Raspberry and Blueberry Sorbet Duo

Rasberry Blueberry SorbetIngredients (serves 5):

125ml sugar
125ml water
zest of 1 orange
200g fresh or frozen raspberries
200g fresh or frozen blueberries
15ml lemon juice with extra, to taste

Method:

  1. Combine the sugar, water and orange zest in a saucepan.  Place the saucepan on a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature then chill in the fridge. Note: This can be done the day before.
  2. If using fresh berries, put the raspberries in one freezer or zip lock bag and blueberries in another, remove as much air as possible, and freeze until solid, approximately 2 hours.
  3. Place 2 dishes or bowls in the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the strips of orange zest from the sugar syrup. Blend the raspberries in a food processor or blender with 62.5ml of syrup and 7.5ml of lemon juice.  Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and continue to blend.  Repeat several times until smooth. You might have a few pieces a fruit that manage to remain solid and you can easily remove these from the smooth sorbet. Taste the sorbet and add a little more sugar syrup or lemon juice if needed. Transfer the sorbet to one of the chilled dishes and place in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving.
  5. Repeat step 4 with the blueberries

Notes

  • If you don’t finish all the sorbet it can be stored in the freezer in an airtight container. It will become quite hard so you will need to take it out of the freezer at least 30 minutes before serving. You can also break it into chunks and blend in a food processor or blender again.
  • Don’t forget that even safe low FODMAP fruits contain fructose, so limit your serving size so that you don’t consume excess fructose.
  • Other fruit flavours that could work well: honeydew melon, pineapple, strawberry, banana or kiwi - simply substitute the same weight of fruit.
  • You could flavour the syrup with a split vanilla bean or chopped mint instead of orange zest.

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