I bought an ice cream maker towards the end of the summer season last year. At first, of course, I made ice cream in it. Then I discovered sorbet…like risotto, I consider sorbet recipes sort of a blank canvas for whatever fruits I happen to have around. Most recently I made tropical sorbet: strawberry, mango and banana.
My recipe calls for 4 cups of pureed fruit – here I’m blending about 2-3 cups strawberries and 1 mango. I added 1/2 a banana later.
I added the fruit to a simple syrup (1 cup water / 1 cup sugar ) and then put everything in my ice cream maker.
Mix 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a pot. Heat to boiling then reduce heat and stir until the sugar dissolves completely. You’ll need to chill this for an hour, or half an hour in a an ice bath, before you use it for the sorbet.