May 14, 2020

How to Make a Homemade Sorbet That May Alleviate Flu Symptoms [VIDEO]

My wife loves to make homemade ice cream and came across this recipe called "Influenza Rx Sorbet" by Jeni Britton Bauer in her homemade ice cream cookbook. The sorbet contains easily obtained kitchen ingredients known to help alleviate symptoms due to a viral URI like the flu or common cold.

The recipe includes lemon and orange juice for Vitamin C.

Ginger and cayenne to help clear nasal passages.

Honey and liquid pectin to help soothe a dry, itchy throat retain moisture.

Bourbon (optional) and honey also have antiseptic properties.

And of course, a frozen sorbet in and of itself helps calm an inflamed sore throat.

Though I would love to regurgitate the recipe, you will have to buy her New York Times bestselling homemade ice cream cookbook. It's on page 180-181. Or watch the video above where a few changes were made based on great modifications proposed by Gretchen on her blog Kumquat, namely to decrease the orange juice just a bit, omit the sugar originally called for, and double the amount of honey.

Oh... and by the way... the other ice cream recipes are quite yummey!

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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