Homemade Apricot Sorbet
Ripe apricots are some of summer's finest fruits. They're soft, sweet and swollen with coral-hued juice. Don't bake it out in a pie; capture the fresh taste of apricots in homemade apricot sorbet.
This simple sorbet recipe requires only three ingredients and only a minimum of effort. One batch makes a scant quart of sorbet, and that's enough for several small servings. (The recipe can be doubled if your ice cream maker is large enough.)
Scoops of homemade apricot sorbet make a refreshing dessert on an early summer evening. The vibrant color of the sorbet matches the shades of the summer sunset.
- 5 whole, ripe apricots
- 1/3 cup of sugar (adjust this amount depending on how ripe the apricots are; you may need more)
- 2/3 cup of water
- Knife and cutting surface
- Measuring cups
- Ice cream maker
What To Do
- Halve the apricots, remove the pits, and cut the apricots into chunks. It's okay to leave the skin on.
- Pour the sugar and water into the blender. Add the apricots.
- Blend the mixture thoroughly. The mixture should be frothy. There shouldn't be any noticeable flecks of apricot skin left.
- Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the machine's directions. With a small gel canister ice cream maker, the mixture will freeze into apricot sorbet about 30 minutes.
- Serve and eat the sorbet immediately.
- Freeze any leftovers, but note that sorbet will harden and become difficult to scoop after too long in the freezer.
- Honeyed sorbet: Try substituting honey for some of the sugar in this apricot sorbet recipe.
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