6 Reviews

This was really great! I left out the sambuca and actually forgot the lemon juice too. My basil plants are about 1 inch tall, so I left that out too. (okay, this is getting silly!) And I didn't put all the sugar in! (Is it the same recipe???) So, it was great, but I thought I'd better try to get close to the intentions of e/a or the FFs. Made a little serving and added a little lemon juice and some dried basil. Couldn't taste the lemon, but thought the dried basil was not a very good idea. lol. But near the end of eating it, the basil had softened up and gave an interesting flavor to the sorbet. As to prep, my food processor is dinky so I did about 24 oz. frozen berries in two batches and ended up using about 3/8 cup syrup per batch to get the processor to blend well. Mixed the batches in a container with another 1/4 cup syrup. I loved it this way, but I think following directions exactly would make it a 6 or more star recipe. Thanks for the terrific treat! And the knowledge! I think I could use this with frozen peaches, mangoes, blueberries. Mmmmm! The possibilities! Oh! And a 5-star name too!!! Reviewed for ZWT4.

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mliss29 June 24, 2008

My husband is in love with this sorbet. We left out the alcohol. The sorbet froze up quickly in the ice cream machine.

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Slatts June 23, 2008

A lovely Strawberry dessert- light and lush. Looks fantastic in long stemmed glasses! Only had a few fresh basil leaves - and made without an ice cream maker - firming mine up in the freezer as well. The Fighting Fourchettes thank you - it's a great dessert!

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Gerry June 18, 2008

I used frozen berries and had to leave out the basil. This was easy to make & very tasty on a hot summer night. I didn't add the additional sambuca romana. Made for ZWT4.

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Susie D June 17, 2008

What better dessert on a hot humid night than a soothing strawberry sorbet with flecks of fresh basil and a lovely undercurrent of Sambucca. Served in martini glasses garnished with basil and accompanied by tiny cups of espresso with lemon and more Sambucca for those who wanted it. Very pretty, very delicious.

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Chef Kate June 16, 2008

Yummy! I couldn't find fresh basil at the store, so I left it out. I don't have an ice cream maker- I left the berries frozen and pureed everything as directed. It was semi-solid, and didn't take too long to firm up the rest of the way in the freezer. I think I'll try it with other berries too next time. For ZWT4 Flying Duchess'

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Random Rachel June 09, 2008
No-No Fourchettes Strawberry Sorbet