Easy Apricot Sorbet is a light, refreshing dessert that has minimal ingredients, as well as minimal calories. It’s the perfect treat to serve after a summer meal, especially since there is no cooking required and it can be made ahead. This recipe came about when I saw black apricots at my favorite warehouse store; since I hadn’t ever tasted the black variety, I bought them, only to find when I got home that they were a bit too ripe. The flavor was delicious, however, so I blended them up, pushed the puree through a fine strainer, and made the pulp into sorbet. The result was a luscious frozen non-dairy concoction, perfect for the 105° weather we were having at the time.
Any kind of ripe apricots can be used in this frozen treat, and since the sweetness of apricots varies, you may need to add a little more sugar. The base can be put together in minimal hands-on time – pit the apricots and put them through a food mill, or blend them in the blender or food processor and push them through a fine strainer; either way it takes very little time. Alternately, they can be peeled and mashed, but this method will take a little more time. Stir in some sugar, corn syrup, and frozen orange juice concentrate; chill the mixture until ready to freeze. It’s that easy, and oh so good!
4 cups apricot puree
1/2 cup sugar, (add up to 1/4 cup more depending on the sweetness of the puree)
2 tablespoons corn syrup
3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup water
- Mix the apricot puree, sugar (to taste), corn syrup, and orange juice concentrate.
- Place in the refrigerator until well-chilled (or shorten the time by placing in the freezer - don't let it freeze).
- Stir in the water and pour into the frozen bowl of an automatic ice cream freezer.
- Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 0
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 0% Protein 4% Carb. 94%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 13 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 25% Calcium 0% Iron 3%