This is the second in my series about making delicious home made ice cream desserts that are healthy and taste divine. Jump to here for my ice cream recipe
Not only is it delicious, its easy and saves money and the big plus is that you can make up whatever flavours or types you feel like right there and then! So you can be like the fairy godmother when it comes to dessert – and it takes minutes to make!
So, lets check out how to make a sorbet.
- Fruit – works nicely with most summer fruits – peaches, nectarines, mango, berries. (Can also do your favourite combos)
“Um…aren’t you missing something Shelley?”
“Nope – thats it – truly!”
If you just want something really light just get out your blender (if you are in NZ call Mike McLay and tell him I sent you) add roughly equal amounts of fruit and ice. This can be done ahead of time and frozen, or right on the spot – my preference is right on the spot – best texture.
For those of you who like it creamy I modify this by adding to the blender:
- Frozen fruit
This is my personal favourite cos I like any ways of getting more fats in.
My latest is that I buy a whole fresh pineapple and cut into 1/4 or smaller – depending on the size of your pineapple and your family – then store in the freezer. When the request comes in for pineapple ice cream, I grab a chunk and blend with approx the same amount of cream. It comes out like soft-serve ice cream and I have not had one complaint yet! With the added cream this can be done ahead of time and frozen – just remember to bring out ahead of time so it softens. Without all the additives, it doesn’t roll well if its straight out of the freezer.
If you want it firmer, the things you can do is
1. Add less cream
2. Add more frozen fruit
3. Chill down the cream in the freezer ahead of time
4. Add in a couple of blocks of ice before blending
Some of us aren’t able or choose not to eat cream. If this is you just replace the cream with coconut milk. I haven’t actually done this so you might need to experiment a bit with textures, and let me know.
For me, the most important thing is that my important critics are kept happy…
Please let me know if you come up with any combinations or flavours that you have discovered. I tend to use my “tried and true” ingredients so can get a little stuck in a rut! I am always up for trying new ideas but the creative juices aren’t always flowing, so please post your ideas or feedback in the comments below. I haven’t done so much of combining fruits, other than berries, but am sure this would be a good idea also.
I did try this with some chocolate and pineapple (sounds good right!) – well don’t bother trying – it curdled the mixture and rendered it inedible, despite my valiant attempts to eat it
Yours in Health