Yip I’m playing with my ice cream machine again… this time in anticipation of having a garden over run with cucumbers, what to do, what to do, what to do… well I did this, what are you going to do?
3 cucumbers peeled and seeded
1 c mint infused simple syrup (2 c water, 1 c sugar, 3/4 bunch mint) gently boiled until sugar dissolves and solution is syrupy, strain)
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 tsp guar gum (available at health food shops)
Once cucumbers are peeled and seeded, chop into chunks and blend until smooth. Depending on how juicy your cukes are you may need to add a little water to blender to get things going.
Line a fine mesh sieve with cheesecloth and strain out pulp.
Mix the cucumber liquid with the simple syrup, lime juice and guar gum. Place in ice cream make and churn baby churn.
cool, limey, minty and oh so refreshing!