Light Desserts for Hot Summer Days

Photo by: Sarah Shatz
The River Cafe's Strawberry Sorbet
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Makes 1 1/4 quarts

2-3 lemons, 1 seeded and roughly chopped and the others juiced
2 cups sugar
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Photo by: Sarah Shatz
The River Cafe's Strawberry Sorbet
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Makes 1 1/4 quarts

2-3 lemons, 1 seeded and roughly chopped and the others juiced
2 cups sugar
2 pounds strawberries, hulled

1. Place the shopped lemon and sugar in a food processor, and pulse until combined. Transfer to a bowl.
2. Purée the strawberries in a food processor, and add to the lemon mixture, along with the juice of 1 lemon. Taste and add more juice as desired. The lemon flavor should be intense but should not overpower the strawberries. Pour the mixture into an ice cream machine and churn until frozen. less 
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Thu, Aug 22, 2013 1:44 PM EDT
The weather dictates the desserts we eat. In winter, we like like hearty warm desserts that soothe our bones from the biting wind outside. Heavy, like the clothes we bundle up in, is encouraged. In summer, we like desserts that are light, for those sweltering days where anything too hearty is our worst enemy. Light means cool, refreshing, and not too filling -- you know, so you always have room for s'mores later on.