Hufflepuff Honeydew Melon & Mint Sorbet Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe 43)
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This week we're serving up another frozen dessert with a fresh fruit twist!
This week recipe can also be found in Chapter Eleven of the Chamber of Secrets "The Duelling Club":
"Malfoy hurried forward, his head drooping with the weight of a nose like a small melon"
Time to get creative with our melon for this week's recipe!
We might be heading into Winter but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy another frozen dessert! This week I wanted to do something different with the melon so have transformed it into a magical sorbet dedicated to our Hufflepuff Wizarding World friends!
This easy melon sorbet recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare and then you can sit back while your ice-cream machine does all the work. I'll show you how to make a homemade melon syrup for sorbet, infused with mint and honey before sharing a few tips and tricks to get the perfect melt-in-the-mouth texture.
If you've been looking for an easy sorbet recipe follow this simple step-by-step recipe to create your own Harry Potter Homemade Melon Sorbet at home!
Harry Potter Melon Sorbet Recipe Ingredients
(makes 8-12 servings)
For the Homemade Melon Sorbet recipe
1 large honeydew melon (approx. 2kg)
100g golden caster sugar
4 tbsp honey
1 lime (zest and juice)
3-4 sprigs mint
Melon & Mint Sorbet Recipe Method:
To create the melon sorbet syrup begin by preparing your fruit. Slice the melon in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds. Slice the melon into cubes and then use a spoon to scoop them out.
Place a pan on a medium heat and then add in the sugar, water, honey and melon, stirring through until even. As the mixture warms, grate the zest off the lime, squeeze out the juice and then add both into the syrup. Pull off the mint leaves and add those in too (Wizard Tip! Depending on how strong you'd like the mint flavour you can add more or less)
Allow to simmer for 10 minutes and then turn off the heat. Allow the syrup to infuse for 5 minutes to bring out the mint flavour. Transfer into a blender or food processor and blitz until smooth.
Pour the syrup through a sieve and press through to make sure you get a magically smooth sorbet. Transfer the syrup into a bottle and place in the fridge until ready to use)
For the best result, use an ice-cream machine (which usually needs to be chilled in the freezer overnight). Ice-cream machines help create smaller ice crystals for a smooth melt-in-the-mouth finish. If you don't have one you can use a plastic tub instead.
Prepare the ice-cream machine and then pour in the melon and mint syrup. Churn for 20 minutes until the sorbet has thickened. If you prefer a soft sorbet you can serve as is, otherwise, for a firmer sorbet, transfer into an ice-cream tub and place in the freezer for an hour.
If you don't have an ice-cream machine, pour the syrup into a tub and freeze for 30 minutes. Remove from the freezer and whisk thoroughly. Return to the freezer for another 30 minutes and repeat until the sorbet has thickened.
Scoop the sorbet to serve and garnish with finely chopped mint. (Wizard Tip! Keep the melon skins to use as a serving dish!)
And with that our magical melt-in-the-mouth sorbet recipe is complete!
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