Plum Sorbet Recipe

How to Make Plum Sorbet


  1. Put whole plums in a large pot with ½ cup of water, cover and cook on low heat for 20 minutes. Stir, replace lid and simmer for a further 20 minutes. Remove lid and leave to cool down.
  2. In a separate small saucepan, bring remaining 1 cup of water and caster sugar to the boil, then turn down heat and simmer until sugar has dissolved into a sugar syrup.
  3. Remove sugar syrup from heat and leave to cool.
  4. Carefully tip plums and liquid into a colander placed over a large bowl. Press plums through colander. Discard stones.
  5. Add ¾ cup of the sugar syrup to bowl of plum pulp and stir. Tip mixture into shallow dish and freeze for 1-2 hours.
  6. When the granita is almost frozen solid, take a fork and scrape then whisk the mixture to create small ice crystals. 
  7. Return to the freezer and again let it freeze for 1-2 hours until almost solid.
  8. Scrape and whisk again with a fork.
  9. Freeze overnight until ready to serve.