- 1 1/4 cups (310 mL) sugar
- 1 1/4 cups (310 mL) water
- 2 lb. (1 kg) plums, pitted and sliced
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) orange juice*
- 1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla
- 3 Tbsp. (45 mL) lemon juice
In a saucepan, bring 3/4 cup (180 mL) sugar and 3/4 cup (180 mL) water to a boil, turn heat down to low and simmer for 3 minutes. Cool at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate.
In another pan, bring remaining ingredients, except lemon juice, to a boil. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until plums are soft.
Press plum mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl with a spatula to extract maximum pulp. Cool at room temperature. Stir in lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly cooled.
Stir sugar syrup into cooled plum mixture. Pour mixture into a shallow dish, cover and freeze 3-4 hours or until firm. Break into chunks and process in blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Pour into a cold airtight container and freeze for 1 hour or until firm.
If using an ice-cream maker follow manufacturer's instructions.
SuggestionFor extra flavour, add 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) black currant liqueur to the plum purée.
* We recommend Selection and Irresistibles products.
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