Mandarin Sorbet
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    Serves 6
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This is another one of my thermomix recipes. It’s quick and easy, truth is you have to wait about 12 hours for the mix to freeze, however the amount of effort required and preparation time is not that much. This is a no-cook sorbet recipe. You can use oranges, grapefruit or lemon instead of mandarins if you prefer for a change of flavour. photo of mandarin sorbet

Ingredients & Method

  • 600g peeled mandarin orange segments
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 20g glucose

Place the peeled mandarins in the thermomix and blend on speed 10 for 1 minute. Pass the juice through a fine sieve. You need 500ml of mandarin juice.

In a clean Thermomix bowl grind the sugar on speed 10 for 10 seconds. Add the glucose and mandarin juice to the powdered sugar and blend on speed 8 for 10 seconds.

Pour the mandarin juice into clean ice cube trays and freeze for minimum of 12 hours, until rock solid.

Place a clean plastic container in the freezer to chill, ready for the sorbet.

Pop the frozen ice cubes into a clean cold thermomix bowl. Insert the spatula and gradually turn the speed to 9 and mix the mandarin cubes for 1 minute. Scrape the sides down and repeat this process until the mandarin cubes are smooth. Insert the butterfly whisk and whisk the sorbet on speed 4 for 30 seconds.

Scoop the sorbet into the chilled plastic container for later use or serve immediately.

Cooks Note

Garnish the scoops of mandarin sorbet with chopped green pistachio nuts and a sprinkling of sumac. I made small cones with banana leaves, it looks fantastic however you can make home made edible cones with a simple tuile biscuit recipe or serve the sorbet as part of an dessert…. chocolate tart comes to mind!

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