Is there anything I can do with the used vanilla pods?

If you have scraped the seeds out of the vanilla pods don’t throw the pods away.  Pop them into your sugar container and you will have lovely vanilla flavoured sugar after a few days.  This is nice sprinkled onto fresh strawberries with a squeeze of lemon and served with YOUR gorgeous home made vanilla ice cream!  Waste not, want not x

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How much time do I need to make ice cream or sorbet?

The actual churning bit in the machine takes 15-30 minutes however you will require extra time to make the mixture, chill it before churning and then possible freezing time afterwards. Frozen yoghurts are pretty quick but sorbets and custard based ice creams take longer and a bit of care is needed not to rush. It is however most worth it! And once made it can sit there in the freezer just waiting for you to dip in!

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How can I make my sorbet go further?

If you would like your sorbet to feed more people and be extra smooth, whisk up a couple of egg whites to stiff peaks.  Use chilled eggs so the sorbet freezes well.  Add to your sorbet mixture for the last 10 minutes of churning.  You’ll be surprised how much more you get for your money and it tastes most excellent too!

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What is a sorbet?

Sorbets are a lovely light dessert. Whatever flavour you choose to make, they are pretty much made in the same way. Fruit purée is mixed with a sugar syrup to create a super smooth, sherbety, shiny treat.

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