Before we embark on another busy week here at Gut Check, I thought I'd show you the result of my first attempt at making ice cream.
In fact, I decided to make sorbet. Canteloupe sorbet, to be precise. Pretty simple recipe: Puree four cups of chopped canteloupe, mix with a homemade simple syrup and freeze.
Here's a tip: When your ice-cream maker's instructions tell you to freeze the freezer bowl for six to twenty-two hours before using, err on the side of twenty-two. There was no way the ice-cream maker was going to finish at a reasonable hour, so I took the slush I had and froze it overnight.
The flavor was excellent, a burst of pure, sweet ripe canteloupe, but the texture was on the icy side, even for sorbet. Lesson learned. And now a week of good eats.
(And, yes, that's a sprig of parsley in the picture. I thought a sprig of mint would be a nice touch for the photo. But I didn't have any mint. I had parsley. I'm learning, food bloggers. I'm learning.)