Friday, March 18, 2011

Citrus Sorbet - Dessert Month Recipe 7

Sometimes you are in a mood for a little lighter stuff. And this sorbet or sorbetto is just that. Cold, light, refreshing, and since its zero-fat it makes you feel good. Growing up I had tons of golas, ice pops and just plain frozen sherbets and this is a more grown-up sophisticated version of the same. I have used pineapple, orange and lemon in this sorbet but its versatile - you can use berries, mango or any other juicy fruit of your choice. I didn't want a overwhelming taste of orange so I didn't use the rind, but if you want to make a orange sorbet, boil orange rind along with the sugar and water. You can also make it more grown-up by adding about 2 tablespoons of Grand Marnier. This proportion has to be maintained as alcohol will inhibit freezing. Too much of it and your sorbet won't set.

Ingredients:

2 large oranges
3-4 thick slices pineapple
1 lemon
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup water

Heat the water in a pot and when boiling add the sugar. Boil till all the sugar dissolves. Strain and chill.

Wash and peel the oranges. Separate the slices and de-seed them. Puree the oranges and the pineapple. Pass them through a strainer. You should get about a cup and half of juice. Add the lemon juice and put in the freezer to chill.

Mix the two liquids and adjust for sugar (add some powdered sugar and mix well). It has to be a little sweeter than you like as it will lessen in sweetness as it freezes. Now there are two ways of freezing this. First - put the chilled mixture in a ice-cream maker. Turn on the ice-cream maker and churn till frozen. Second - if you are making this without a ice cream maker, put mixture in a steel / metal tumbler and place in the freezer. Remove the  mixture from the freezer every hour and mix well, breaking all the ice crystals and frozen chunks. This will prevent formation of large ice crystals. Repeat 3-4 times before completely frozen.

Serving suggestions:
 
- Scoop and serve
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla icecream
- Serve with pound cake and grilled pineapple

I am sending this to Vaishali's Its Spring Event!

5 comments:

Priya said...

Refreshing sorbet, will definitely try for upcoming summer..

Archana said...

Mmmmmmmmm! I am coming over!Save my share!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Sorbet looks yummy. Given a chance, would finish it in minutes.

Have a gear weekend.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Leena said...

Sorbet looks very refreshing and healthy,perfect for summer...

Saee Koranne-Khandekar said...

Slurp!

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