Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pomegranate and Mint Sorbet

Mint Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
2 C 100% pomegranate juice
1 C orange juice
½ C mini semisweet chocolate chips
Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

In a glass pitcher, combine the mint simple syrup, pomegranate juice, and orange juice. Pour the pomegranate mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufactures instructions. During the last 10 minutes of freezing time, add the mini chocolate chips.

Scoop Sorbet into dessert bowls and garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

Mint Simple Syrup
1 C sugar
1 packed Cup fresh mint leaves

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, ½ C water, and mint leaves over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved, 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool for 20 minutes. Strain out mint leaves before using.

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