At bee yü we love honey and enjoy using it as a star in meals and deserts as well as our beautiful skincare range. With summer fast approaching what could be better than a refreshing strawberry and honey sorbet. We found this divine recipe by Nealey Dozier. Enjoy it for a summer dinner party on the deck with a glass of champagne.
Serves 2 to 4
1 pint (16 ounces) strawberries, hulled and quartered
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon vodka (or flavored liqueur of choice), optional
Juice from one lemon
Place the strawberries in a blender and puree until very smooth. Push the puree through a fine mesh sieve to remove some of the seeds. Whisk in the honey, vodka, and lemon juice. (You want this to be on the sweet side since freezing will dull the flavor.) Cover and chill the mixture.
Once the strawberry mixture is completely chilled, pour into the ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Return the sorbet to the freezer for a couple more hours to continue firming up.
Note: the vodka helps lower the freezing point of the sorbet, giving it a softer texture and preventing it from getting too hard.