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Oct 2013

Walnut Grove Recipes

Coconut & Lemon Grass Sorbet

Serves 16

  • 650ml water
  • 450g caster sugar
  • 12 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 5 limes
  • 600ml coconut milk
  • 5 Sticks Lemon Grass


1. Chop the lemon grass roughly into small pieces (about 5mm long) and place in a saucepan.

2. Add the water, sugar, and lime leaves and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat and allow to infuse for 1 hour.

3. When it has infused strain through a sieve. Grate the zest from the limes and then squeeze all the juice. 

4. Add to the mixture that has been strained, bring back to the boil (to cook the zest) then immediately remove from heat. 

5 . Add the coconut milk, mix well and churn in an ice cream machine. Transfer to a clean airtight container and keep in the freezer.

Serving Suggestions

Can all be made well in advance, will keep for up to a month in a sealed container in the freezer, but for best results use within a week of making.

Serving Suggestions

To be served as a palate refresher between courses, as a dessert or included within a dessert. .

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