Shirley Temple sorbet

20/02/2014 at 16:43

The late Shirley Temple, arguably one of the biggest film child stars of all times, is also connected to the internationally famous ‘mocktail’ which bears her name. As a tribute to the icon, we will turn this (alcohol-free) cocktail into a playful and refreshing sorbet.   The exact origin of the Shirley Temple mocktail seems a bit difficult to acertain: apparently, […]

Clementine sorbet

28/05/2013 at 09:29

Refreshing and sweet Clementine sorbet – who can resist that? The Clementine is a popular “easy cousin” [easy to peel, generally seedless] to the orange, and true to style, this recipe could hardly have been easier either. In fact – if you can mix juice, water and sugar, you are practically there!       Brother Marie-Clément Rodier (1839–1904). The Clementine […]

Chocolate sorbet (spicy and relatively lean)

12/11/2012 at 10:46

Making lean chocolate sorbet is fairly easy. But making lean and well-tasting chocolate sorbet is a different matter. Follow my quest for a quite fat-free but still enjoyable chocolate frozen treat. As most calorie-sensitive people know, sorbets are generally preferable to ice cream when it comes to minding one’s weight. While sorbets admittedly contain a lot of sugar they […]

The Colonel – lemon sorbet with vodka

02/11/2012 at 09:54

Lemon sorbet is a classic – there is probably something archetypical about the delightful frozen fusion of sweet and sour. And while preparing lemon sorbet should be a relatively easy task, it may still be a bit daunting. Because for many, lemon sorbet is for sorbets what vanilla is for ice creams – a standard-setting test case of overall quality.  In other words, when your […]

Cola sorbet

28/08/2012 at 00:12

The sorbet that is it!  Well, it might be, if you like the flavour of Cola! Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola are the undisputed giants of the world’s many cola soda drinks. And while you may have heard the stories about coca leaves [containing cocaine] being one of the original ingredients (at least for one major brand), today’s cola soda drinks typically contain caffeine (and […]

Lime sorbet

27/05/2012 at 23:02

“A lime a day keeps the doctor away”  –  old naval saying (conceivably …) Did you know that the concept of vitamins only appeared during the early 20th century?  But by then, citrus fruits loaded with vitamin C had already helped many sailors avoid the dreaded scurvy (a debilitating, even fatal, C-vitamin deficiency illness) for at least more than a century. The […]

Energy Drink Sorbet

17/04/2012 at 14:56

Time and energy always in short supply? If you have no qualms about seeking your re-energizing solutions from a canned mixture of concentrated caffeine and taurine, this sorbet might be just what you seek.  But actually, you might want to try it even if you feel cautious about energy drinks – read on!   Red Bull and all the other energy drinks  – love them  or hate […]