Hey there Teacups! It’s been far too long since I’ve posted a how do you brew posts but when my most recent Leaves of The World T-rep box arrived and I saw their new If You Like Pina Coldas blend I knew I had to use it for a recipe post not matter how long it took me to think of how I could use it. For the last few recipes post I’ve done I’ve baked something but with summer slowly arriving I wanted to change that and use it to make something a little lighter (and completely vegan) like a sorbet.
Normally when making a sorbet you would use a fresh fruit puree as that results in the strongest flavour, but I wanted to make this recipe as quick and easy as I could for you all so for this recipe I used a fruit juice instead. This recipe so quick and easy to do even if you don’t have an ice cream machine it will only take you around a day and there are only five ingredients. Before making this, I had never tried a sorbet, but I think I might be slightly addicted now. I can’t wait to make more tea infused sorbets throughout the year.
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup of If You Like Pina Coladas Tisane | I steeped 4 leave loads full to make for a more concentrated flavour.
1 ½ Cups of Fruit Juice | For this recipe I used Dole Pineapple Juice
2 Tbsp of Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp of Lemon Zest.
Ice Cream Maker (This makes the whole process quicker but it’s not essential)
A Flat Baking Tray
One Airtight Tub – This sorbet is best eaten on the day you make it but if you do want to keep it after it’s fully ready make sure you transfer it to an airtight tub.
1. Combine the water and tea liquid in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved, then simmer for 5 mins. It really is that easy to make a simple syrup!
2. Transfer the syrup you just made to a tub and all to cool thoroughly. I find the best way to do this is to let it cool and then place it in the fridge while you get everything else ready.
3. Zest and Juice a Lemon. Measure out your juice it’s important that the juice you use has been kept in the fridge and isn’t at room temp. Combine your chosen juice with the lemon zest and juice. Mix Well.
4. Combine your juice mixture with the cooled syrup and mix thoroughly. Once you’ve done this if you have an ice cream maker add the mixture to your machine and follow its instructions. You can eat it straight out of the machine but if you don’t want to you can freeze it in an air tight tub and eat later.
5. If you don’t have an ice cream maker this is still really easy!
6. Pour your mixture into a large flat baking try, place it in the freezer and let it freeze. Be sure to regularly scrap the top to make it fluffier. You’ll know it’s ready when it all becomes a light pastel yellow colour. Disney fans out there will love this because it tastes exactly like the dole whip that they serve in the parks.
7. Make sure that scrap the top and thoroughly mix quite a few times throughout the day and then leave it over night to get the best results.
8. Add your topping and enjoy to your hearts content. I find that the best topping for this particular sorbet is coconut – The first time I made this I didn’t toast it, but I have done a few times now and it works perfectly. That decision is completely up to you though.
If any of you try this recipe out I would love to hear how you get on with it, please tag me in any pictures or posts I would love to see/read them. If you try doing this with other teas let me know what works best and I’ll give it a try as well. Remember to use the code TEANOMADKIM20 to get 20% off your first order with Leaves of The World. They have such an amazing collection of Teas & Tisanes to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice.
As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all soon. Enjoy your sorbet and Happy Steeping – Kimberley