When I was a child my father owned a perfume and cosmetics store in the Arcade Building in Downtown Toronto. I used to have to hand out pamphlets for his store and he would pay me by buying me a Orange Sherbet cone from The Laura Secord shop in the front of the building.
Obviously, I could be bought for cheap!
This recipe is the exact colour of those cones although the flavour is like a ripe cold melon.
In case you were wondering, Sorbets are typically made without milk or cream and Sherbets sometimes have milk or buttermilk in them.
You will need:
- 1 ripe cantaloupe melon
- 1/4 -1/2 cup sugar (depending on how sweet the melon is)
- 1/2 lime squeezed
- 1 tsp rum (optional)
*you can also add 1/4 cup coconut almond milk to make it more of a sherbet.
Step 1: start with a ripe melon. Remove the seeds and the rind.
Step 2: put fruit, sugar, lime and rum or a bit of white wine in the blender and puree until smooth. Put in fridge for at least one house.
Step 3: put in an ice cream machine and turn for approx 10 minutes. You can just put this into a plastic container and freeze. If you do it this way them stir it every 1/2 hour until frozen.
Step 4: leave in a freezer a few hours until ready to scoop. It's fresh and delicious.