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Monday, June 28, 2010

Guava Sorbet

Since I have a lot of the frozen fruit pulps, we use them often in the Magic Bullet blender for smoothies and blended ice drinks. It works really well and Maranda can blend up what ever flavor she wants one at a time. I thought I'd pull out the ice cream maker and try using some to make a sorbet.

I guess to get a creamy texture you need to use enough sugar in it, about 1/2 cup for every cup of fruit. Then there is the question of how sweet the fruit is. The other thing you need to add is lemon juice to cut the sweet taste, then you add a touch of vodka or flavor matching of enhancing alcohol to keep it soft enough to scoop out. You can make it with or without a ice cream maker. This is what I did.
-2 cups guava pulp (the bag is 14 oz so I used guava juice to make up for it)
-3/4 cup of sugar
-1 cup of water
-3 tablespoons lemon juice
-2 tablespoons vodka
In a sauce pan make a simple syrup by heating the water and sugar until sugar is dissolved, then let it cool. In a blender or food processor puree fruit pulp and add lemon and vodka. Combine fruit and simple syrup and put in refrigerator to cool. Follow ice cream makers instructions, pour cooled mixture in running machine, then freeze. It should take about 20 minutes or so in the ice cream maker. Enjoy the icy, cold, fruity goodness!
Next time Maranda wants to make some mango sorbet next, or her favorite Mango Italian Ice! I'll have to check into that. I want to make a Tamarind Ginger Sorbet, so we have a lot of experimenting to do.

What is your favorite sorbet, or what flavor blend would you like to try?


  1. I've never made anything like this at all! I'm a mango fan so I would love mango for sure!

  2. This is making me drool...I m def gonna try this dear.
    Do drop in at my space sometime.

  3. This Sorbet is so inviting...perfect to beat the heat :-)

  4. Debbi, I'll let you know how the mango sorbet is.

    Jay, I've been to your site, I follow and leave comments, but you have so many I probably get lost. Actually I'm making your carrot pakora tonight!

    Rachana, it does hit the spot in this heat!

  5. un sorbet délicieux et savoureux avec une jolie couleur
    j'aime beaucoup
    bonne soirée

  6. This is cooling! Love the color and flavor of this Guava sorbet. I just bought guava juice yesterday and thought of making pudding again ;DD

  7. It is 8 degrees C now but I would be happy to have a scoop of that!

  8. i wish i would find some of this frozen guava pulp nearby.. come to think about it, we have a guava tree but it never bore very sweet guavas, wonder why. the sorbet looks delicious and refreshing, perfect for the summer.

  9. interesting! we have so much fresh guava here, never tried making this yet, thanks for sharing!

  10. Love sorbet but don't think I have tried guava sorbet before :)

  11. You've got me craving sorbet. I bought a couple of pints just to see if I liked it. And I loved it, so I bought a new ice cream maker and a bottle of vodka, now to just decide on what fruit to use.

    I can't find that fruit pulp here, We get Goya products, but either we don't get the pulp or I'm looking in the wrong place for it. But I'll be collecting recipes for a wihle before I attempt making some.

    Thanks for the enabling :) As if I need enabling on cold sweet stuff.. or any sweet stuff.

  12. Fimère - thank you, I love guava flavor!
    Anncoo - This is great for those who grow guava and have tons!

    3HT - a little chilly there, but you can always bring the tropics in with this!

    PJ I love how many different fruits they have, passion fruit, papaya, guanabana,'s wonderful having it on hand like that!

    lani - what do you do with all the fresh guava?

    tigerfish - it's yummy!

    Michelle - Good, glad to help your cravings! :D You can use fresh fruit too, usually blend it and sometimes strain it. Good luck and let me know!


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