Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A little fruity

I have a bad habit of buying produce in excess.

Unfortunately, it rarely ripens one piece at a time. I don't plan on changing my produce buying habits, sooooo.... whatcha gonna do??

One of my favorite solutions to the problem of too much ripe fruit is sorbet.

I don't know that I have a specific recipe I work from. I remember making Orange and Lemon Ice in middle school for French class... I think that the recipe resembles something from that.

Today's sorbet was made with Mango and Peach.

I peeled 2 large mangoes and 4 very large peaches with my magnificent Cutco Veggie Peeler. Pureed in the blender with 1/2 cup sugar. Fruit puree transferred to a sauce pan, added 1 can frozen limeade concentrate, 1/2 can water, 1 package of unflavored gelatin. Cooked over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, just enough time to allow everything to dissolve and mix thoroughly. Transferred to metal 9 x 13 pan and put into the freezer.

After 2 hours, pulled out the pan and stirred with a spatula.

Return to the freezer for 2 hours more.

Removed pan and scraped out with an ice cream scoop.

Found taste testers who review this as "a yummy special desert."


  1. LOVE the pictures... I might have to try this.

  2. Great recipie! I'll try it for sure. I'm a smoothie queen too...great for really ripe bananas and any fruit/yogurt/juice combo, a favorite around here.

  3. i don't know how you manage to cook, take pictures and take care of 4 darling children all at the same time. all i have to say is EXCELLENT!! :)

  4. Oh that looks so good, Sarah. Thanks for the idea. Kathi


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