Nothing taste better than something that you have grown yourself! Last week I was given an abundance of blackcurrants and didn’t know what to do with them…! Having borrowed an ice cream maker, I decided to try my hand at sorbet making. After spending ages trawling across the internet searching for recipes, I couldn’t really find one that made the most of the humble blackcurrant- they all seemed to be paired with other flavours such as mint or lemon.  Due to this, I decided to adapt several recipes that I found to make my own and here it is…

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Ingredients:

– 100g caster sugar

– 100ml boiling water

– 375g freshly picked blackcurrants

– 2tbsp liquid glucose

 

Method:

Add the sugar and boiling water to a saucepan and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.

 

Sugar in pan

Add the blackcurrants and liquid glucose to the sugar & water mixture and cook the blackcurrants for around 5-10 minutes or until the fruit is soft.  The liquid glucose is added to prevent the formation of sugar crystals.

 

Add the blackcurrants to a food processor and blitz until smooth.

 

 

Strain the blackcurrant puree through a fine sieve and push through with a spoon until no more can be pushed through and you only have the pips left, and chill.

 

 

Add the smooth cool blackcurrant puree into an ice cream machine and churn until it becomes a thick slush and is beginning to look like a sorbet.

 

 

Remove, and add to a container and freeze until ready to use.

  finished sorbet

If you do not have an ice cream maker, pour the cool, smooth puree straight into a shallow freezer container and stir around 3-4 times as it freezes.

 

Allow to thaw for around 5-10 minutes before serving and enjoy.  The sorbet is tangy and rich with blackcurrant goodness!

 

We hope that you enjoy this delicious and refreshing sorbet.  Try experimenting using seasonal berries using the same method and let us know how you get on via our Facebook page.

Happy cooking!

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