One of the things I love about the Thermomix is its ability to make frozen desserts such as sorbet and ice cream. I recently decided to try this recipe for “Fruity Dream” from the Every Day Cookbook, which is basically a kind of fluffy soft serve. I used a 300g packet of frozen mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, black and red currants) for this, but you could basically use any fruit you like. I actually was so impressed with it that I made it again last night using half pink grapefruit and half pineapple.
Mixed Berry Fruity Dream – Serves 4
- 60g raw sugar
- 300g frozen berries (or any other frozen fruit)
- 1 egg white
2. Add mixed berries and chop for 10 seconds on Speed 8.
3. Scrape down sides of bowl with spatula.
3. Insert butterfly and add egg white. Mix for 45 seconds on Speed 4 or until you have a soft consistency.
Note: This is a soft serve dessert and should be served immediately.
Verdict: What a great, flavourful summer dessert! And this was so quick, it honestly took longer to blog it about it than it did to create it. The flavour of the berries in this dessert was amazing, I think the addition of the sugar really worked wonders with this type of fruit. Having said that, you could probably pull back on the sugar quantities a little bit if you wanted to, depending on what type of fruit you were using. The only negative with this dessert was that when I served it, it was still a little bit on the icy side. Unfortunately, this made it seem a bit gritty. I think this would be less of a problem if you waited a couple of minutes before serving it, or if you let the fruit thaw out a little bit before adding it in.