Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Our two favorite sorbets

We have a small hand-crank ice cream maker that I love a lot, especially for making gelato and other dairy treats.  While I have used it successfully for making sorbets as well, I was thrilled awhile back to learn that sorbet could easily be made by freezing the mixture first and then using a food processor to create the proper texture.  See my post on Pineapple Sorbet for more details on the FP method!  

Peach Sorbet

4 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
Juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange
1/4 t vanilla
1/2 c Welch's white grape peach juice

Mix juices in a large flat plastic container.  Add peach slices and process in an ice cream maker, or freeze for several hours and process in FP.

Lime Sorbet

2 1/4 c water
3/4 c sugar
Zest from 1 lime
3/4 c lime juice (about 9 limes)

Mix sugar and lime zest with 1 c of the water.  Heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and add the remaining water.  Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.  Mix in the lime juice.  Process with  ice cream maker or freeze first and use an FP.  Serve in frosty glasses with salted rims.  Add shots of tequila.


blackbookkitchendiaries said...

sorbet are always a hit with my family. thank for sharing this lovely post. you rock!

Cyndi L said...

Thanks! The sorbet looks better when you do it with an ice cream maker, but I'll go for convenience when we feel like having these at the last minute :-)