Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mandarin Orange Sorbet


Mandarin oranges you probably will be over buying or over receiving. So, as not to waste, the balance you can use for Mandarin Orange Cake and if there's still remaining, what about this sorbet? Almost identical technically as Mango Gula Melaka (Palm Sugar) Sorbet, Mandarin Orange Sorbet is refreshing, sweet and with an edgy tang. Definitely the little ones favourite as a preferred sugary treat and you can control the amount of sugar. Compared to the store bought ice cream, you know it is pure and original without artificial flavouring or colouring. In my house, sad to say, even sorbet is not a favourite but I do eat a little from time to time. Thus, this sorbet my neighbours enjoyed in return for giving me loads of oranges.   

Ingredients
10 mandarin oranges (okay to use more) 
1 cup (more or less) white or brown sugar (brown sugar a better choice) 
1 tsp zest (from the the same fruits - only from the skin and not the bitter white inner side)  

Method
Peel the skin of the oranges and remove all the white strings. 
Peel each section of the fruit individually, discard the seeds and gently scrape/pull the pulp out.
Keep all the pulp aside. 
Simmer sugar with some water to dilute for a nice consistency and let it cool down. 
Add pulp (keep some aside) and syrup in a blender/processor.
Pulse for a thick fruity purée.
Then pour the puree into a container and freeze.
Later, when almost frozen, gently break and pulse/blend again.
Tip into the same container and freeze again.  
Repeat this process for another 2 times.  
After pulsing for the 3rd time, add the zest and the kept aside pulp.
Stir well and put back sorbet into the freezer.
To serve - scrape and add in a bowl or tall glass.
Garnish with mint leaves (optional).
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27 comments:

  1. Wow...This sorbet definitely looks vibrant!!!

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  2. The colour it self is so vibrant I cant take my eyes back

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  3. Orange sorbet is totally new to me, looks awesome and nice color..

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  4. love this orange sorbet ...looks delicious..

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  5. Thats such a refreshing sorbet wish some crates were sent here too.Just kidding :)

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  6. Ohhhhh, you are making me so hungry!! This looks great! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  7. Orange sorbet looks so vibrant & refreshing...ideal for this orange season....

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  8. omg this is so yummy and the recipe is so simple too.. will give it a try.. thanks fr sharing :)

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  9. Wow it looks yum! Thanks for sharing dear will surely give it a try!

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  10. Love this recipe! And with that touch of mint this will refresh, rejuvenate...

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  11. i never know fruits symbolizes all this, well i love fruits :)
    we get a lot of oranges in winters in india, will ask mum to try the recipe
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  12. Beautiful orange sorbet..... very refreshing and comforting one.... :)

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  13. Sounds so simple to make and looks so delicious!

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  14. vibrant sorbet. will sure try this as summer too is around the corner. just heard on TV how important oranges are for the chinese new year and also people buy the ones with leaves:)

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  15. Love this orange sorbet.....nice colour and very tempting!!..perfect for upcoming summers!!

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  16. It looks sooo yummy and refreshing :)

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  17. Love the presentation, Nava! All set for another romantic mood??

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  18. wa nice! freshly made and using natural ingredients!

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  19. looks refreshing.I've tried mango sorbet before,but not with oranges.Seems this is great to try....

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  20. Very refreshing sorbet with a stunning colour...Loved it:)

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  21. much needed for coming up summers :D Looks very soothing!!

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  22. I am a sucker for oranges and this sorbet is up my alley.

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