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Sep 18, 2010 02:11 PM

Where to buy plain sorbet

I'm looking to buy plain sorbet for use in smoothies. I tried searching Google for locations but didn't get anywhere. Manhattan would be good, but anywhere in the NYC would be okay. Thanks for the help.

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  1. What do you mean by "plain" sorbet? Sorbet is made from fruit, sugar and water. It's plain by nature.

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    1. re: small h

      Most sorbets available in stores are flavored, usually with some type of fruit. I don't remember ever seeing sorbet that was unflavored (plain).

      1. re: drumrboi13

        I have to say I'm kind of confused. Am I the only one?

        1. re: drumrboi13

          Unflavored sorbet would be frozen sugar water. I don't think anyone would try to manufacture and sell frozen sugar water, although stranger things have happened, I'm sure.

          @uwsister: No, you're not the only one, but we'll get to the bottom of this somehow.

          1. re: small h

            I mean I'm basically trying to recreate Jamba Juice's Matcha Green Tea Blast for my girlfriend. Jamba employees say they use "plain sorbet." I've seen them scoop it up; it's white in color. You make a good point, but I'm sure it exists somewhere. It's probably used in the smoothie for purposes of consistency. I don't have a freezer to make the sorbet myself. Does this clear anything up?

            1. re: drumrboi13

              Yes, yes it does. I looked at the Jamba Juice site and plain sorbet is indeed listed as an ingredient. I suggest you try instead to find green tea sorbet. I checked the Il Laboratorio del Gelato's site, and they make a green tea gelato, and also a lemon sorbet and a lime/mint sorbet. Ben & Jerry's and Haagen Dazs and Ciao Bella all make lemon sorbet. Perhaps one of those would work for you. It's also possible that Jamba Juice would sell you a container of their plain sorbet. Good luck!


              1. re: small h

                Thanks, I'll probably try to find green tea sorbet as that would probably work the best. I appreciate it!

                1. re: drumrboi13

                  You're very welcome, and I hope you find what you're looking for. And that your girlfriend appreciates the effort.

                  1. re: drumrboi13

                    Wouldn't simple syrup and ice in a good blender be what you are looking for?

                    1. re: gnomatic

                      I might try that, actually, just to see if it works. Thanks.