Just over a month ago I asked you to send me sorbets and in return I offered you David Lebovitz, not the man himself (unfortunately) but his highly desirable book The Perfect Scoop. I had a feeling that some of you may have already succumbed to his charms and judging by the amount of entries that originated from the book I was right! Entries have come from the US, UK, Canada, Singapore, Estonia, Philippines, Sweden, Turkey, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia, and so many fruits, alcohol and chocolate have been put to inspiring use. So, let's see if we can do this thing before I catch cold.
Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy enters this Watermelon Sorbetto from David Lebovitz's Perfect Scoop. It's perfect for this event, but as she already has David in her kitchen I guess she will be looking for a baking book!
Jenny @ All Things Edible wasn't entirely happy with her Dorie Chocolate Sorbet (though her children devoured it!) but as it's going to inspire her to experiment some more I don't think we should be too worried. I know I want to dive in.
Anita @ Dessert First just about managed to get her beautiful creation of a Nectarine Sherbet into these cones to take this beautiful picture for us. She was tempted to just eat it straight out of the ice-cream machine!
Chef Kevin Weeks loves this Buttermilk Sherbet so much that he dug it out of his archives to share with us. While the recipe was originally posted last year, he makes it on a regular basis and felt it would get us drooling for HHDD.
Pam @ Backyard Pizzeria actually went to the same school as my (perhaps unlikely) hero Nick Cave. Already keeping me happy with some insight as to what he was like as a rebellious school-kid she keeps all of us grown-ups happy with her incredibly refreshing Gin & Tonic Sorbet.
Cenk of Cafe Fernando is based in Istanbul and along with his other delectable experiments he gives us this vibrant Campari & Orange Sorbet to keep us cool on hot summer nights (should we be lucky enough to have one!)
Anita @ Married with Dinner is getting very busy with her Perfect Scoop making not one but two recipes from it... in one post! The one especially for our pleasure is this Peach Sorbet a variation on an apricot sorbet.
Former HHDD queen and purveyor of all things sweet Helene @ Tartlette couldn't decide which of her three sorbets to choose so she picked all of them and smushed them all together in her Lemon Apricot Raspberry Sorbet!
Lynne @ Cafe Lynnlu has me pining for the blackberries on my blackberry bush. They're not ripe yet but as soon as they are this is one of the first things I'll be making - Blackberry Lemon-Verbena Sorbet
I don't know if Myriam @ Once Upon a Tart has had better luck with the weather in Switzerland than we've had in Ireland but her entry of two sorbets - this delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet and a mascarpone sorbet - make the rain that little bit easier to bear.
Decision time again but this time Eunice @ Lemon Almond cheekily left it up to me to choose between her inspiring Mangosteen Sorbet and refreshing Malibu Orange Sorbet. As she had gotten her homework in on time all the way from Singapore I'll give you the photo of one and you can peruse them both at your leisure.
Alison from Melbourne Food Tales is on her second HHDD and urges us to lick the bowl when trying her Banana Brown sugar and Sour-Cream Ice. No problem there. Not quite a sorbet, not quite an ice-cream, it's a good compromise when some twit in the northern hemisphere demands frozen desserts in the middle of your winter.
Inne @ Vanille & Chocolat spotted Donna Hays sorbet and ice-cream recipes in this months Living Etc.. I was thrilled when I got my own copy as it was as if the inpiration for this event was taking part. Inne was inspired by the article to create her beautifully presented Passionfruit Slush.
Nigel Slater has Devra @ Puucooks heart (as well as my own) and he just got a stronger hold on it with this recipe for Orange Yogurt Ice, making Devra's enviable summer Sunday taste that little bit sweeter.
Julie @ Persnickity Palate has been on a churning mission since the weather warmed up in her neck of the woods, her offerings for us include a deep magenta sour cherry sorbet and this Pina-Colada Sorbet which won her husband over to the joys of this tropical drink.
And last, but she could never possibly be least Lisa @ La Mia Cucina rounds-up our round-up with her rose adorned Gingered Pear Sorbet. A classic marriage of flavours I'm sending her the bill for a replacement laptop, as mine didn't survive my Homeresque drooling!
That's it, thank you to everyone who contributed, I was afraid I would be left crying into my sorbet all alone! If anyones links aren't working let me know and I'll fix it. Pick your favourite (rather you than me!) and send your votes to me at eatdrinklive[AT]gmail[DOT]com and I'll post the winner next Sunday July 22nd.