Thursday, February 18, 2016

Clementine Sorbet #recipe @LucyBurdette

 LUCY BURDETTE: I bought a Cuisinart ice cream maker for John for Christmas. He loves ice cream but he did not realize he needed this new machine. LOL--perhaps it was me who needed it...

But the ladies at Jungle Red Writers had been raving about their results, and they know food, so I figured it was worth a try. We experimented with vanilla bean and Meyer lemon, which I will serve you later. Today it's all about the clementines, a.k.a. tangerines, a.k.a. Cuties, as they're called in the Publix supermarket. Once you have invested in the machine, the recipe practically makes itself.


Six clementines
1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar

Peel the clementines and pull off all the white webbing. I used my Cuisinart food processor to juice the fruit. Three of the clementines I put in without even removing the webbing. Then I pressed the juice out of the mush. The other three I peeled more carefully and used them pulp and all. Next time I'd probably do them all that way. (Take a second to fish out any big chunks that will seem weird in the sorbet.) The total juice came to about 2 cups, and I added sugar to taste – just under a half cup.

Put your sweetened juice at the back of the refrigerator for several hours so it gets cold, and about 20 minutes before you plan to serve dessert, remove your freezer bowl from the freezer and turn on the machine. That's it! 

Sorbet like the Italians do it, with practically no calories and certainly no sodium. And best of all it matches the cover on the upcoming Key West mystery, Killer Takeout.

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  1. I have one of those machines as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. That sounds wonderfully refreshing.
    Well, of course he needed that machine! You just proved it!

  3. Yes he did Libby:). I meant to say, we made this a second time and put all the segments directly into the food processor (after stripping off the white webbing.) It was equally delicious, and pulpy like some OJ. And easy!

  4. I have the machine and I have the tangerines in my fridge...will definitely be making this soon!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. I have an ice-cream maker and this sounds so refreshing. Adding to my summer dessert list - too cold right now, lol! I hope you guys enjoy your new toy!!! :-)

  6. Pat ( 18, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    Oh my gosh! That sounds so good. Do you think stevia can be substituted for sugar? (Gave up flour and sugar for Lent to kickstart a weight loss campaign.)

  7. That's almost really good for you!

  8. This is an excellent and simple recipe. I just peeled the clementines, processed them, then strained the mush to get the juice. Used 1/3 cup sugar (60g) for 2 cups of juice. I also added a capful of Vodka so it does not become too hard when it's in the freezer (if it ever lasts that long...). Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Glad you enjoyed Juan--love the capful of vodka, which I first read as one cup:)