Violet Lavender Sorbet

Recipe by ellie_
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READY IN: 5hrs 45mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups water
  • 34
    cup sugar
  • 14
    cup lavender flowers (if unavailable use 2 Tablespoons dried lavender)
  • 12
    cup violets (if unavailable use purple pansies)
  • 2
    tablespoons lime juice
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pour one cup of water into a saucepan.
  • Add 1/2 cup sugar.
  • Bring to a boil, let simmer for 4 minutes, swirling pan occasionally.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Put the chopping blade in your food processer.
  • Add lavender and 1/4 cup sugar and process for 3 minutes, or until flowers and sugar are blended and in tiny pieces.
  • Add lavender mixture to mixture in saucepan and combine well.
  • Let mixture stand for at least one hour at room temperature.
  • Strain mixture and set aside.
  • In a nonmetatlic saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add violets.
  • Steep violets in water for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Strain mixture through cheesecloth and then squeeze cheesecloth to release blue color.
  • Blend lavender syrup with the violet water.
  • Add lime juice to mixture.
  • Freeze in an ice-cream maker.
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