Sorbet: 5 do-it-yourself recipes

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Sorbet, the recipe to prepare it at home. Sorbet, here's how to prepare it at home with the ice cream maker, or simply using your freezer and a blender or kitchen mixer.

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Sorbet, here's how to prepare it at home with or without ice cream maker, simply using your own freezer and a blender or kitchen mixer. Those who have an ice cream maker will have to operate it for about 30 minutes to obtain the sorbet, or they will have to follow the specific program of the appliance.





Those who do not have an ice cream maker available can use one metal bowl in which to pour the ingredients for the sorbet, after having blended them in a kitchen mixer. It will be necessary to stir the contents of the bowl from time to time, until the sorbet has reached the desired consistency. The amount of brown sugar indicated in the recipes can be modified at will according to your tastes.

Index

Grapefruit sorbet

4 grapefruits
100 grams of whole cane sugar

The preparation of grapefruit sorbet is very simple. You will get a food refreshing at the same time depurative. Squeeze the grapefruits with a normal juicer to get the juice. Pour the grapefruit juice into a pitcher and dissolve the sugar in it. You might think about adding grapefruit pulp to the juice and blending everything in a blender. Pour the ingredients into an ice cream maker and operate it according to the times indicated for the preparation of the sorbet, which are usually 20 30-minute, or use a steel bowl to place in the freezer, stirring occasionally. The same recipe can be followed for the preparation of lemon sorbet.

Apple and ginger sorbet

4 my mature
1 lemon
300 ml of water
150 gr of whole cane sugar
1 pinch of ginger
1 cinnamon stick

Wash, peel and cut the apples into thin slices. Sprinkle them with the juice of a lemon and place them in the freezer overnight in a bag for frozen foods or a suitable container. The next day, bring the water to a boil along with the brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon. Stir and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Let it cool down, remove the cinnamon stick and blend together with the apples in a kitchen mixer. Transfer to the ice cream maker and operate it for 20-30 minutes, otherwise follow the specific program of the appliance for the preparation of sorbets.



Dark chocolate sorbet

320 ml of water
200 gr of whole cane sugar
40 gr of bitter cocoa powder
80 grams of dark chocolate
½ teaspoon of vanilla powder

Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan, in which you will pour the brown sugar and cocoa powder. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chocolate and vanilla powder (natural vanilla powder is found in organic food shops). Stir until the chocolate melts. Let it cool to room temperature, pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and operate it according to the instructions. You may need to let the sorbet sit in the freezer for 1 hour to get the desired consistency and so it doesn't melt too quickly.

Apricot sorbet

400 gr of apricots
250 ml of water
100 gr of whole cane sugar

For the preparation of the apricot sorbet choose sweet and ripe fruit. You can decide not to remove the peel from apricots if you have organic or wild fruits available, in any case not treated with pesticides. Then wash the apricots, remove the stones and divide each of them into 4 wedges. Pour the apricots into the blender along with the water and brown sugar. Blend until you get a very homogeneous compound and pour everything into the ice cream maker, which you will operate following the instructions for preparing the sorbet. The same recipe can be followed for the preparation of peach sorbet.


Strawberry sorbet

250 ml of water
150 gr of whole cane sugar
500 gr of strawberries
½ lemon


Squeeze half a lemon to get the juice. Wash and slice the strawberries. Pour them into the blender along with the brown sugar, water and lemon juice. Blend until the mixture is as smooth and homogeneous as possible. Pour everything into the ice cream maker and operate it for 20-30 minutes, or use a stainless steel bowl let it rest in the freezer stirring occasionally until the desired consistency is obtained for the strawberry sorbet.

Marta Albè

Photo source: ohmyveggies.com

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