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Orange-Basil Sorbet

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 25 mins Chill 2 hrs Freeze  per manufacturer's directions Stand 1 hr
Orange-Basil Sorbet
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  sugar
  • 3/4  cup  water
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded orange peel
  • 2  cups  orange juice
  • 1  cup  lightly packed snipped fresh basil
  • 2  tablespoons  orange liqueur (optional)
Directions

1. For syrup, in a small saucepan combine sugar and the water. Bring to boiling over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until reduced to 3/4 cup.

2. In a medium bowl combine warm syrup, orange peel, orange juice, basil, and, if desired, liqueur. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl; discard basil. Cover and chill strained mixture about 2 hours or until well chilled.

3. Freeze mixture in a 2-quart ice cream freezer according to the manufacturers directions. If desired, ripen for 2 to 4 hours.

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