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This creamier cousin of sorbet makes a perfect palate cleanser. You can also scoop it into a glass or paper cone and top with a glug of rum or bourbon for a play on a frozen mint julep.
Makes 2 qt.
8 cups cubed honeydew melon
1 1/2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 cups simple syrup
4 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Pinch of salt
Bourbon or rum (optional)
Stir together first 5 ingredients, and process, in 2 batches, in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1-gal. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. (Instructions and times may vary.) Drizzle with bourbon or rum just before serving, if desired.