Like a lot of people at this time of year, I am making an effort to eat a healthy and balanced diet.
I used almond milk infused with spices as the base for my sorbet. I let the spices infuse overnight, then strained the almond milk before churning in the ice cream machine. I have been wanting to experiment with almond milk for a while now, and it is cholesterol and lactose free. The sorbet is lovely served with your favourite summer fruit, I used mango. You could even eat this for breakfast on a hot day without feeling guilty.
I have previously made a similar sorbet using a tin of coconut milk to infuse the spices, then adding 100mls of natural yoghurt when churning in the ice cream machine. If the recipe is not sweet enough for you, feel free to add a little sugar when heating the almond milk to infuse the spices.
Liquid glucose can be found in the baking section of the supermarket and will provide a little sweetness and help create a silky smooth sorbet.
Spiced Almond Sorbet
* Please note you will need an ice cream machine for this recipe.
- 500mls almond milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 6 cloves
- 2 green cardamom pods, crushed
- Small piece of fresh ginger, about the size of your thumb nail
- 3 kaffir lime leaves
- 1 vanilla pod, split to release the seeds
- 1 star anise
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons of liquid glucose
- Mango, to serve
- Put the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger, kaffir lime leaves, vanilla, star anise, nutmeg, liquid glucose and almond milk in a saucepan.
- Heat on a low heat until the almond milk is hot (just starting to steam) but not boiling.
- Remove the pan from the heat, and allow the mixture to cool. Cover and allow to chill in the fridge.
- Strain the infused almond milk to remove the spices.
- Pour the chilled and strained almond milk into an ice cream machine and churn.
- Transfer ice cream to a container and put into the freezer.
- To serve, put into fridge to soften slightly up to half an hour before serving. Serve with mango chunks or your favourite summer fruit. Enjoy.
What is your favourite summer fruit? Has this post inspired any new ideas?