Monday, March 7, 2011
We eat sorbets instead of ice cream in our house, and I wanted to create a sorbet not made from fruit for a change. We love carob, so I came up with this recipe using carob powder and light agave nectar (carob and agave go *great* together). The sorbet is rich and sweet, just the way it should be. We really enjoy this dessert.
Carob Sorbet Recipe
2 cups water
1/2 cup light agave nectar
1/2 cup toasted carob powder (Bob's Red Mill brand)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
In a small saucepan over Med. High heat, whisk together all of the ingredients until well combined. When it starts to boil, remove it from the heat and let it sit out for a while to cool off. When it's cooled for the most part, move the saucepan to the fridge. Let the mixture cool in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, and pour it into to an automatic ice cream maker to make the sorbet (I run the ice cream maker for 16 minutes). Makes 1 pint (2 cups) of sorbet.