Baobab Sorbet Recipe

I can imagine what your thinking…what is Baobab!!

I had never heard of it before, until I answered a request for bloggers from TreeAid.Org.uk.

They were looking for bloggers to help build awareness for their cause, which is a great cause. They work incredibly hard to help African families get food, income and help improve the environment with the planting of trees.


The trees they plant offers a wide range of fruit for African families to eat or to harvest and sell in order to pay for their children education. One of the fruits was the Baobab and as I never heard of it before, I wanted to try it out. Interestingly the same day that I made the Baobab Sorbet, the fruit also appeared on The Apprentice as a superfood.

Why is the Baobab so good?

Like many superfoods the Baobab has a large range of minerals it has more Calcium than Blackcurrant, more Vitamin C than oranges, 4x more Potassium than Banannas, high in Magnesium and Zinc. It is said to have a lot of health benefits, therefore I expect we will see more and more of things containing Baobab.

Baobab Sorbet Recipe

I decided to create a sorbet with the Baobab as I love sorbet, I feel it makes an incredible dessert.

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Baobab Sorbet Recipe
Course: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 50 g Baobab Powder
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 175 g Sugar
  • 600 ml Water
Instructions
  1. Combine 200ml of water with the Baobab and mix to form a paste
  2. Heat the sugar and remaining water in a saucepan to form a sugar syrup
  3. Allow the sugar syrup to fully cool
  4. Add to the Baobab paste a little at a time
  5. Add the lemon juice and stir
  6. Put into ice cream maker for 25-30 minutes and then put in the freezer

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About the Author Martyn

I have enjoyed cooking for some years now, its one of the only things that I can do that makes me relaxed and forget any worries I have. I love trying new foods and visiting restaurants. Other hobbies include writing, game development and work :)

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  • I’ve never tried anything baobab but I’m very curious about it now! I wonder if I can use coconut sugar or even maple syrup to make this. What do you think?

    • Hi Dionne,

      This was the first time I have come across it 🙂

      You should be able to make it sugar free and then use the coconut sugar for the additional sweetness. I have not tried it myself but if you have an ice-cream maker it should have the same effect 🙂

      Let me know how it goes if you try it

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