In the searing heat, what can cool you down better than some refreshing sorbets?

Sorbets are easy-to-make frozen desserts, usually made with fresh fruits purees. They are much lighter on the tongue than ice-creams. Here are a few recipes to be served chilled.

Coconut star anise sorbet

Ingredients

Water: 150 ml

Sugar: 100 gm

Glucose: 25 gm

Coconut puree: 600 ml

Water: 60 ml

Lemon juice: 30

Star anise: 2 no.

Method

Make the sugar syrup with water, sugar, and glucose in a thick-bottomed pan. Once the sugar syrup is ready, add the coconut puree and star anise and bring to boil. Finally add the lemon juice and 60 ml water together. Heat until it boils and then allow it to cool. Pour the cooled mixture in a churning machine and process till it is smooth.

Mango basil sorbet

Ingredients

Water: 660ml

Mango puree: 225ml

Sugar: 110 gm

Lemon juice: 45 ml

For sugar syrup

Water: 150 ml

Sugar: 100 gm

Glucose: 25 gm

Basil leaf: a bunch

Method

Make the sugar syrup with water, sugar, and glucose in a thick bottom pan. Once the sugar syrup is ready

Add the mango puree and water and bring to one clean boil. Immediately, add the basil leaf and allow to infuse for 15 minutes. Strain the sorbet cool and pour it in the churning machine and process it till it get smooth.

Pineapple chilli sorbet

Ingredients

Water: 150gm

Sugar: 100 gm

Glucose: 25gm

Pineapple puree: 225ml

Green chilli: 2

Water: 50ml

Lemon juice: 40ml

Method

Make the sugar syrup with water, sugar, and glucose in a thick bottom pan. Once the sugar syrup is ready

Add the pineapple puree, green chillies (de-seeded) and bring to boil.

Finally add the lemon juice and water. Boil again and allow the mixture to cool. Pour the cooled mixture in churning machine and process until it is smooth.