Sorbet is quite possibly the most inclusive food known to man. Dairy Allergy? SORBET. Allergic to gluten? SORBET. Vegan? SORBET. Don’t have teeth? SORBET. It can be enjoyed by all. In my opinion, sorbet is at it’s best when it is used as a vehicle to deliver frozen raspberry sugary goodness straight to your face. Raspberry Sorbet takes a raspberry…….and makes it better. This particular recipe makes all other raspberry-based dishes taste disappointing. It’s been said that the human tongue can sense 5 types of taste: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and pure joy. Want to know what that last one tastes like? Eat this sorbet, it requires no chewing and it is nice to savor the texture as you eat it.
Place the sugar and water in a saucepan and cook on medium-low heat. Keep cooking and stirring until all the sugar is dissolved. Next add the salt and raspberries and mix them in.
Add the finished syrup to a blender and mix until smooth. Poor the mixed syrup through a mesh strainer to get rid of the seeds. Use a spatula to press it through the mesh strainer. Put the strained syrup in a covered container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Add the refrigerated, strained syrup to a ice cream maker and follow the operating instructions. (I like a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker).
In my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker it takes about 15-20 minutes of mixing to thicken to a nice sorbet. At this point the sorbet has a delicate, soft texture. You can place it in the freezer if you want it thicker.
It’s been said that sorbets first came from Persia, where they started out as a chilled beverage made from the concentrated syrups of fruits. These are still popular today, and are known as Sharbat. In the 1600’s, Sharbat made its way to Europe where they learned to freeze it. Italians called it Sorbetto, the French called it Sorbet.
Every home needs an ice cream maker. If you have dentures, there is no easier way to make a denture friendly dessert that can also be enjoyed by those still cursed with teeth. With an ice cream maker you can make an endless variety of soft, delicious, and easy to chew desserts. My favorite is a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker. We got ours as a wedding gift 10 years ago and it still performs flawlessly. I can honestly say I am a happier person because of it. I highly recommend it, you can check them out HERE.