A Sweet Treat Flu and Cold Remedy - Shoo Flu Sorbet
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This Shoo Flu sorbet recipe is the cold or flu remedy you're looking for this season. This recipe makes 1 pint.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • For Herbal Tea
  • 1½" Piece Fresh Ginger (peeled sliced into 4 pieces)
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3 Orange Peels (no pith)
  • 2 Lemon Peels (no pith)
  • 5 Star Anise (could use less if you're not a fan of anise flavor)
  • 1 Dried HabaƱero Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Oolong Tea
  • 2½ Cups Water
  • For Honey Simple Syrup
  • ½ Cup Honey
  • ½ Cup Water
  • For Sorbet
  • 2 Tablespoons Corn Syrup
  • 3 Ounces Spiced Shellback Rum
  • ¼ Cup + 2 Tablespoons Honey Simple Syrup
  • ¾ Cup Mixture of Orange and Lemon Juice
  • ¾ Cup Herbal Tea
  1. For Herbal Tea
  2. Add the ginger, cinnamon, orange and lemon peels, star anise and pepper to a small saucepan.
  3. Cover it all with the water and bring to a boil.
  4. Once the water boils, add the tea (in a tea ball or strainer) and turn the heat down to a simmer.
  5. Cook for 4 minutes.
  6. Remove the tea and continue simmering for 6 more minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  8. Once cooled, strain out solids and discard them.
  9. For Honey Simple Syrup
  10. Add the honey and water to a small saucepan.
  11. Heat over medium high heat and cook until honey is melted and combined with the water.
  12. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  13. For Sorbet
  14. In a medium container combine the corn syrup, rum, honey simple syrup, juice and herbal tea.
  15. Stir until everything is well combined.
  16. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
  17. Pour into your ice cream maker and follow manufacturers directions.
  18. Spoon sorbet into a lidded container and pop into the freezer for 4 hours before eating. (To achieve maximum freezing...or eat sooner if you just can't wait.)
For the juice, I used 2 small Meyer lemons and 1 small Cara Cara orange and 1 small blood orange to get 1 cup of juice. Use whatever mix of orange and lemon works for you.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at http://mymansbelly.com/2013/01/25/a-sweet-treat-flu-and-cold-remedy-shoo-flu-sorbet/