Before making a fruit sorbet, you must determine the type of fruit, which comes in two categories: sweet or sour. This allows correct measuring for the amount of sugar to increase or decrease the flavor of fruit. The items must meet the dosage to get the best quality.
The basic ingredients for a fruit sorbet
First, we must differentiate between types of fruit before you make a sorbet. Sweet fruits are strawberry, peach, apricot, pear, banana or cherry. Sour fruits include acidic fruit such as lemon, orange, mango, raspberry or kiwi. If one wishes to obtain a sweet fruit sorbet, the amount of sweet fruit flesh must be higher and vice versa for acidic fruits. Regardless of the type of fruit, here are the ingredients for preparing a sorbet:
- sugar syrup,
- the fruit pulp,
- alcohol (optional).
The stabilizer helps prevent crystallization from occurring- crystallization is often caused by an excess of sugar, so we must always follow the prescribed dosage.
The basic recipe for a sorbet
This recipe is the basis of all sorbets and uses ingredients we listed above, but you can add other components to improve the flavor. Put water, sugar syrup and sugar in a bowl and boil. Add the stabilizer and the pulp by checking the color of the mixture. If it is too bright, we can add the pulp. During this stage, we must monitor the appearance of the mixture because if it is too liquid, then it will affect crystallization.
However, a too concentrated mixture will be difficult to turbine in the ice cream maker. Once the mixture is perfect, put it in the ice cream maker and turn it until you are satisfied with the mixture. Now you just have to place it in the freezer.
Use either a manual or automatic ice cream maker
There is a great debate about the use of a manual or automatic ice cream maker. The manual method allows for maximum control, but it will take hours of preparation. In contrast, robots can make a sorbet in a half hour. In the case of a semi-professional use, we recommend using a manual ice cream maker.
Short example: how to make a melon Sorbet
To illustrate our recipes and prepare a melon sorbet, you will need the following ingredients:
- 250 grams of sugar syrup,
- 500 grams of melon,
- lemon juice.
Clean the fruit and mix to obtain a smooth purée. Add syrup and lemon juice and wait until the mixture becomes smooth. Then put the mixture into a refrigerator and wait until it is glossy. Now, put it in an ice cream maker and auto run at normal speed for 40 minutes. This delay is variable, and each is to determine the consistency of sorbet. It only remains to put the sorbet in small bowls and serve fresh.
The different types of fruit sorbets
First we managed to make a sorbet with a single fruit, now we can move to fruit mixture. For example, one can use the strawberry and raspberry or lemon and mango. The flavor is very unique because the two fruits will mix together. However, it must respect the determination of sugar to prevent the sorbet from becoming bitter. We must always respect the proportion of 35% of the fruit with the rest of the mixture. The rest of the process is identical to the fruit sorbet recipe