Jul 20 # 1 of 6
1 can frozen juice concentrate
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
2 tbsp sugar
combine all ingredients in blender and puree for 2 minutes. pour into containers and freeze until firm.
Aug 21 # 2 of 6
I wonder if you could puree fresh or frozen fruit (especially berries) to make sorbet too? And what is xanthan gum and where would i find it?
Aug 23 # 3 of 6
Xanthan gum is used as a thickener in sauces, as an agent in ice cream that prevents ice crystals from forming, and as a fat substitute that adds the "mouth feel" of fat without the calories. It is used in canned pet food to add "cling".
In pastry fillings, it prevents "weeping" (syneresis) of the water in the filling, protecting the crispness of the crust.
It has a very high viscosity (thickness) even when very little is used.
When mixed with guar gum or locust bean gum, the viscosity is more than when either one is used alone, so less of each can be used.
And yes, I believe fresh fruits like mango can be blend into smooth puree. Berries too, you thaw them first if they are frozen tho.