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Cheapy Cheap Sorbet Testing!

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by , 07-01-2009 at 03:41 PM (3438 Views)
I know there's probably all kinds of offers on for cool desserts at the moment, but I'm the kind of person who gets an idea and kinda runs with it. When I tried to make a cherry sorbet the other day (and it turned out really cool), I wondered what other fruits would work with it. Anything, I reasoned, would work.

The recipe I found called for 235ml of water and 200g of sugar, boiled together to make a syrup. That was to be mixed with 200g of pureed or mashed fruit. Which got me thinking...

...surely if all it needs is syrup, then wouldn't a can of prepared fruit make a perfect "instant sorbet"? I'm trying to find that out.

In my freezer at the moment is a plastic tub filled with the fruits (geddit) of my experimentation. I took a can of Value Peaches in syrup (27p) and blended it with a tiny bit of water and a spoonful of powdered sweetener. I zhuzhed it all up with the hand-blender and put it into the tub which now resides in my freezer. In a while I'll go take a fork to it to break it up and see how it looks. Then, back into the freezer it'll go until I'm ready to serve it. Practically instant peach sorbet, that works out to about 5p a portion.

And now I'm wondering whether to turn my attention to the can of pineapple chunks in the cupboard to give it similar treatment...

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Updated 07-01-2009 at 03:42 PM by Kitchenbunny



  1. missyali's Avatar
    Hummmmm. So all the berries in my fridge that are on their last legs.....
  2. Kitchenbunny's Avatar
    If you pureed or mashed them, and made a sugar syrup by boiling sugar and water together and letting it cool and then mixed it all up and froze it (mixing midway-ish) then yeah, it'd make a lovely mixed berry sorbet. That sounds really tasty ooh, with a bit of plain yoghurt swirled through on serving to give it some creaminess, and some scattered muesli or cereal of some description...

    ooh, I'm getting all idea-d up!
  3. Debbie-cat's Avatar
    You will have to let us know how the canned one turned out...sounds really interesting and easy to make!