Let’s face it. My Sesame Street ice cream project would be embarassingly incomplete without that sweet little Elmo monster. This was a tricky one for me. I wanted to capture the fun and innocent personality of this red, furry and playful puppet, so the ice cream flavour had to match in it’s own childlike, simplistic way. So this one is a beautiful, naturally red sorbet with all the fresh, pure flavour of strawberry and raspberry. I know… it’s not ‘ice cream’, but it is surprisingly creamy, and a great alternative to dairy based frozen treats. It’s also vegan.
Hold up you say? Wasabi is Elmo’s favourite food? Well yes, that’s true. But I think it’s a safe bet most kids wouldn’t eat wasabi ice cream. I’m not even sure I would eat wasabi ice cream.
That’s not true… I’d probably try it lol.
I hope you’ve been following along this week and are enjoying the flavours so far! If you haven’t, be sure to check out the other Sesame Street inspired ice creams already posted. Links are at the end of this post.
- 2 lbs fresh strawberries, hulled, washed and drained
- 1/2 lb fresh raspberries washed and drained
- 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp concentrated orange juice (optional)
- pinch salt (optional)
- Puree berries, lemon juice and orange juice until smooth.
- Add 3/4 cup of the sugar and blend. Taste and add remaining sugar if needed. It depends how sweet the berries were and personal taste.
- Press through a mesh strainer into a bowl to remove seeds. Discard seeds. Cover strained puree and chill for 2-3 hours.
- Process in ice cream maker according to manufacturers instruction. Transfer to a container with a tight fitting lid and put in freezer for 2-3 hours more to firm up.
Disclaimer: This post is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Sesame Street. The Sesame Street ice cream project is simply inspired by the beloved characters we have all watched for decades.