How to Make Your Own Sorbet
With summer upon us and long weekend days spent lounging by the pool, lake or at the beach, some ice-cold, fruity sorbet sounds like the perfect treat. From leftover strawberries and blueberries to something more tropical like mango and lime, sorbet is the sweet dessert that’s total refreshing, tastes great and is easy to make at home. Even if you’re not a pro in the kitchen, here are some quick tips for how to make your own sorbet in perfect for summer flavors.
Sorbet is essentially just two ingredients – fruit and sugar – truly one of the most simplistic recipes out there and easy for pleasing a crowd. Using about two pounds of fruit and a cup of sugar as your base, you can break out some pretty delicious dessert.
Here’s the basic gist:
- Combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan, bringing it to a boil and stirring to dissolve the sugar. Refrigerate until cold. This is your simple syrup.
- Wash or peel and de-seed or de-pit fruit (depending on what type you plan to use). Add to food processor and blend until completely smooth. Stir in your simple syrup mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight. Transfer the mixture to a freezer-safe container or ice-cream maker. Freeze for about six hours. When ready to serve, scoop into chilled bowls.
Now that you know the basics, here’s a roundup of some delicious summer sorbet recipes:
Creamy Pineapple: Click here for the full recipe.
Mango: Click here for the full recipe.
Peach: Click here for the full recipe.
Watermelon: Click here for the full recipe.