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Sorbet won't freeze, I know where I went wrong.. Is it possible to fix it?

I think you're right in that it was a combination of too much water and too much fruit.. Adding extra water seems to have done the trick so when I churn it tonight I'll definitely report back.. It's definitely not the freezer or the bowl, we have three freezers and I tried the upright on blast chill, as well as the other upright freezer and the deep freeze which is a big chest freezer.. Not sure on te exact temp but everything else has been freezing well in the bowl. It was just this sorbet.

I'll soon see if it ends up working out.

May 17, 2012
Leeny23 in Home Cooking

Sorbet won't freeze, I know where I went wrong.. Is it possible to fix it?

Thanks chefj .. I ended up doing just that before I seen your reply, I've been experimenting by doing the egg test, then putting it in the freezer after adjusting, adding a bit more water where needed.. It's finally freezing in the ziplock bag so I'll take that as a good sign! I'll try again with the ice cream maker this afternoon. Thanks for taking the time to reply :)

May 17, 2012
Leeny23 in Home Cooking

Sorbet won't freeze, I know where I went wrong.. Is it possible to fix it?

Because raspberry sorbet is a part of a dessert I'm making tomorrow night and is really like to rescue the mix, not save it for drinks no one will want :)

May 17, 2012
Leeny23 in Home Cooking

Sorbet won't freeze, I know where I went wrong.. Is it possible to fix it?

Thanks guys... It's definitely not the ice cream maker.. It's brand new, not a self contained but a bowl that's used with a mixer like a kitchen aid. It was frozen for more then 24 hours in the deep freeze. It's definitely the mix, I've had the mix sitting in the freezer in a zip lock bag over night but it's still a thick liquid.

Given that it's obviously my sugar mix (and it's really not that I used all invert sugar mix, and no sugar mix with a little invert mix??), can I fix the mix by adding some more cooked pureed raspberries that haven't had any sugar syrup added? Or will this mess with it even more?

If I do the egg test, do I need to do it at room temperature (heat the mix back up again because it's been in the freezer), or can I test it when it's cold?

May 17, 2012
Leeny23 in Home Cooking

Sorbet won't freeze, I know where I went wrong.. Is it possible to fix it?

Hi there, I'm new to the discussion boards, I've been reading for a while but have never needed to post for any reason.. I'm currently making some sorbet (this recipe to be exact http://chewwonthis.wordpress.com/2012... ) .. But after having the mix in the freezer to chill right down most of the night (after being in the fridge all day), and putting it in a fully frozen ice cream maker, it won't freeze at all. I'm assuming because of the invert sugar in the recipe.. Her's seemed to freeze, mine won't at all.

Is it possible I boiled the invert sugar mix too long? If so, is there any way I can recover the sorbet mix so I can still use it? I don't really want to toss it in the bin. Could I make another batch without using invert sugar and just use normal sugar and mix the two together? Would that be enough to counter act the effect of the invert sugar?

Or should I just toss it and call it a day? Kinda hoping there's a way to save it! Thanks a bunch :)

May 17, 2012
Leeny23 in Home Cooking