How to use the sorbet strainer correctly
Simply attach the strainer to your juicer, add your desired frozen fruit and watch as your Kuvings effortlessly turns them into soft, creamy sorbets.
You can use the sorbet strainer to make sorbet or frozen sherbet (aka "Nicecream"). It's the perfect dessert for anyone with a dairy sensitivity, a plant-based diet, or just wanting to enjoy a healthy alternative to ice cream.
All Kuvings vertical slow juicers are compatible with the sorbet strainer.
The sorbet strainer fits all Kuvings Slow Juicer models and is available as an option.
About the sorbet strainer
The sorbet strainer, also known as the blank strainer, thoroughly crushes and mixes the ingredients, resulting in a smooth and creamy sorbet texture.
Unlike the juicer and smoothie strainer, the sorbet strainer has no holes and has a convenient spout. The lack of holes in the sorbet strainer ensures that all ingredients inserted into the juicer are homogenized seamlessly. In addition, the outlet of the sorbet strainer makes it easier to feed the sorbet directly to the Smart Cap, improving the overall user experience.
How to use the strainer and prepare the perfect sorbet
This is our guideline for preparing the perfect sorbet for you to enjoy.
When using the sorbet strainer, you can insert the strainer directly into the press bowl by aligning the red dot on the strainer with the red dot on the press bowl. Once properly aligned, slide the auger down into the screen and assemble the lid. The strainer has a silicone ring at the bottom that effectively seals the hole through which the pulp is normally removed.
2. Frozen ingredients
Using frozen ingredients will give your sorbet a thick and creamy consistency. You can either buy frozen ingredients or freeze fresh ingredients yourself. Whichever method you choose, it's important that the ingredients are frozen for at least 8 hours or overnight. This length of time ensures that the ingredients reach the required level of freezing strength. If the freezing time is too short, the ingredients can get stuck in the strainer and the sorbet can have a runny consistency.
Before using your frozen ingredients, you should thaw them for at least 5 minutes. Thawing the ingredients allows the juicer to effectively chop and process them without encountering any difficulties. Failure to thaw ingredients sufficiently can put excessive stress on the juicer, resulting in breakage or damage. The latter also applies to the filling of ice. Ice should not be placed in the juicer. However, be careful not to overthaw the frozen ingredients or your sorbet will get a mushy consistency.
3. Additional ingredients
To achieve the flavor and texture you want in your sorbet, you can add a variety of ingredients. Enhance your sorbet by adding ingredients like milk, lemon/lime juice, yogurt, honey, syrup, vanilla extract, mint or salt, depending on your preferences. When using these ingredients, it's a good idea to mix them together in a small bowl or cup before adding them to the juicer as a mixture. For a creamier sorbet consistency, you can also baste the ingredients with condensed milk before placing them in the juicer.
4. Smart Cap
When preparing your sorbet, it is important that the Smart Cap remains open throughout the process. Unlike the juice and smoothie strainers, the sorbet strainer has no holes, so the sorbet collects in the strainer instead. This accumulation in the strainer can cause clogging and disruption of the sorbet manufacturing process.
5. Small portions at a time
For best performance, it is recommended to only add small portions of ingredients at a time.
This allows the auger to focus on each portion, effectively crushing the ingredients and preventing pieces from getting lost. You can slowly add the juicer one ingredient at a time to create a delicious single flavor sorbet. If you prefer a sorbet with multiple flavors, alternate between the different ingredients. The juicer will mix the ingredients for you.
Once you've finished your sorbet, mix it thoroughly with a spoon to combine the flavors. You can also add whatever garnish you want.
You can enjoy your sorbet right away or save it for later enjoyment. If you decide to store it later, make sure you transfer the sorbet to a freezer-safe container. This step ensures that the sorbet stays in optimal condition until you are ready to enjoy it. When it's time to serve the frozen sorbet, let it soak for a few minutes so it's the ideal consistency for spooning and enjoying.
Now that you know how to use the sherbet strainer properly, you can try these sherbet recipes!