Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Blood Orange Vanilla Sorbet


This might turn out as an actual sorbet, or it might turn out as a granita. It's hard to predict, as it will really depend on how sweet your oranges are. Although, to be on the safe side, you can add more sugar syrup, as that will make it freeze softer. I didn't want this to be very sweet, so I was fine with an icier texture - I served it as part of our huge 13-course meal and it was the perfect palate cleanser.

Blood Orange Vanilla Sorbet

(printable recipe)

300 ml blood orange juice (from about 5 oranges)
100 ml vanilla simple syrup

Juice your oranges and mix with simple syrup. Add a little at a time to get it as sweet as you'd like. Place in the fridge until very cold, and then run it in an ice cream machine for 15-20 minutes.

Vanilla Simple Syrup
500 ml sugar
500 ml water
2 vanilla beans

Mix water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Make sure all the sugar has dissolved. Score the vanilla beans and scrape ut the seeds, add them and the beans to the syrup. Pour in a bottle, keep in the fridge for a few months.

Recipe in Swedish:
Blodapelsinsorbet med vanilj


Lo said...

How wonderful and refreshing... not to mention beautiful. Don't you just love the color of a blood orange? I also really love sorbet -- particularly as a palate cleanser, or at the end of a rich dinner.

Pille said...

The colour is truly amazing!!

John K said...

Hiya Anne, that looks great! I love blood oranges. Had them for the first time in Sweden but that's ironic because they grow in California where I'm from. Where do Sweden's blood oranges come from, Spain? I also wonder if I could substitute the combo maple syrup / agave nectar for the vanilla syrup. And, I only have a blender :|. John from Chicago.

foodbymark said...

how colourful! this looks and sounds great.

D. @ Outside Oslo said...

Beautiful! The color and flavor of blood oranges are wonderful, and I can almost taste how delicious the vanilla would be with it!

Dave -nibbleanibble said...

Looks like raw salmon. A weird color in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

sv, de finns på ICA maxi här i stan, finns säkert hos er också. /Sofie

Yacine said...

Enkelt men ack så gott!