Heavenly Plum Sorbet July 20, 2008Posted by live2cook in Desserts.
Tags: Sorbet Sherbet Sarbat Frozen Dessert Plum
We don’t buy and store Ice cream buckets in our house. Though we love Ice creams, it is our policy to have ice creams as summer fun. We have a list of gourmet ice cream shops that we visit every summer. These shops sell unique flavors of ice creams that we can’t find under any popular Brands in grocery stores.
These shops were quite a drive from our earlier home. So the frequency of our visits was less. But now, they are much closer. Within couple of minutes drive, we can enter the heaven. This made us visit twice a week and we felt a slight increase in our waist line. 🙂
So, I decided to make some less fat frozen desserts at home to savor our sweet tooth. As a coincidence, I came across the Plum Sorbet recipe in Elise’s Website and screamed out of excitement. Apart from the least number of ingredients, I can put the over ripe plums that I had on hand as a result of our fridge replacement chaos.
Ingredients replaced by me:
1 Tbsp Arrow root powder (for Grand Marnier)
I don’t have an Ice cream maker. So I used my blender to make this sorbet.
Method followed by me :
1. Wash,pit and chop the plums.
2. Take the plums, sugar, salt, lemon juice and arrow root powder in a blender and grind into a smooth puree.
3. In a shallow and freezer friendly dish, pour the puree and freeze. It will take 2-3 hours approximately
4. Once frozen, break the frozen puree into pieces and add to the blender. Using the Ice crush option, crush the pieces. This process will smooth out any ice crystals formed in the frozen puree and make it fluffier by aerating it.
5. Put in an airtight container and freeze again for 1 more hour. Scoop and serve, once frozen.
It was a heavenly dessert that we didn’t miss our ice cream shop this week end. I am sending this for Coffee’s MBP event, hosted by Nupur with the theme “Less is more“. This is also my entry for sweet series event hosted by Mythreyee with the theme “Cool Desserts” and “What’s your Favorite” event hosted by EC.
I thank Elise for posting the recipe and Garrett McCord for coming up with this idea.