Mint Papaya Sorbet Recipe
While looking looking for new ways to use my favorite herb—fresh mint—I decided to create a frosty treat that was healthy, too. A dish of this pretty sorbet is the perfect ending to a summer meal. —Jess Apfe, Berkeley, California
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
2 cups chopped peeled papaya
1/4 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons minced fresh mint
In a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar and mint leaves to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved; set aside to cool. Strain; discard mint leaves.
Place the papaya in a food processor; add sugar syrup and lime juice. Cover and process for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Stir in chopped mint.
Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 4 hours or until firm.
Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Mint Papaya Sorbet in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook
Annual 2012, p231
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