Monday, April 16, 2012

Fruit Sorbet

Today I did some kitchen spring cleaning - primarily on the freezer - and had some frozen fruit to get rid of. For this sorbet, I used a bag of frozen mangoes, but really any frozen fruit can be subbed into this recipe for unlimited different flavors. You will need some kind of ice cream/frozen yogurt machine in addition to a blender or food processor. I have a 2 qt ice cream maker by Cuisinart (seen here). If yours is only 1.5 qt capacity, I recommend you reduce the amounts below by at least a third so it doesn't overflow.

  • 1 16oz bag of frozen fruit (I used mangoes this time, but have also done strawberries in the past)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar honey
  1. Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and process according to machine directions (I usually do about 30 minutes) until sorbet reaches desired consistency.
  3. Sorbet is ready to eat right away, but store extra in an airtight container in the freezer. Put a layer of saran wrap over the layer of sorbet inside the container to prevent icing over.

  4. you can start with frozen fruit like this, or fresh

    slop it all together in the blender


    this is how full the 2qt ice cream maker became

    the sorbet is done when it's nice and fluffy

    add a layer of saran wrap over leftovers to store
    in an airtight container in the freezer