For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you may have noticed I have a serious love for elderflowers. These past two summers, I harvested them from my Aunt’s backyard and made a simple syrup. (This year’s post on the subject can be seen here.) At first, I only ever used it in a some club soda or in cocktails. But this year, I’ve been getting a bit more adventurous. When I first made the syrup in June, I tried out a simple sorbet. Then recently I came across this sherbet recipe. It turned out to be a big hit here and is perfectly refreshing for summer. (Just in case you have a bit of left where you are.)
You don’t have to make your own syrup to enjoy some homemade elderflower sherbet though. You can probably find some at specialty shops (I’ve heard good things about a brand called D’Arbo) or you can pick up some Saft Flader at the little food market in Ikea. St. Germain is another option and is available in liquor stores. I have not tried the liqueur in this recipe (yet) but have no doubt it would be equally amazing.
adapted (very slightly) from Martha Stewart