Saturday 20 May 2006

Mango Kaffir Lime Sorbet

This is the Kaffir Lime Leave that most Thai Food used. If you remember well, I had used this leave for one of poultry dish called "Kaffir Lime Leave Chicken" which infused a very special fragrant to the dish. You can get it from most supermarket or those Malay vegetable stalls in the local wet market.

This time, instead of using this leave for cooking, we are actually using it's fragrant to make a sugar syrup for the sobert. You may wonder... Err... is it nice? I can tell you, it is..... and indeed it's a very fragrant and refreshing dessert.....

The process of making a sorbet is rather easy but time consuming.. Because you need to break the ice from time to time in order for it to be smooth. Sobert is a frozen dessert made from iced fruit puree and other ingredients. The term "sherbet" is derived from the Turkish word for "sorbet". Sorbet is a form of gelato that contains no milk, unlike ice cream. Sorbets may contain alcohol (which lowers the freezing temperature, resulting in a softer sorbet). Sorbets are traditionally served between the starter course and main course in order to cleanse the palate before the main course.

These Mango Kaffir Lime Sorbet tastes fantastic when you sever it with some extra freshly cubes mango, laychee and drizzle over some Kaffir Lime Syrup......... And again... thanks Tracy for introducing me this wonderful and easy to make dessert.

100g Caster Sugar
1 .5 Cup Water
6 - 8 Single Kaffir Lime Leaves
2 Mangoes, skinned and cut into slices

1. Wash the kaffir lime leaves and tear into small pieces and put everything together in a pot with the sugar and 1.5 cups of water.
2. Bring to boil and stir till all the sugar dissolves then cool and chill overnight in the fridge before use. (Discard the leaves before chill)
3. Reserved 1/2 Cup of the chilled syrup and mix the rest with the mango slices and blend in a food processor until well mixed.
4. Pour the mango puree into a shallow tub or baking tin.
5. Leave it in the freezer for a couple of hours until ice begins to form around the edges.
6. Remove from freezer and use a folk or handheld mixer, whisk thoroughly to break up the ice-crystals.
7. Do this two to three times more at hourly intervals, then transfer the mixture to an air-tight container and allow to freeze solid.
8. Just before serving, scoop the mango sobert to a cup and top with extra diced mango, some fresh lychee and drizzle with some extra kaffir lime syrup. Posted by Picasa


  1. Hi Ellena,

    Do we need to discard the kaffir lime leaves from the syrup?


  2. Hi Jean,

    Yup.. you can discard the leaves either b4 chilling or after chilling before blending it with the mango :)


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