Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Recipe: Blood Orange Sorbet

When life hands you a ten pound bag of blood oranges...make sorbet! Blood oranges are so messy to eat, that it makes sense to use them for their juice in this way. The recipe couldn't be simpler or more delicious.

Blood Orange Sorbet

Juice and pulp from 6-10 blood oranges (remove the seeds)
Half cup of sugar (to taste)
Tablespoon of fresh ginger in large pieces

Combine the ingredients and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. You may want to give the mixture a quick turn on the stove to blend the sugar and bring out the ginger flavor. Remove the ginger pieces and pour into an ice cream maker. After about 30 minutes, the sorbet is firm enough to serve. This was enough for five smaller bowls.

The bright pink color of this sorbet is so festive and the ginger gives it a nice kick. My worries that it would taste like orange juice concentrate were totally unfounded. This would be perfect as a "dessert" after a big brunch.

3 comments:

jordan said...

oh my gosh that sounds SO good.

Haley said...

Yumm! I just bought a friend whos getting married an ice cream maker. He and I used to go to Fosters Freeze and chat over a vanilla malt, so I thought it was fitting. Where do you get all these ideas for fabulous flavors? I was thinking about sliding a few recipes in the box.

MissEm said...

Honestly, I just use whatever is in season or sounds good to me. There are a ton of ice cream recipes online. I'm sure you could find a few of his favorites to print and include :)