Berry slushy sorbet
Once again in the fight against the tyranny of toast and cereal for breakfast, this is what I made for myself once the kids had gone to school and ok, it was actually meant to be a smoothie, but I call this a happy accident instead, as the result was a spoonable, slushy sorbet, yum.
Ingredients (enough for one)
- Approximately one handful of mixed frozen berries, I used berries from two different frozen berry bags, one was a berry mix of strawberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and blackberries and the other was a bag of blueberries, but really could use anything for this, frozen mango with some chopped apple from the fruit bowl sounds really nice come to think of it.
- Apple juice.
- Chopped mint, if you’re being fancy.
(I use one of those tiny blenders you use to make baby food (amongst other things), I’m not sure how easy it would be to make this in a normal sized food processor, unless you were making multiple portions).
- Add your fruit to your blender and a good few glugs of apple juice (although it is best at this stage to be cautious and add too little instead of too much, otherwise your slushy sorbet will turn into smoothie).
- Whizz up, check consistency, keep adding more apple juice (carefully), until your mixture reaches a slushy sorbet like consistency.
- Serve up with a sprinkle of mint on the top (if you’re like me and have far too many packets of frozen herbs in the freezer).
This was really nice, I’m not quite sure it’s really breakfast, but I’m all about breaking the mould on what is meant to be breakfast right now. I can imagine this would be really nice in the summer. It would be really nice as well, specially as with the blackcurrants, it tastes like ice cold medicine in a glass, so I think it would be quite good for sore throats (although the blackberries and the strawberries made the sorbet a little seedy – which was nice actually – but you may want to miss those fruits out if you are making it for a sore throat).