Thursday 24 February 2011

Orange Cinnamon Sorbet

It has being ages since my last post on Sorbet which was around May 2006 where Tracy shared with me her encounter on making "Mango Kaffir Lime Sorbet". (you can check out the recipe HERE) And from there I also modify a similar recipe to make some "Durian Sorbet" which my family loves.

To beat the recent heat craze and hot waves, let's take a step to prepare some really cold and refreshing dessert for the family to cool down the heat.........

But for this post I will be sharing the recipe on Orange Cinnamon Sorbet instead of Durian because now it is the peak season where you can get really huge and sweet oranges to make yummy dessert.

Some of us might tends to get confuse with Sorbet and Granita which somehow or rather look similar in a way. But if you notice carefully sorbet has a smoother texture and it is make with fresh fruit comparing to Granita, which has a coarser and crystalline texture that often makes from flavouring water and sugar.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)
300ml Freshly Squeeze Orange Juice, about 3 1/2 Oranges
30ml Water
2cm Cinnamon Stick
*30 - 50g Caster Sugar
*Shredded Rind of 1 Orange
1/2 Orange, sliced into Segments

~ The amount of sugar use will depend on the taste of the fresh orange juice and individual preference.
~ You can refer to the read-up on "How to shred and grate orange rind" at this link HERE.

1. In a small saucepan bring sugar, 30ml of water, cinnamon stick and shredded orange rind to boil over medium heat.
2. When the mixture comes to boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 3 - 5 minutes by stirring occasionally to avoid burning.
3. Next remove the pan away from heat and leave the mixture to cool to room temperature.
4. Before mixing the orange juice with the sugar syrup till combined, remove the cooked orange rind and reserved it as garnish together with 1 teaspoon of sugar syrup in a small container.
5. Pour the orange juice mixture into a loaf pan, freeze for 3 hours or until firm.
6. Working quickly, use a metal spoon to break up sorbet and blend it until changed in colour and smooth.
7. Return mixture to pan, freeze it for another 2 hours or till firm.
8. Serve scoops of sorbet with some fresh orange segments and reserved candied orange peels.

Don't worry about whether this sorbet is being strongly infused with cinnamon taste. I can guarantee you that it’s only a very mild fragrant that act as a finishing touch to balance the citrus taste. But by all means if you just want a pure orange sorbet you can always omit the cinnamon stick.

More Heat Cooler Coming Up!

For ice-cream lovers do look out for this space on the next upcoming recipe which I will  feature the "Eggless Homemade Dark Chocolate Ice Cream". If you are interested, do stay tune!!!!!

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  1. *THUMBS UP* im going to make this! best cooler for such HOT weather! ellena, im all ready, staying tune and looking forward to it! ;D

  2. nice! just the other day, i had this ice jelly topped with lime sorbet and some tadpole jelly.. taste yummy and suitable for the hot weather! perhaps can try topping ice jelly with the orange cinnamon sorbet?

  3. I love orange sorbet but never tried to add cinnamon in it. Sounds sooo good. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Very refreshing dessert! Going to bookmark. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love ice cream~ Ellena, you got me hooked! kekeke ;)

  6. Ellena, this sorbet sound so good especially during such hot weather.

  7. very refreshing dessert perfect for the humid weather!

  8. Hi Sweetylicious: hahaha hope i won't disappoint you :p

    Love Melody: Wow! Top with ice-jelly!!! Great idea...then will be like those sold in the dessert stall :)

    Anncoo: Adding extra cinnamon give it an Ummmmmm fragrant.

    Thanks: Wen, Cathy, Jess, Ben and J3ss for your kind compliments :)

  9. Nice to find you on Foodbuzz. My wife loves sorbet, and I can't wait to make this for her.

    The Kitchen Noob

  10. Orange and cinnamon are great together and this recipe sounds fab. Here's a link to an orange & cinnamon rice pudding on my site:

  11. Wow!!! Fantastic job. Congrats on the Top 9.

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