Log in

March 2009   01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Safari sorbet

Posted on 2007.06.25 at 20:26
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Ok, the theme is ice-cream, but than sorbet is water ice-cream as we would say in Dutch. I never quite understood people's fascination for ice-cream, never ate it as a child. Indeed having a lactose intolerance does not help, but than I never developed a craving for it either, nor for sorbet. The only exception being lemon sorbet, and even that I would eat once or twice a year.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Until one day, I was living in the US, I discovered Ben & Jerry's. A friend of mine loved their ice-cream. After our bike rides we would go over and she would have an ice-cream. So I looked at all the flavours and couldn't be bothered. One day they had lemon sorbet, so I had that. Wow, delicious.

To my huge sadness they stopped having lemon sorbet. The lady behind the counter couldn't accept that I would not have anything else. So she invited me to taste all the sorbets they had. And right she was. I fell head over heels in love with the Purple passion fruit sorbet.

So for Meeta's Monthly Mingle # 12, and a link to Ben & Jerry's I was thrown back in time, and thought longingly of this passion fruit sorbet, with this tangy taste to it, like lemon sorbet, but than fuller, and more colourfull.

I don't have passion fruit at home, but I have Safari, a liqueur based on passion fruit, papaya, mango and other fruits. So what better idea than to make a sorbet with this liqueur. The advantage also of adding a bit of alcohol to your sorbet is that it will freeze more smoothly.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I also made raspberry sorbet, with raspberries from our garden. The marriage of the two of them ...... mmmmmmm.

For the syrup (that I divided in two)
1 cup sugar and 1 cup water.
Boil for 5 minutes and let stand for 10 minutes
Divide in two.

Safari sorbet
1.5 cup orange juice, 8 tablespoons safari liquer
Mix with 1/2 of the syrup

Raspberry sorbet
1.5 cup raspberries, 1 lemon juice, 2 tablespoons vodka
Mix with 1/2 of the syrup

Freeze the liquid in a plastic container. When semi solid mash with a fork and freeze again. When solid frozen place in a food processor and process until smooth. Freeze again.
At first I was a bit hesitant about the food processor thing, but I did it anyway. Great idea, the sorbet became real creamy and smooth.

So Meeta, here is my entry, just before heading of to Kazakhstan. Enjoy the ice-creams and sorbets coming in.


(Anonymous) at 2007-06-26 06:42 (UTC) (Link)



this is so awesome and refreshing! The raspberry sorbet sounds gorgeous as does the fruity boozy one. Brilliant!
Previous Entry  Next Entry