Cantaloupe sorbet and a sorbet strainer on a cutting board

How to Properly Use the Sorbet Strainer

Simply attach the strainer to your juicer, insert your desired frozen fruits, and watch as your Kuvings effortlessly transforms them into smooth, creamy sorbets. 

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With the sorbet strainer, you can make sorbet, or frozen fruit ice cream (also known as “nice cream”). It’s the perfect dessert for those sensitive to dairy, following 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 is included when purchasing our REVO830, EVO820, C7000, and B6000.

About the Sorbet Strainer

The sorbet strainer, also known as the blank strainer, thoroughly crushes and mixes ingredients, resulting in a delightfully smooth and creamy sorbet texture. Unlike the juicing strainer and smoothie strainer, the sorbet strainer lacks holes and features a convenient spout. By not having holes, the sorbet strainer ensures that the entirety of all ingredients inserted into the juicer are seamlessly homogenized. Moreover, the sorbet strainer's spout facilitates the direct feeding of the sorbet to the juice cap, enhancing the overall user experience.

Blank sorbet strainer for Kuvings vertical slow juicers

How to Use the Strainer & Create the Perfect Sorbet

This is our curated guide to creating the perfect sorbet for you to enjoy.

1. Assembly

When using the sorbet strainer, you can directly place the strainer into the base by aligning the red dot on the strainer with the red dot on the juicing bowl. Once properly aligned, push the auger down into the strainer and assemble the top set. The strainer includes a silicone ring located at the bottom, effectively sealing the hole where pulp would typically be extracted.

2. Frozen Ingredients

Using primarily frozen ingredients ensures that your sorbet attains a lusciously thick and icy texture. You can either purchase pre-frozen ingredients or freeze fresh ingredients yourself. Whichever method you choose, it is crucial that the ingredients are frozen for at least 8 hours or overnight. This duration ensures that the ingredients reach the required level of frozen solidity. Insufficient freezing time may cause the ingredients to get stuck in the strainer and for the sorbet to have a pulpy texture.

Before using your frozen ingredients, it is recommended to thaw them for a minimum of 5 minutes. Thawing the ingredients allows the juicer to effectively crush and process them without encountering difficulties. Failure to thaw the ingredients adequately may put excessive strain on the juicer, potentially leading to breakage or damage. The latter also applies to the insertion of ice. Ice should not be inserted into the juicer. However, be careful to not over-thaw your frozen ingredients or your sorbet will have a drippy, slushy-like consistency.

3. Additional Ingredients

To achieve the desired flavor and texture in your sorbet, there are various ingredients you can incorporate. Enhance your sorbet by adding ingredients such as milk, lemon/lime juice, yogurt, honey, syrup, vanilla extract, mint, or salt, depending on your preferences. If utilizing these ingredients, it is recommended to combine them in a small bowl or cup before inserting them into the juicer as a mixture. Additionally, for a creamier sorbet consistency, consider coating your ingredients with condensed milk prior to feeding them into the juicer.

4. Smart Cap

When making your sorbet, it is important to keep the smart cap open throughout the process. Unlike the juicing strainer and smoothie strainer, the sorbet strainer lacks holes, causing the sorbet to accumulate inside the strainer instead. This buildup within the strainer can potentially result in clogging and interruption of the sorbet-making process.

5. Small Portions at a Time

For optimal performance, it is recommended to insert small portions of ingredients at a time. This approach allows the auger to concentrate on each portion, effectively crushing the ingredients and preventing any missed chunks. You can slowly feed the juicer with one ingredient at a time to create a delightful single-flavor sorbet. If you prefer a multi-flavor sorbet, alternate between multiple ingredients. The juicer will mix your ingredients for you.

6. Serving

Once you’re done making your sorbet, thoroughly mix it with a spoon to combine the flavors. You also have the opportunity to add your desired toppings.

7. Storing

You have the choice to enjoy your sorbet immediately or store it for later indulgence. If you opt to save it for later, ensure you transfer the sorbet into a container that is safe for freezing. This step guarantees the sorbet remains in optimal condition until you're ready to savor it. When the time comes to serve the frozen sorbet, allow it to soften for a few minutes to achieve the ideal consistency for scooping and enjoying.

Here is a quick demo of the sorbet strainer at work:

Now that you know how to properly use the sorbet strainer, try out these sorbet recipes.