5 Things To Do With a Sorbet Maker
Summer is officially here and of course everyone wants to have the perfect bikini body. If you're following our advice and drinking light cocktails, then you might be interested in a low-fat dessert alternative too.
In the past few years, sorbet makers have become a lot more accessible. They're so much fun to use and you can make great things with them, like homemade frozen yogurt, ice-cream and obviously, sorbets.
How does a sorbet maker work?
A sorbet maker is basically made up of a large bowl that is then put in the freezer for at least 6 hours. When your ice-cream or sorbet mixture is cold and ready, you then add it to the bowl that you've just taken out of the freezer, close the sorbet-maker and switch it on.
The mixture will then be slowly churned, in order to avoid crystallization (crystals make your ice-cream taste funky.) After about half an hour, ta da, you've got yourself ice-cream!
Once the ice-cream is set, you can either eat it immediately, or put it back in the freezer for a little while to harden up. However it's not a good idea to store homemade ice-cream or sorbet in the freezer for too long, because it tends to get very hard.
The best part of having a sorbet maker is the very fact of being able to eat just-made ice-cream, on the spot.
What to do with a sorbet maker
1. Classic ice cream made with English cream
The basic idea is to make homemade English cream and then flavor it with chocolate, fruit etc., then cool it before putting it in the sorbet maker.
2. Less classic ice-cream made with concentrated milk
With this idea you can make Antillean coconut ice-cream or you can go crazy and experiment with Nutella or peanut butter.
Made with fresh fruit and sugar syrup, sorbets are light and a great way to use seasonal fruit.
4. Frozen Yogurt
Made with Greek yogurt, mixed fruit and a little bit of sugar. You can also make a simple frozen yogurt by using goat's milk yogurt and a little bit of honey. Heaven.
Once your ice-cream mixture is set, you can transfer it to popsicle molds, add a popsicle stick and then freeze for a while until hard. Remove from the molds and enjoy.
Now you're ready to have a cool summer!
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