Berry Nice: How to make a refreshing summer berry sorbet in just 60 seconds
It may be hot in the city but you can stay well chilled fast with this refreshing mixed berry sorbet that you can make in just 60 seconds
Sorbet is a frozen desert that is made from sweetened water flavoured by fruit, wine or liqueurs. Because liqueurs (and spirits) are sometimes added to sorbets, this results in a softer texture as these do not freeze at domestic appliance temperatures.
The history of sorbet starts with legendary Roman Emperor Nero, who during his life established a complicated and expensive line of runners between Italian cities and high mountains. With their efforts, Roman nobility and royalty had access to snow for making frozen desserts during all seasons of the year.
After the fall of Roman Empire, in Europe, sorbet and milk based ice creams could only be found in Italy, whose trade connections with Asia and the East brought it many wonders that were unheard of in the rest of the continent. Soon ice creams of all types started spreading across Europe, finally starting being sold on the streets of Paris in 17th century.
For many years sorbet and other ice creams remained expensive because of the difficulties with maintaining a constant supply of ice. This problem finally came to the end in 1920s and 1930s when modern refrigeration techniques enabled ice cream makers to start industrial production of this summertime treat.
How to make a quick summer berry sorbet
- 450g Frozen mixed berry mix
- Juice of 1 lime or lemon
- 60g icing sugar (adjust to taste)
- 2 tbsp / 35ml vodka or flavored liqueur
- 2 egg whites
1. Put the frozen berries in a blender. Add the lemon/lime juice, sugar and alcohol then slowly pulse until the mixture becomes a thick but fluid consistency. With the blender running, pour in the egg whites and continue to mix until blended thoroughly.
Note: If your blender is not as powerful as the Carrera blender you may want to allow your berry mix to thaw a little before mixing - you may also want to add a little fruit juice - blackcurrant is ideal - to get your mixture moving freely in the blender.
2. Transfer the mixture to a container, cover and chill in the freezer for at least 1 hour before serving.
3. Garnish with a few berries, a sprig of mint and serve.
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