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Seven refreshing sorbet recipes for a hot summer's day

There are few things better to cool you down on a hot day than water ice

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 July, 2015, 12:05pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 June, 2016, 3:34pm

There are few things better to cool you down on a hot day than a sorbet. What's more, they're easy to make at home. We've dug through our archive of recipes by senior food and wine editor Susan Jung to come up with eight super cool sorbets. Some were originally conceived as accompaniments but can perfectly well be served on their own. Click on the headlines to open the recipes.

Fruit sorbet recipes: with peach, lime, pineapple, or lychee

When it's hot outside, I make sorbets far more often than I do ice cream. It's not just because of all the beautiful fruit that is in season; it's also because sorbets are so light and refreshing.




Chilled hami melon soup with lemon-lime sorbet

Turn off the heat and let the syrup cool, then strain through a sieve. Mix 250ml of the syrup with the vodka and lemon and lime juices
















Ajo blanco with grape sorbet

Grape sorbet ... is easy to make and delicious (it's also good on its own). Best of all, you don't need to peel any grapes










Chilled cherry-mint soup with apricot sorbet and roasted apricots

I love fresh apricots and if I'm lucky enough to be in a country where they are grown during the fruit's very brief season, I buy them by the kilo.