Vanilla Plum Sorbet

Thursday, July 5, 2007

I had a bunch of plums from Elise that were so ripe you could barely hold them without juice seeping out and trickling down your arm. What better way to use a bunch of delicious plums quickly than with this tasty freeze treat? The vanilla is subtle and just sort of lingers in the air like the smoke from a fire extinguished hours ago. Mouth-puckering tart, smile inducing sweet, and altogether shibby.

Vanilla Plum Sorbet
What You'll Need...
8 plums
3/4 cup of vanilla sugar or sugar
1 vanilla bean

1/2 cup of sugar

What You'll Do...

Chop and pit the plums. Discard the pits. Puree the plums and push through a strainer. Combine with water, sugar/vanilla sugar, and cut open and scrape out the inside of a vanilla bean. Whisk together.

Chill the mixture, then freeze it in your ice cream maker per the manufacturer's instructions.
(I used one from the vanilla sugar bottle that had some left. Remember, vanilla beans can be used many times before being discarded.)


  1. I really want an ice cream maker! I hope your delicious recipe and savory pics makes my partner finally breakdown and give in to the ice maker love!

  2. This looks really good! I've been making ice cream, but I've yet to try sorbet.

  3. I have finally been sucked in. I just bought an ice cream maker, too!

  4. I seriously need an ice cream maker. This looks heavenly- and what a treat on a hot day, huh?

  5. Its so hot here that this morning I was totally craving sorbet for breakfast. I'll have to raid my mom's plum tree!


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