Sunday, March 24, 2013

Strawberry and raspberry sorbet ... in the Thermomix

It's been particularly warm the last few days and the day before yesterday was downright sizzling with temps reaching about 38dC (over 100dF).

We are keeping cool by having salads and cold treats from the fridge and freezer.

We decided to make some sorbet so that we could enjoy a cold, cold treat in the evening.

This is my strawberry and raspberry sorbet RECIPE, which I've lifted from the standard Thermomix Everyday Cookbook and then modified to suit my taste.

  • 150g sugar
  • 500g strawberries
  • 500g frozen raspberries
  • 200g ice
  • 1 egg white

  • Put sugar into Thermomix and mill for 10 seconds on speed 9.
  • Add strawberries, half the frozen raspberries and egg white into bowl. Slowly turn the speed dial to speed 10 and blend for up to 30 seconds until everything is smooth.
  • Add the remaining frozen raspberries and the ice. Use the spatula to assist in incorporating the ice into the first batch of sorbet. Slowly turn the speed dial to speed 10 and blend for 30 seconds.
  • Use a spatula to mix the sorbet around and blend at speed 10 for another 30 seconds until the sorbet is smooth and the consistency you like it to be.

When blending the second time with the ice, sometimes the blades can get stuck as air pockets get created in the bowl. If this happens, stop blending, open the top and use the spatula to mix the sorbet and ice around till it settles and the air pockets are not there anymore, then continue blending as usual.

This makes enough for 2 large takeaway containers of sorbet.

This tastes absolutely delicious and very berry-ish but not too tart.

It's also a great dessert when served on a bed of dark chocolate ganache.

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  1. Hehe, you posted this on my birthday this year :) Anyway found you when looking up recipe for sorbet. I happen to have strawberry and raspberries on hand, however is it a "waste" to use fresh raspberries instead of frozen, or is it basically the same thing... sorry it's a silly question :)


    1. No, you can definitely put in fresh raspberries and you will get a lovely flavor. Just make sure you still balance with some frozen berries of some sort, because you need the frozen in order to give you the texture of the sorbet.

  2. This was a very nice combination!!! Thanks so much! I had tried blueberry/raspberry before, but not this combo (and not the same way you do it). Nice!