DIY Friday is back with things to make and do, August-style!
If you've been stuck in a heat wave like those of us in the Northwest, the best remedy I can think of (besides being in line for one of those a/c units selling out in 10 minutes), is to make sorbet.
Specifically, lemon or lime sorbet. Here is my favorite recipe, adapted from Epicurious:
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
Boil on the stove or microwave on high 6+ minutes and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool completely in the refrigerator. Stir together with:
2 cups lemon or lime juice, chilled (I also tried a 16oz bottle of blueberry POMM - Yum!)
Pour entire mixture into ice cream maker (these proportions fit exactly into my little Cuisinart ice cream maker) and stir for 25 minutes, or do the freeze/stir/freeze/stir method. Freeze for a few hours and enjoy!