As the scorching heat of summer sets in, there’s nothing like indulging in a refreshing treat to beat the heat. While traditional ice creams and sorbets are always delightful, why not try something unique and tangy this summer? Introducing sea buckthorn, a vibrant orange berry bursting with flavor and health benefits.
In this blog, we’ll explore two tantalizing recipes that will take your summer treats to a whole new level:
Recipe 1: Sea Buckthorn Ice Cream
2 cups sea buckthorn berries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
4 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a saucepan, combine the sea buckthorn berries, milk, and cream. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it begins to steam, but avoid boiling.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar and egg yolks until well combined.
- Slowly pour the hot sea buckthorn mixture into the egg mixture, whisking continuously to prevent curdling.
- Pour the combined mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Once chilled, transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Transfer the churned ice cream into a lidded container and freeze for a few hours until firm.
Serve your sea buckthorn ice cream in cones or bowls and enjoy the tangy, creamy goodness!
Recipe 2: Sea Buckthorn Sorbet
3 cups sea buckthorn berries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- In a saucepan, combine the sea buckthorn berries, water, and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
- Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes until the berries are soft and the flavors have melded together.
- Remove the mixture from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
- Once cooled, transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Pass the blended mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any seeds or pulp. This step is optional but recommended for a smoother sorbet.
- Stir in the lemon juice and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Transfer the churned sorbet into a lidded container and freeze for a few hours until it reaches the desired consistency.
- Scoop the sea buckthorn sorbet into bowls or glasses, garnish with a sprig of mint or a few sea buckthorn berries, and relish the invigorating flavors.
With these two delectable recipes, you have the perfect arsenal to combat the summer heat. You can try out different Omega Fruit Sea buckthorn recipes like these for a perfect blend of delight and nutrition.