3.23.2012

Strawberry-Orange Sorbet


Spring is here, wooo hoooo!!! That makes me really happy. Spring is my favorite season, I'm sure I mentioned that before.


I couple of months ago I got an ice cream maker as a gift (my very first one) from my awesome cousin Raquel and I was just waiting for the right moment to use it.



I've been busy this week with a couple of projects but I had to make time to share with you this AMAZING recipe: Strawberry-Orange sorbet. It is so refreshing. I know, it's only Spring not Summer, but I couldn't wait until then to post it.


Happy Weekend!


Ingredients:

4 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced 
1 cup water
1 cup fresh orange juice plus the zest
1/2 cup sugar

In a saucepan, place the sugar, orange juice and water and bring it to a boil. Let it boil until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes.  Add the strawberries and the orange zest and let the mixture boil for 8 to 10 minutes. Using a hand blender (regular blender works just fine just do it in small badges) Puree the mixture and then pass the it through a fine mesh strainer. Let it come to room temperature and place in the refrigerator to chill. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

51 comments:

  1. What kind of ice cream maker did you get? I would like an easy no fuss easy to clean counter top version. Any recommendations?

    tracee @ zbzoom.net

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    1. Hello Tracee, the one I have is great and easy to use. http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-Frozen-Dessert-Maker-RED/dp/B004T4LVZQ/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1332599228&sr=8-12

      Thank you!

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    2. we have this one and we LOVE it. we're actually on our 2nd one since we got married - we used the first so much that we ended up having to replace it! the bowl has to be hand washed, but the cover and stir bar can safely go in the dishwasher. even if you choose to wash everything by hand, there aren't any tiny crevices, so it's super easy to clean. the only thing i can think to possibly improve it would be if the bowl were bigger (it makes about 4 large servings). otherwise i'm 100% happy w/ it as is.

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    3. I have the exact same ice cream maker and I love mine also! I just hand wash everything at the end, it is quite easy to clean. I love that I can have fresh ice cream or sorbet in less than 30 minutes if I wanted or a slushie if I want that instead. The freezer bowl is always in the freezer ready to go at our house!

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    4. This recipe sounds super delicious! I may have to try this today, yum!

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  2. This looks amazing. It is my daughter's favorite flavor, I must try this recipe.
    Thank you.

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  3. I'm eager to summer, beach, ice creams, sorbets etc. Yours looks perfect, I love the union of strawberries & orange!!

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  4. This looks amazing! Makes me wanna go lay on the beach and eat this out of a hollowed out orange :) Mmm, summertime.

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  5. You're making me want to take out the ice cream maker!

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  6. just wondering, since the above picture shows it in a pan, could you pour it in and freeze? I have an ice cream maker, but the canister has to be frozen 24 hours before use, and I'm not sure I can wait that long!! this looks delicious.

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    1. Hi! my ice cream maker is the same, I have to wait 24 hours to use it. After that, I pour it in a container and freeze it until ready (I don't like to leave it in the ice cream canister) but you could.
      Thank you for visiting!

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    2. Store your freezing bowl in the freezer and it is ready to go any time you are!

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  7. This looks amazing, thank you for sharing

    kisses from Portugal, Mariana!

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  8. I can see why you couldn't wait to share this, your sorbet looks amazing. Gorgeous photos.

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  10. I was referred by House of Fifty and must say this looks absolutely divine! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. I REALLY want to make this but do not own an iceream maker (nor have the funds to purchase one currently). Would it still work if I were to just freeze it?

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    1. Hello, I am afraid you will need an ice cream maker for this one but, you can make granite, same recipe just pour it into a container, place it in the freeze and use a fork to scrape the surface when begin to set. Keep scraping every 30 minutes until it resembles "snow" I hope this helps!

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    2. I'll give that a try - thank you so much!!

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    3. Either that or you can take two bowls (once ceramic which gets put into the freezer for a couple hours and the other one is big enough that you can fit the first bowl in it and a layer of ice to keep the inner bowl frozen)and then you just put the sorbet mixture in the inner bowl and keep stirring till it sets up. Just store in the freezer afterwards. That is basically all a ice cream maker is... a cold bowl and a stirring paddle.

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  12. This looks yummy! I'll be sharing on my Sunday "To Do List" post. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. If anyone is still looking for an ice cream maker: If you own a Kitchen Aid mixer, there is an ice cream bowl attachment. I love it and it's easy to clean. I also like that I only have to store the bowl (which I keep in the freezer) and a paddle, rather than a whole new appliance!

    http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-KICA0WH-Cream-Maker-Attachment/dp/B0002IES80

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    1. Thank you. I didn't realize that KitchenAid had this attachment. It's on my wish list.

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  14. How many oranges would you guess one would need for a full cup of juice? And do we need the zest from just one orange, or multiples? Thanks!

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    1. Hello Janelle! it really depends on the oranges you use and how juicy they are, I used 3 large. and the zest of 2 oranges. Thanks for stoping by!

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  15. Looks delicious! We just found out my son is allergic to dairy and he loves ice cream - hopefully sorbet will be an acceptable alternative!

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    1. Thank you Kim! Sorry to hear that, I hope he likes this one :)

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    2. Kim, not sure where you live, but ice cream alternatives made with coconut milk, almond milk, etc are popping up all over the place. I never liked soy milk versions of ice cream, but the coconut and almond ones taste *just* like ice cream. Imagine how happy I was to have a "milkshake" again without the resulting digestive nightmare!

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  16. Can you make this without the ice cream maker? We don't have one but this looks delicious!

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    1. Hello Donielle, I am afraid you will need an ice cream maker for this one but, there are things you can do. You can make granite, same recipe just pour it into a container, place it in the freeze and use a fork to scrape the surface when begin to set. Keep scraping every 30 minutes until it resembles "snow" I hope this helps!

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  17. WOW this looks so easy and refreshing! I can't wait to try it. first i need an ice cream maker :)

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  18. I think this would work well in popsicle molds too :)

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    1. Yes it will! I have done it that way too!

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  19. I really enjoyed my watermelon and lavender sherbet last year so as soon as the weather warms up I will be giving this recipe a try! Looms so fresh and healthy!

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    1. Watermelon and lavender sounds like a great combination!! If you do try this recipe, let me know how it came out! Cheers!

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  20. I wonder if you could use agave instead of sugar in this recipe? It sounds great though! I'll have to break out my ice cream maker soon :)

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    1. I've never try it but I think it would work. I've seen other recipes using agave instead and they look good. If you try it, let me know how it came out! Thanks

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  21. your "Strawberry-Orange Sorbet" looks really yummy,hope i can get a ice cream maker to do it;)

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  22. I have the exact same ice cream maker and I love mine also! I just hand wash everything at the end, it is quite easy to clean. I love that I can have fresh ice cream or sorbet in less than 30 minutes if I wanted or a slushie if I want that instead. The freezer bowl is always in the freezer ready to go at our house!

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  23. It looks so good :)

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  24. Que fotos tan bonitas con tanto color!!!
    Blanca deJUEGO DE SABORES

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  25. Made it this morning. I didn't read the ingredients closely enough, and used orange juice (from my fridge, not from the orange -oops!) Still worked great tho. And I had a tub of Oikos plain yogurt hanging out, so I added 1.5c off that when I blended it, to make it frozen yogurt for my lil kiddie kats.

    I'm trying it in the popsicle molds next!

    (Using pre-made oj made it boil over a few times -grrr! Be CAREFUL! Next time, for sure using fresh oj. My mistake!)

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  27. This looks amazing! I really love ice cream, especially sorbet! Looks so refreshing x

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  28. I am so making this with my students - YUM!

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  29. sounds cool I have to try it out

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  30. Looks SO GOOD! I have got to try this. I linked to your post here:

    http://samsterstyle.blogspot.ca/2013/06/yum-ice-cream.html

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  31. This looks amazing! I really love ice cream, especially sorbet! Looks so refreshing x

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  32. Using a mixture of strawberry and orange seems a very delicious choice for sorbet. Thanks for sharing.

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