About a month after I bought my ice cream maker I discovered another great new use for it – frozen cocktails! It produces delicious frozen drinks in 25 minutes – what more could you want on a Friday night! If you don’t have an ice cream maker but want the same consistency simply freeze a batch up a day earlier omitting the alcohol which you can add just before you serve it, and if that still seems like too much work or advanced preparation, for an easy and immediate frozen drink, mix everything in a blender with lots of ice – it won’t be quite as good, but good nevertheless!
600g cleaned & hulled strawberries (approx. 500g after hulled)
125 - 150ml sugar syrup*
3 juicy limes (you will need 6tbsp of juice) plus 1 lime for garnish
200ml white rum (such as Bacardi)
Roughly chop the strawberries and add to a blender along with the sugar syrup and lime juice. Taste to check the balance of sweet and sour is ok then put in an ice cream maker and churn (according to your instructions) for roughly 25 minutes. Add the rum and churn for another minute or so until it is even mixed then serve immediately in cocktail glass with a slice of lime.
*As mentioned in my post for Limeade, in the summer I always tend to have a jar of sugar syrup in my fridge as I use it for so many different drinks. To make it, simply combine equal quantities of sugar and water (I usually do 1 cup of sugar and the same of water) in a pan and bring to a gentle simmer. Once all the sugar has dissolved let it cool and use as needed.