Maple Sorbet

March 26, 2012
2 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Sort of creamier than sorbet, thanks to the oat milk. Maple syrup is on my favorite things list. It reminds me of Little House In The Big Woods. I think it's so fascinating that the sap is harvested when cold nights and warm days make trees contract and expand. I would like this sorbet with wild berries, berry ice cream, or hot berry sauce. —HCR

Test Kitchen Notes

This sorbet is perfect for maple lovers. It's pure, unadulterated maple, with a few toasted almonds tossed in for added dimension. Using oat milk, gives it a velvety-texture and smoothness. Next time, i would definitely include the almond extract for added depth. —Stephanie Bourgeois

What You'll Need
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  1. Bring the oats, 1 cup of water and the salt to boil and proceed to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. Meanwhile combine the maple syrup and the almonds and cook until it just begins to simmer. Remove from heat immediately, straining the almonds from the syrup and setting both the syrup and the almonds aside.
  3. In a food processor or blender, blend the cooked oats with 2 cups of fresh water until very smooth. Strain through a fine sieve and you will have oat milk. It reminded me of thin glue, but I embraced it. You can do whatever you like with the strained ground oats... such as adding them to bread, hot cereal and so on. You might even like them in this sorbet.
  4. Bring the oat milk and the maple syrup to a simmer, whisking all the while. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir the almonds and the optional almond extract into the liquids, let cool and then freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions.

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Recipe by: HCR

I have interned in pastry, but am not planning to pursue baking professionally. I find food that looks as good as it tastes very cool... as long as it tastes good.

9 Reviews

Linda C. July 1, 2016
What is the nutritional content of this? Could hope that the oatmeal milk would reduce both calories and fat content?
AntoniaJames June 5, 2014
Oh, goodness! This looks great. Thinking I might go rogue using pecans instead. My family is going to go absolutely crazy for this. ;o)
Hilary G. November 27, 2013
This was really well adored by the guests I served it to. I was nervous about how icy it was going to be, but I used a technique with my food processor instead of freezing it in an ice cream maker and it turned out perfectly! Not icy at all. Modifications: after straining off the almonds, I baked them in a single layer on parchment paper at 225 degrees in the oven then could crumble the prices into the frozen ice cream as I was food processing it. Also, put in a splash of vodka to help the texture as it solidified.
AntoniaJames June 5, 2014
Very helpful, Hilary G. Thank you for sharing these hints. Have never heard of adding vodka. ;o)
Goosegirl August 19, 2013
Just made it - it's brilliant! So smooth, light, tasty and delicious. I used pecans instead of almonds - I love pecans with maple - and it's definitely a winner. Also, I used Amaretto instead of almond extract; half a teaspoon. It freezes up kind of hard, but I nuked it for 30 seconds in the microwave to make it scoopable.
HCR April 13, 2012
Congrats on writing such a kind comment!
LeBec F. April 13, 2012
Love that you've taught us about a new ingredient/technique. I look forw to making this. Thx much and congrats!
HCR April 13, 2012
I hope that you'll like it as much as the adorable squirrel likes his nut.
jenniebgood April 12, 2012
This looks so refreshing - congrats on getting a Community Pick!