Hope you enjoy.
- 15-17 Tangerines (About 4 cups Juice)
- 1 cup Sugar
- 15 Mint Leaves (about 1 TBSP)
Optional: 1 TBSP Vodka, the alcohol will stop it from freezing all the way and forming ice chrystals
Peel half and remove the "strings", don't worry about the seeds as you will "strain" this
Place these in a large pot
Turn on medium low and wait 5 minutes
Using a potato masher GENTLY mash a few to release the liquid
Set to simmer
About every 10 minutes use the masher to release more liquid
Let simmer 35-45 minutes
Strain, again I don't use a regular strainer as I wanted the pulp but you can use the fine mesh to remove the pulp. It really just changes the texture. Make sure to mash it as much as possible to release all the juice.
The second half*, while the others are simmering, juice them you should get about 2 cups
Add the 1 TBSP Vodka
Place in a container and freeze
Freeze for 6 hours or overnight
Break up with a fork, do not leave any large chunks
Add to your ice cream maker along with the syrup
Chop up the mint and add to the maker as well
Follow your ice cream maker's instructions on making a sorbet
When it is done place into another container, I use a loaf pan lined with parchment paper
Freeze for at least 4 hours before serving
Serve with chocolate syrup or add a scoop to club soda or just as an after dinner dessert.
*I've made this now without freezing the juice and just combined the syrup and juice and set into the refrigerator until cold. Then placed all into the ice cream maker. It works just as well.
You can also make without an ice cream maker. Place all into a freezer safe dish and place into the freezer. Every hour stir it really well until it is set. It will not be as creamy (see pictures as I wanted to try it out) but it is just as tasty.
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It's the one you have,