Phew!!! The current heat wave is really a killer. Certainly warrants for drinking gallons of water and taking cold showers. using the air-con is also significantly causing the electricity bill to increase. Well, I guess that is how its gonna be for the time being while we are sincerely hoping for rain fall. Meanwhile for such a hot weather, instead of tucking into store bought ice-cream, home made sorbet (watermelon milk sorbet) or the refreshing watemelon mint salad should be appreciated. This sorbet made with palm sugar and mango indeed represents the true Malaysian flavours.
1 cup water
2 tbsp white sugar
3/4 cup palm sugar/gula Melaka
Remove skin and seed from mango.
Pulse the fresh for a thick mixture and keep aside.
Simmer sugar (both types) with water for a thick syrup.
Cool it down and nicely stir with mango mixture.
Pour into a shallow tray.
Place in the freezer until 3/4 frozen.
Thereafter, add into a blender/food processor.
Blend until slushy.
Return to freezer and repeat the process 2 more times.
To serve, scrape sorbet with a spoon and pile into little bowls before tucking in.
Optional - garnish with mint leaves.