Lilac Sorbet

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I just love the smell of the lilacs in my garden. I would’ve loved to have cut some for a vase to enjoy them inside and fill my home with that wonderful scent, but there aren’t all that many flowers so I left them to be admired where they grew.

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However, I just couldn’t resist using a few to try in this beautiful sorbet!

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It was lovely to make together and so simple (even more so if you have an ice cream maker but we did it by hand).

We mixed together 1/2 cup roughly chopped lilac flowers, 1/4 cup of sugar and 2 cups water. Brought to a boil and then turned down the heat for a further five minutes. We left the syrup to cool and then sieved and put into a container and into the freezer. (I think the lilac syrup would also be rather lovely in a cocktail!)

My son took great delight in stirring the sorbet every so often to break up the ice crystals.

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 Served in the little teacups from my childhood, this special sorbet was a perfect treat to enjoy in our garden on a sunny day.

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It has such a beautiful, delicate taste and really captures the essence of the lilacs.

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