Some refer to this as a Hot Toddy sorbet. Fitting for when you are sick and the hot beverage sounds unappealing and feels awful going down. (By the way, this is a very important homeopathic sign.) I hope it helps as we go through this horrible cold/flu season. I garnished mine with some blueberries and toasted almond for texture, crunch, flavor and they are totally good for you too. 😉
Influenza Sorbet (a.k.a. Hot Toddy Sorbet)
1 1/2 cup orange, clementine or tangerine juice (or a blend)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/8 cup honey
***NOTE Sweetness is relative. The base should always be a slight bit TOO Sweet. Sweeteness will decrease after freezing!
1 tbl fresh ginger
2 tsp licorice (found in bulk at health food store) or 1 tea bag
1 teabag Chamomile (optional)
1/16- 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/2 c non cow milk
Pinch of salt
Airborne or emergen-c – (optional,dissolve in base before freezing)
½ c pineapple juice or grapefruit juice (optional and adjust sweetness)
2 tbsp bourbon (Makers is GF for sure. See Celiac.com for the official list.)
***NOTE- Optional obviously. Some boozes are medicinal though in small amounts. Alcohol helps kill the virus. It is also soothing and relaxing. For the sorbet: Alcohol doesn’t freeze so adding it to the recipe will help smooth out the consistency from an icy texture to a smoother one. It will still be icy but you will be able to scoop it better.
1) Simmer all ingredients other than the bourbon and milk for 3 minutes. Cool. Strain.
2) Add bourbon and milk and puree in a blender until smooth.
3) Spin in machine then store in freezer safe container covered. Other option would be to put in Popsicle molds or ice cube trays.