Monday, 22 August 2011

Strawberry - Banana Sorbet

I've made versions of this simple, all-fruit sorbet before, with raspberries and peaches and with sour cherries and apricots. You can add a little sugar if you feel it needs it, but really just the fruit is usually sweet enough by itself.

Strawberries are not really in season right now, but maybe you froze some earlier, or if not, maybe you will be lucky and find some of the day-neutral strawberries that continue to produce through the summer at a farmers market.

6 to 8 servings
15 minutes prep time, plus time to freeze

Strawberry-Banana Sorbet
1 quart (4 cups) strawberries
2 large bananas

Wash and hull the strawberries, and spread them on a tray to freeze. Freeze until solidly frozen.

The bananas should be nicely ripe. They can be frozen whole, with the peels on, or peeled and frozen.

Once the fruit is frozen, let it sit out of the freezer for 10 minutes (I know, I know) then put it into a food processor. Obviously, if you left the peel on the bananas they should be peeled first. Cut off the ends, and cut a slit from end to end. It should come off fairly easily. At any rate, cut the bananas into chunks before putting them in the food processor.

Process the fruit until very smoothly blended, probably about 5 minutes. Stop and scrape down the sides regularly.

That's it! Serve at once, or put the sorbet into a container to return to the freezer. If it is left in the freezer for any length of time, it will likely need to be tempered in the fridge for 10 or 15 minutes before serving.

Last year at this time I made Pizza-Style Zucchini and Chocolate Icebox Cake with Raspberries and ranted about the quality of whipping cream nowadays.


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阿咪 said...

ohmygosh, i was looking through your "dessert" posts and finally found the perfect one! a sorbet recipe without extra sugar! thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe :)