Tonight, I finally decided to make the tomato sherbet I’ve been thinking about for ages. Now I know why there are not a lot of recipes around.
If you want to make a “tomato-sweet” tomato sherbet from frozen tomatoes, you are going to have to add a large amount of sweetener. The frozen tomatoes just do not want to taste sweet.. my experience is that they want to taste like the base of a good tomato sauce.
I insisted on having that sherbet, but I only had about 1/2 t agave nectar. That did little to sweeten the 2 C of frozen tomatoes. I cadged some honey from my room-mate’s stash (about 1 T), but that still just left me with tomato sauce flavored sherbet (I was not willing to sweeten any further)
I still have about 2 C more of the frozen tomatoes… I will use them in smoothies.. that savory flavor will work well in my smoothies.