the strawberries and cut them in pieces. Put them in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add the sugar and chopped basil leaves to the fruits.

3. Mix the strawberries until you obtain a kind of smoothie

4. Pour the liquid in your ice cream machine and let it do the rest! Keep in the freezer.

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