Cooking with sheep´s sorrel

by soffiagudrun

Do you know Sheep´s sorrel? It´s a plant that grows wild, usually around blueberries.  We got plenty here in Iceland.  It is sour, but kind of good.

It is not very nutritious.  It  contains oxalates so you shouldn´t eat it in large amounts. Oh!  But there are good things to be said about Sheep´s sorrel.

Sheep´s sorrel:

– may have cancer-fighting properties
– helps strengthen the immune system
– a curdling agent for cheese
– one of the herbs in the medicinal Essiac Tea
– not to be eaten in large quantities though

Lot´s of other interesting things about Sheep´s sorrel to read online.  Let me google that for you.

And you know what, a  homemade Sheep´s sorrel Ice cream is delicious.  The sugary Ice cream goes well with the sour flavor of the Sheep´s sorrel.

Use any Vanilla Ice cream recipe.  Here is an easy one.

Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 dl lightly whipped heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whip together egg and sugar.  Add the whipped cream and vanilla extract and blend it all together carefully.

Sheep´s sorrel flavor

  • 2-3  handfuls of Sheep´s sorrel leaves
  • Little bit cream or milk (3-4 tablespoons)

The cream or milk is just to make it easier to mix the sheep´s sorrel leaves in to paste in the blender.

Put everything in a blender and make a paste.  Add the paste to the Ice cream.  Put in the freezer like any other Ice cream, or use an Ice cream maker.

happy days!