|58 glorious flavors|
|The inside of the store with 58 flavors.|
|Some of the choices- yes olive is a choice|
|More Choices- cactus was amazingly sweet|
1 Cup (200 grams) of Sugar
2 Cups (237 ml) of Water
1 Tablespoon of Fresh Lavender Flowers
2 1/2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
1-2 Tablespoons of Vodka (this keeps the sorbet from freezing solid; adjust the vodka depending on how firm you want the sorbet)
You are going to make a simple syrup by dissolving sugar in water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once the sugar is dissolved slightly raise the heat and add the lavender flowers.
|Lavender flowers from my garden|
Bring the mixture to a boil (stirring constantly) and then lower the heat so that the mixture simmers for 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat, cover and let the lavender flowers steep for about 10 minutes. Strain the mixture into a glass bowl and add the lemon juice and vodka. You are adding the vodka to keep it from freezing solid.
|Straining the lavender|
I covered it and refrigerated until chilled. Once chilled, add to an ice cream maker and voilà a taste of France.
|Finished lavender sorbet- delicious|