As I mentioned in my Montreal post, we had some lovely sorbet in the Old Port. I was really intrigued by the combination of strawberry and basil, and was eager to try making it at home. I’d call this a success! This tastes just like meandering around beautiful old Montreal, stopping at patio after patio. Bon appetit!
Vieux-Port Strawberry-Basil Sorbet
1 lb sweet strawberries, hulled
6 or 7 large basil leaves
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsps corn starch
pinch of salt
2 tbsp water
3 tbsp lemon juice
Combine everything in a large bowl and use an immersion blender to puree until silky smooth. Alternatively, pop everything in a blender. Proceed with pouring the mixture into your ice cream maker, following your manufacturer’s directions.