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Pacojet sorbet


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#1 Lia Tumkus

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:19 AM

Hi everybody!


Usually my ice-creams turn out pretty good in the pacojet, but sorbets always have a harder consistency to quenelle (due to the amount of water in the recipe), can someone share any secrets to make a more "pliable" sorbet, just something that I can quenelle perfectly?


The basic recipe I follow is:


350g fruit puree

550g water

80g sugar

80g liquid glucose

60g trimoline

10g stabiliser


Other pacojet recipes are more than welcome! I know pacojet have recipes in their website, but the sorbet recipes turnout pretty similar to what I got.


Thanks for any inputs :)





#2 Lisa Shock

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:22 PM

I recommend getting a refractometer. (I got one on eBay cheaply, look for one that reads from about 15-45, at least) Different fruit purees have differing brix levels, you may need to adjust your level of sweeteners. For the finished, unfrozen product: 27 is the ideal number, 30 and over will initially have a nice texture, but you'll get pools of syrupy stuff within a few hours. Under 26 and you get grainier texture and larger crystals.

#3 pjm333

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:07 AM

For sorbet I use 2 parts puree 1 part simple syrup. 1/2 sugar 1/2 water 

#4 minas6907

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:27 AM

I second the refractometer. Once you get one you'll wonder why you didnt go for it sooner!

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:57 AM

I think you'll be happy with this:


110 g Powdered Glucose

240 g Sugar

18 g Stabilizer

455 g Water

1000 g Puree


Whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the water and boil. Remove from heat & add puree with buerre mixer. Works for regular ice cream machine as well.

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#6 Lia Tumkus

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:30 PM

Thanks for the refractometer idea Lisa Shock and minas6907, I'll look into that, I never actually use one, but I guess is time for me to do it :) thanks for the ideal numbers Lisa, I wouldn't know where to start.

Thanks for your recipe pjm333! So simple, so easy!

Thanks Drewman, I'll definitely order some powdered glucose ASAP and I'll give your recipe a go as well :)

#7 Lia Tumkus

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:03 AM

Update: Drewman your sorbet recipe worked incredibly well! I'm super happy with that! But I'm definitely buying a refractometer for the future! Thanks again!

#8 formula400

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 01:50 PM

when you say "stabiliser" what is it?? i mean whats the name of the product???

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#9 Lia Tumkus

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:24 AM

formula400 when I say stabilizer I mean ice cream stabilizer, I guess any brand will do. The one I use is a powder that prevents ice cristals to form.

#10 pastrygirl

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:50 AM

Cremodan 30 and 64 are reputable ice cream and sorbet stabilizers, each being a blend of gums. You can make your own blend, but Cremodan is handy and works.


#11 paulraphael

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:35 AM

It makes sense to use a stabilizer designed specifically for sorbets. Some stabilizing ingredients (like kappa carrageenan) react with calcium, so they'll give a very different result in a dairy formula than a non-dairy one.

#12 mgaretz

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:27 AM

Cremodan's sorbet stabilizer has dairy ingredients, which means your sorbet will no longer be non-dairy.

#13 Lia Tumkus

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:36 AM

Good point paulraphael I'm definitely using the one specialized for sorbets, it never occur to me why they make that difference... Thanks for the heads up mgaretz!
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#14 paulraphael

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:04 AM

The other difference is that a lot of ice cream blends contain emulsifiers ... sometimes lots of mono- and di-glycerides, especially if they're intended for egg-free ice creams. These won't hurt anything, but sorbets don't need emulsifying.

#15 Lia Tumkus

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:52 PM

Awesome! I never had much knowledge on sorbets! Great stuff! Thanks for sharing paulraphael :)

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