I know those of you who is living in NZ must be thinking "Is she crazy? making sorbet in this freezing winter?" Well, have you noticed that its getting lighter in the morning and we also get more daylight when we get home after work, so we are just gearing up for warmer days to come :)
The weather has not been too bad lately with the sun shining for the past couple of days, and sometimes the urge to have a refreshing dessert strike us no matter what season it is...am i right? :P
But so that you know, there is only 5 more weeks until daylight savings starts, yay! And yes, we are counting down....bring on spring and then summer! So we can have more fresh fruit sorbet like this more often :)
so anyway, this is really easy to make and doesn't take long at all to whip-up, as long as you have a few green apples in your pantry you'll be good to go...
To make this yummy sorbet, all you need is a few very simple ingredients:
So we cut, core and coarsely slice the apples. We keep the skin on as we like the flavour of the skin but if you dont like it you can peel off the skin and just use the flesh of the apple.
Then place them into a saucepan along with the lemon juice, sugar and apple juice. Boil them until they are soft. Then remove from heat and let it cool.
Next step is to place the mixture into a blender or any food processor and puree the green apple mixture until its smooth.
Strain the mixture (we just use our usual strainer that we use to sift flour) and then transfer to a small baking dish or any container that is freezer safe.
Oh yeah, we also mix in a teeny tiny drop of green food colouring and mix well. Place the sorbet mixture into the freezer. When the mixture is completely frozen take it out and remove from the container and place it into the blender and puree again. Return the sorbet back into the freezer until you are ready to serve it. That's it, all done without even using an ice cream maker :)
These are a sure favorite in our house, we will be making these again specially seeing that summer is coming, we will be trying out all sort of different fruit flavour combination :)
This little guy has given me his seal of approval, he said "I really love it mummy!"
There you have it, a sure winner in our household! Rest assured that will be making more sorbet in all different kind of flavours in our house, so bring on summer! Hope you are having a great day :)