Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
I have not made this recipe - alas, I do not own a Gelateria! - but just reading the simple combination of flavours, this sorbet sounds just SO delicious. A strawberry sorbet which combines the sweetness of strawberries with the tartness of limes. If you really are a diehard sweet tooth, use orange juice instead of lime juice, or a blend of orange and lime. This is a Sunbeam recipe, and you need a Sunbeam Gelateria - or a similar appliance - to complete the final step of the recipe. The 'cooking time' listed below is the time taken by the Gelateria to turn the mixture into sorbet. NOTE added July 2008: It's great to see that Zaar chefs have successfully made this recipe without Sunbeam's efforts to tell them that they needed a Sunbeam Gelateria to make it! Well done! When summer comes next, I shall certainly be trying it!
- Heat the water and sugar in a small pan over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and cook for 1 minute.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool at room temperature before refrigerating for a few hours or until cold.
- Wash and hull the strawberries, place the strawberries in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
- Push the pureed strawberries through a sieve to remove the seeds.
- Combine the sugar syrup, berries and lime juice and stir to combine.
- Add the mixture to a Sunbeam Gelateria and follow the instructions provided by Sunbeam.
- The sorbet will be ready in 30 minutes.
I made this today, and it really hit the spot. With temps well into the 90's this was a refreshing treat for sure. But I did cheat. I did not push the puree through a sieve. Strawberries just aren't the same to me unless they have that little crunch from the seed. Great recipe and very easy to make.
Made as directed using my Cuisineart ice cream maker kitchen gadget. I don't usually remove seeds from strawberries (not like I would from raspberries, anyway!), and it was so much work since I used a very fine sieve, but I have to say, it was fabulous without the seeds! So, the extra effort was worth it! Great consistency! Thanks, Bluemoon Downunder! Made for Zaar Stars.
5 Stars, even without a Gelateria, made while on vacation using my Vitamix and the condo's freezer, recommend freezing in small glasses or cups; after frozen hard, thaw at least 15 minutes before serving. Very refreshing, great strawberry accent, loved the lime juice to put the accent on the strawberries, powdered sugar meant the sugar dissolved almost instantly. Used as part of the delightful Fresh Fruit Sundaes #313680 for a real treat. Thanks for posting!