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Cucumber sorbet

I have a guilty admission to make: I don't get excited by the arrival of cucumbers in the harvest box. There, I said it! I don't dislike them; I just can't get excited by them. Until this recipe. This recipe turns those humble cucumbers into a thing of beauty, that I could happily eat from the container with a spoon. It's ultimately refreshing, and also a great palate-cleanser if you're eating spicy foods. If you only do one thing with your cucumbers this year, make it this.
Serves 10. Or one greedy person with a big spoon :-D


2 cucumbers, peeled, halved and deseeded
25g bunch of mint, leaves picked and roughly torn
Juice of 2 medium lemons
125g sugar
50ml Pimm's


I followed Hugh FW's directions exactly, and we don't have an ice cream maker. Head on over to for the complete how-to.

This recipe tastes even better made with vegetables from Community Harvest Whetstone :)
Cucumber sorbet in glass