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Banana Citrus Sorbet

 Banana Citrus Sorbet
A friend who loved to entertain gave me the recipe for this lovely sorbet. Serving it as a refreshing special course adds a bit of elegance to my favorite meal. If you don't have an ice cream freezer, put the mixture into ice cube trays and stir occasionally while freezing. Mix in a blender when ready to serve.
10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Process: 20 min./batch + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, cut into chunks
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice

Directions

  • Place lemon juice and bananas in blender; cover and process until
  • smooth. Add sugar; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a
  • large bowl; stir in water and orange juice.
  • Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according
  • to manufacturer’s directions. (Refrigerate remaining mixture until
  • ready to freeze.) Transfer to a freezer container, allowing
  • headspace for expansion. Freeze 2-4 hours before serving. Repeat
  • with remaining sorbet mixture. May be frozen up to 1 month. Yield:
  • 2-1/2 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 168 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.