Summer is coming to a close, but with temps in the 90s here in the Lowcountry, this delightful sorbet remains a welcome treat! Did I mention it’s just ONE ingredient? You won’t believe me until you try it for yourself. This sorbet came about when I wanted to make good use of our abundance of plums. At first, I wondered if I should run them through our high-speed juicer and use the juice in smoothies, since it didn’t seem we’d eat them in time. But then, something else came to mind.
Plum Sorbet Recipe & Directions
Gather the following:
- Extra ripe plums (I used 7-10 but use what you have)
- Mini-muffin tins or popsicle molds
- A strainer
- A blender – That’s it!
1. Remove the skin and pits from your plums. Do this over a bowl so you can save any juice that may result during this process.
2. Place the flesh of your plums (and any juice you collected as you removed the pits) in your blender and pulse, then blend well.
3. Pour your mixture through your strainer (with a mixing bowl below), using a spatula to stir and press it gently to get the juices out.
4. In your mini-muffin tins, divide the plum mixture evenly. Then place into your freezer and allow to firm completely (2-3 hours).
5. Flip your muffin tin over to run warm water for under a minute, just enough to allow the plum treats to loosen from the mold. Remove your plum sorbet tarts and store in freezer-safe container. Zip loc bags also work well if needed.
When ready to enjoy, remove a tart (or two!) from the freezer and allow to soften for just a minute or two. You’ll have something that looks and tastes like Plum Italian Ice if you enjoy right away, or a texture closer to sorbet as you allow it to soften.
Note: To achieve the pinkish hue, leave the skin on 2-3 plums as you blend (you’ll strain it out later). It makes the end result more appealing in color.
This sorbet is free of processed sugar and is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy! In the mood for something else? I have a variety of smoothie recipes on my YouTube channel. The watermelon-strawberry smoothie remains a favorite.