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Jul 10, 2006 02:38 PM

Coffee Sorbet?

Does anyone have a recipe for Coffee Sorbet? I'm looking online and am not seeing any coffee sorbet recipes and don't know if it's something that hasn't been tried, or perhaps maybe it just doesn't work.



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  1. I'm not sure about coffee sorbet (though there is no particular reason it shouldn't work—just make a strong, strong pot, sweeten, chill and churn—but coffee granita is the classic chilled coffee confection. Just make strong coffee or espresso and sweeten it while its hot. You can add coffee liquer, if you like, and/or finely grated lemon zest. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish or metal roasting pan. Put it into the freezer and, every half hour or so, use a fork to scrape up the frozen bits on the bottom of the pan. Once it's all frozen, "fluff" it up and put it into the freezer for a little longer to set. Enjoy!

    (In the interest of full disclosure, the technique described above was partly influenced by an episode of Good Eats.)

    1. Thanks Mhoffman. I do realize granita is the typical way to go. I guess part of me was curious in why there isn't much coffee sorbet. There's always lemon granita and lemon sorbet and this weekend I had an excellent espresso gelato, so I guess I was curious to see if a coffee sorbet worked. I guess it's time to experiment!


      1. Please report your findings!

        1. Oh, and your blueberry sorbet looks delectable!!

          I'm not sure why you don't see much coffee sorbet. A gastro-anthropological mystery.

          1. Thanks! The blueberry sorbet was's a must-try recipe. Especially since they're in peak season, it was great!

            I made some coffee sorbet last night. 1 cup simple syrup, 2 cups strong espresso and some cardamom and lemon juice. Consistency wise, it came out great! I think it was a bit too sweet though. I guess I'll have to keep trying!