So, here's the thing. I don't have an ice cream machine or little attachment thing for my Kitchen Aid mixer. Sure, it's on a Pinterest wishlist somewhere... But I have not gotten around to it. Anyway... This is me solving for that and for everyone who is with me. No churn or machine required... Just a freezer, a baking dish, and a blender/processor after you bring the mixture to a boil. For the flavors, I went with grapefruit and grabbed some mint, both dried and fresh; the combo is so fresh!!
Grapefruit Sorbet With Mint (No Churn) [Vegan]
- 4 cups grapefruit juice (approx. 5 grapefruits)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4-5 ice cubes, optional
- 3 tbsp coconut cream (scooped out of a full-fat can of coconut milk, refrigerated)
- 2 tsp dried mint
- fresh mint for garnish
- Add grapefruit juice and syrup to a large pot and bring to a boil (stir to make sure the syrup doesn't stick to the bottom)
- After the liquid is boiling, lower to medium heat and add vanilla extract, continue stirring.
- Shut liquid off after sweetener is dissolved and let the mixture cool off a bit until there is little to no smoke coming off the juice.
- Pour liquid into a baking dish (I used a 9x13 glass Pyrex dish), place in the freezer for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Once it's frozen, take the dish out of the freezer and break the ice up. Add it to a blender/processor with a few plain ice cubes, and crush the ice blend until smooth.
- Spoon the ice into a loaf dish or other small dish you can freeze. Keep in the freezer for a couple more hours at least.
- Remove the sorbet from freezer and add it again to a blender/processor, this time add in the coconut cream (spoon out of a full-fat can of coconut milk that has been refrigerated) as well as the mint and blend until completely smooth.
- Add it all back to your dish and either serve or freeze it again for 30mins-1 hour before serving. Top with fresh mint and serve!
This takes about a day or so, to get it very smooth, if you're strapped for time, you can add the coconut cream to the first blending step instead.