Eat Drink & Be Mary: How To: Homemade Sorbet


How To: Homemade Sorbet

The summer is not over yet.  And I've found a way to keep the summer flavors in your house all year round.  The best part? It is SUPER easy.  Trust me.  No need for any more build up for this recipe, the result speaks for itself.  How to: Homemade [orange, pineapple, mint & basil] Sorbet.

Apparently I'm all about orange and pineapple recently [see Sangria Recipe].  After trying these two recipes you will be too.  This recipe is totally made by adding the herbs.  The mint is so freshing, and keeps the sorbet from being overly sweet.  

What you need:
one cup Orange Juice.
one cup Pineapple Juice.
half a cup of Sugar.
half a cup of Water.
a handful of Fresh Basil.
half a handful of Mint.
[ an orange to serve in -- optional ]

What to do:
 1. In a pot, combine sugar, water, mint and basil, and bring to a boil.

2. When mixture begins to boil, stir until the sugar dissolves completely.

3. Let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes.

4. Take of heat, and let the mixture (now a syrup) cool.

5. In a separate bowl, combine orange and pineapple juice.

6. When syrup has completely cooled, pour into the bowl through a strainer 
(keeping out the herb leaves), and mix.

7. Pour mixture into a square, 2 in" cake pan, and place in the freezer.  

8.  Stir liquid every 30 minutes, until it is frozen and you are unable to stir. 
[this may take up to 3 hours; see below for tips to speed this process up.]

9. Once the liquid has frozen, you officially have sorbet!  Yayyyyyy.  Three cheers for you.

10.  You can serve it then or, set out five minutes before serving letting it thaw a little.  Take a wooden spoon at scrape at the sorbet, and serve.  

**tips for freezing faster: 

+ set everything in either for refrigerator or freezer to cool.  orange & pineapple juice before you need them.  have cake pan in the freezer before use.  keep spoon you stir with in the freezer to keep cool. 

+ so yea everything as cold as possible before & during, anything at room temp. slows down the cooling process, and can take up to 3 hours like it took me.

I chose to serve it in an orange because really how cute does it look.  If you want to serve that way, simply take a pairing knife cutting orange away from the peel.  Take a spoon and scoop the inside of the orange out; if you don't get it all that is okay.  Wah-lah, you've got a cute way to serve your homemade sorbet.


Told ya you it wasn't difficult.  ;)

Next on my list of sorbets to try?  this and this.

Have you ever made homemade sorbet?  What flavor sorbet would you try?  What is your favorite summer recipe?
original recipe found here -- but I suggest adjusting your herbs like I did & using my tips for freezing faster.

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  1. This is so delicious looking and I love that you put it in an orange for the picture! So clever. I'd love for you to come share at our link party going on now, if you haven't already!

  2. Yum! On the to do list!
    The Accidental Mama

  3. I love the presentation and it sure does look like the perfect dessert for a hot day!

  4. That orange cup is too adorable and really makes this tasty dessert super chic!

  5. Hi Mary! This looks great and so refreshing! I'm definitely going to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Yum, yum, yum! I've wanted to try making ice cream all summer but this might have to jump to the top of the list!

  7. Perfect! My family isn't a huge fan of ice cream and this would be the best solution to that!

  8. This is awesome!! Thank you for sharing :)

  9. That is perfection, it looks almost too pretty to eat. I'm definitely trying it, I love sorbet

    --Me And My Mini Me

  10. Oh my word this looks like the perfect summer treat!

  11. Oh wow! This looks amazing. I am pinning so that I can make it later. Yummmmmy!

  12. This looks so amazing and refreshing! I'm having some serious orange creamsicle/sorbet cravings now!

  13. This looks super refreshing! Mojitos are one of my favorite drinks, so I'm sure I'll love the mint-basil-citrus combo! I love the little orange peel bowl you made too!

  14. Augh, this looks so good (and perfect for summer)! I love that you put it in the orange! :D

  15. Oh, this is so pretty served in the orange shells!

  16. This looks yummy! I wonder if my three year old would eat it...

  17. Wow! This will be made very soon in my kitchen!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!


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