Sorbets with less sugar

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Francisca

Sorbets with less sugar

Hi, I have just bought a great ice cream maker but I have a problem because most sorbet recipes use too much sugar (so do ice cream recipes but there I can lower the sugar as it doesn't have a big impact on the quality of the ice cream). With a sorbet one can't just lower the sugar but I have eaten less sweet sorbets in restaurants so I know that it is possible although I don't know how to calculate the amount of sugar. Does anyone have any idea?

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Welshcookie

Sorbet

Trouble is, the amount of sugar makes the sorbet texture. Too little sugar and the sorbet won't be light and fluffy.

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Gerry

Francisca, sorbet

Agree with Welshcookie. I've been reading your interesting recipes and will try some this weekend. Your sorbet query made me wonder if you avoided cream; from your recipes, you don't. Maybe you could add some lemon juice to your sorbets. BTW I hate cream and make dairy-free ice "cream" using Oatly or (for gluter-free visitor) coconut-cream.

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Francisca

Sorbets with less sugar

Thanks to you both and you are right, one has to get the amount of sugar right or else the sorbet won't work but if you look at various recipes they all have different ratios of sugar to water, therefore my question also because as I mentioned I have eaten less sugary sorbets in restaurants (they won't give the recipes so I don't even ask!).

Gerry, yes, I eat cream and I love cream. I actually don't happen to believe that fat is bad for your health or that it makes you fat! Thanks for your compliment about my recipes... actually I could add more but I thought no one was interested and as many have to be translated I ceased posting. But in case you are interested here is my site (sorry, the site was migrated by MSN to multiply and I forgot to change the addres on this site and it is going to migrate from Multiply soon as they too cease functioning but for the time being the photos of my recipes are still there: http://frigaud.multiply.com/ maybe also photos of some of the recipes you saw on this site).

So I am after sorbet recipes just because there are a few recipes I would love to try, not because I particularly like sorbets, I much prefer ice cream! If someone has a nice, not too sweet recipe I would appreciate!

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Gerry

Francisca, "link"

Thanks for that; saw pics but no accompanying recipes. Am about to go out but will get back to you after shopping.
Fat: I like it too and think it's good for you. I just don't like cream or milk.

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Francisca

Gerry

Good for you... people are missing out on a lot of nutrition because of their fear of fat but that said I understand you... I do eat cream but I will never drink milk or eat yogurts although I do love ice cream, cream, eat mashed pototoes (prefer them like the French do them with olive oil though....).

Yes, sorry, no recipes on my site but if you would like any just let me know and I will translate it for you! I am not at home right now so I have no access to my cookery books but as soon as I have, providing I still know where they come from, I will send them to you! I have to say that I have enjoyed some of the recipes people post here as well, great recipes and most of all people tried them out so you know that they really work!

I am going to have a look at your site as well, you also have some lovely sounding recipes judging by the names! We are retired as well, so more time for cooking, therefore my new passion for ice creams and sorbets! Great fun!

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Francisca

Gerry link

Hi again, I couldn't make the link to your site work... I copied and paste it though! It will also be interesting to see what kind of site you have as I have to migrate mine from Multiply somewhere else till December! Are you happy with yours, the way it allows you to organise photos and recipes and so on? I also have a professional photograhy site on Multiply which I have to migrate: http://francescar.multiply.com/. I have to say that I like the look of Multiply but it is not easy to use and the quality of the photos, once you enlarge them, is not very good. The MSN site I had before was very simple, not very sophisticated but worked well. Maybe I make just one site for both my activities!

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Francisca

Gerry: can't open link!

Hi again Gerry, I am trying to access your site but I don't manage to open the link....

 
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