Dandelion Sorbet

It seems to have become an annual tradition to make dandelion sorbet – and this time it was Alfie who suggested it…

So Alfie and I set about picking the dandelion heads…

Alfie insisted that we left some ‘favourite’ dandelions for the bees. And one we just had to leave because it was so beautiful….

The one on the left. We looked closely at it’s beautiful petals, the way it was so perfectly formed and it’s stunning colour. It made me smile to know that Alfie can appreciate such things, if you catch him at the right time! πŸ˜†

We then set about the giant task of cutting off the petals…..

Once we had boiled 3 cups of water, with 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1/2 cup of honey, we added the petals, and left the mixture to simmer for an hour.

Then we sieved out the petals, added 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, poured it in to a container, and put it in the freezer…but not before Alfie tasted it, to make sure it was ‘just right’…. πŸ˜‰

2 thoughts on “Dandelion Sorbet

  1. I have neber heard of dandelion sorbet. I only know about dandelion wine. Thanks for the recipe. We shall try it. How many dandelion flowers do you need?

  2. You need about four cups of dandelion petals – so we collected a small picnic bag full of dandelions – it is really a truly delicious recipe! You must try it! Dandelion wine – is that nonalchoholic? πŸ™‚

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