Friday, June 29, 2012

Strawberry-Orange Sorbet

Oh it's been so miserably hot over here recently I'm always always  craving something cold and creamy.  This is a great little dessert that's not completly horrible for you.  Yes.  There's sugar in it.  But other than that, it's all good-for-you stuff.  Strawberries and orange juice and that's pretty much it.

The original recipe called for an ice cream maker, but I don't have one of those.  So instead of not making this at all, I improvised and made it like I would the Banana or Almond Milk Ice Cream in the food processor.  With a mostly frozen chunk of the strawberry-orange goodness.

Much to my delight, it worked!

Strawberry-Orange Sorbet
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
-- Combine the liquid with the sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil and let boil until sugar is dissolved (3 minutes)
-- Add the sliced berries and low boil 8-10 minutes.
-- Turn heat off and using a hand blender, puree until smooth.
-- Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the liquid into a bowl.
-- Chill a little and then transfer to a loaf pan lined with tin foil and/or wax paper.  Cover. Freeze.

-- Once you're ready for your sorbet, take the "brick" out of the freezer and lob off a chunk.  Set it on the counter for 10-15 minutes or pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds if you're a little impatient like me, and then puree in the food processor until nice and creamy.

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