It is hot.  We are experiencing temperatures over 100 degrees this week and we aren’t used to it.  I want to do nothing more than sit in a nice cool bath and eat this icy cold cucumber basil sorbet.  Regular ice cream, so rich and heavy seems like a poor choice when temperatures soar.  Utterly refreshing, there is nothing like the clean, fresh taste of cucumber to cool you down.

Cucumber basil sorbet


  • 4 cups chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons rum


Put all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.  Pour into an ice cream maker and process until the mixture is thick and creamy.

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