We were given an ice cream maker many years ago. I never tested it out because my husband told me it was too hard to use. I believed him. Here's why, my husband likes to cook and I'm not just talking about boiling water. He likes the gourmet recipes. You know ,the ones with over 20 ingredients and that take hours of preparation. So I considered him a reputable source regarding the ice cream maker, right? Wrong!
Well the other day I got it into my head that I was going to use the ice cream maker. I didn't care if it would take days to make sorbet, I was going to use it. So I got the pamphlet out and read it only takes 20- 50 minutes to make ice cream. What? Did I read this right? So I followed the directions and made some banana sorbet. It took only 25 minutes to make the sorbet! It really couldn't have been much easier. And all I could ask is, where has this marvelous machine been all my life? In the storage sadly. And even worse, summer was coming to an end. But I'll tell you something, that's not going to stop me. Oh no, I'm making up for lost time. I'm making sorbet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I have to. Maple syrup and pancake sorbet here I come!
Banana Sorbet Recipe below
*If you don't have an ice cream maker there's a wonderful tutorial on how to make ice cream without one here.
1/2 cup Agave nectar or you can substitute it for 3/4 cup sugar
I like agave nectar because it's a natural sweetener. It also is a Low Glycemic Index sweetener. You can find it at most health food stores.
4 ripe bananas
2 tsp lime juice
1 cup water
Blend all ingredients together till smooth. Place in ice cream maker and run according to the manufacturers instructions. Done
*I also found a great recipe for coconut plum sorbet, here. I omitted the yogurt when I made it.