Low-Cal Ice Cream

Lemon Balm Sorbet

with Marinated Strawberries
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Lemon Balm Sorbet

Lemon Balm Sorbet - A culinary highlight—aromatic and highly refreshing

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Health Score:
6,4 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr
Preparation
ready in 6 h. 40 min.
Ready in
Calories:
110
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Lemon balm looks pretty, tastes good, and the leaves contain essential oils that can relieve sleep disorders, restlessness, and nervous gastrointestinal upsets. The valuable active ingredients are transferred into the brew during the preparation of the sorbet.

Together with the lime, the strawberries provide a vitamin C kick. Do not leave the fruit marinated for long, as too much of the vital substance that strengthens the immune system will evaporate. 

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie110 kcal(5 %)
Protein1 g(1 %)
Fat1 g(1 %)
Carbohydrates24 g(16 %)
Sugar added12 g(48 %)
Roughage2 g(7 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.4 mg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0.8 mg(7 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate17 μg(6 %)
Pantothenic acid0.3 mg(5 %)
Biotin4.3 μg(10 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C65 mg(68 %)
Potassium207 mg(5 %)
Calcium32 mg(3 %)
Magnesium19 mg(6 %)
Iron1.2 mg(8 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.1 mg(1 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.1 g
Uric acid33 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
½ Vanilla bean
1 Lime
1 bunch Lemon balm
2 ½ tablespoons sugar
¾ cup white Grape juice
14 ounces Strawberries
liquid Sweetener
How healthy are the main ingredients?
LimesugarStrawberry
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Pot, 1 Silicone spoon, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 flat Casserole dish, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Fine grater, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl

Preparation steps

1.
Lemon Balm Sorbet preparation step 1

Halve the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Rinse lime in hot water, wipe dry, then halve and cut 1 half into slices.

2.
Lemon Balm Sorbet preparation step 2

Rinse lemon balm and shake dry. Reserve 1-2 sprigs for garnish. Place the rest in a bowl.

3.
Lemon Balm Sorbet preparation step 3

Bring the vanilla bean and seeds, lime slices, sugar, grape juice and approximately 2 scant cups of water to a boil in a pot, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

4.
Lemon Balm Sorbet preparation step 4

Add the lemon balm to the pot and let steep for 10-15 minutes. Then pass the liquid through a sieve into a shallow baking dish and place in the freezer.

5.
Lemon Balm Sorbet preparation step 5

When the liquid starts to freeze at the edge, mix with an immersion blender. Repeat the process frequently as the mixture freezes for 6 hours; the more often it is mixed, the finer the texture.

6.
Lemon Balm Sorbet preparation step 6

Finely grate the zest of the remaining lime half, then squeeze out the juice from both halves into a bowl.

7.
Lemon Balm Sorbet preparation step 7

Rinse and hull the strawberries, pat dry and cut into slices.

8.
Lemon Balm Sorbet preparation step 8

Mix strawberries with lime zest and juice, add sweetener to taste and refrigerate briefly.

9.
Lemon Balm Sorbet preparation step 9

Form the sorbet into ovals with a tablespoon and divide among plates along with marinated strawberries. Garnish with reserved lemon balm and serve.