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#1 sagestrat

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 01:39 PM

We had dinner last week at a friend's (in Switzerland, no less). She served three sugar-free (well, no added sugar) sorbets: mandarin, lychee, and melon. Any thoughts on how this was done? I assume juicing (vs. pureeing) and freezing?

#2 SuzySushi

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 01:51 PM

Here's a link to a sorbet recipe that uses Splenda. It suggests pureed melon or raspberries as the fruit, but I'm sure you could use others.
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#3 sagestrat

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 01:57 PM

That would probably work. However, there was no added sweetener at all. It was really very refreshing.

#4 SuzySushi

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 02:25 PM

That would probably work. However, there was no added sweetener at all. It was really very refreshing.

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Well, you don't need sweetener for the freezing process. The flavor would then depend on the natural sweetness of the fruit.
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#5 Sethro

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 10:48 PM

Well, you don't need sweetener for the freezing process. The flavor would then depend on the natural sweetness of the fruit.

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Technically you don't need any sugars, but it will freeze rock hard. If there's really no sugars of any type added, then there has to be something else in there with thermogenic properties keeping in soft...

#6 sagestrat

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 02:09 PM

Any idea what that might be?

#7 Kerry Beal

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 03:00 PM

Any idea what that might be?

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Booze?

#8 Sethro

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 12:51 AM

I suppose it could be stabilized with gelatin and or guar/xantham gum and then kept at a very high service temp like 20 degrees. You'd need a dedicated service freezer for something like that.