Creating recipes

With the online balancing tool, you will be able to create your own recipe. Here are two examples which will allow you to understand how all that runs.
To start, a sorbet recipe then an ice-cream recipe.

The first tip is to create a recipe based on a 1 000 grams mix. Then, do your changes in ingredients weights always keeping this total value of 1 000 grams. If you add 50 grams of an ingredient, you must remove 50 grams of another ingredient.
It will be easier to see the impacts of your changes.
When you have found the good recipe on a 1 000 grams basis, you can then simply adapt the proportions according to the final weight you want to get.


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Pear sorbet

1st step

At the beginning, you must identify ingredients to use. For a sorbet, it is simple : water, fruits an sugars.
I will start with 600 g of mixed pears to get a 60% fruit sorbet and therefore a super fruit flavor. On the market, best sorbets reach 45% fruit. I will add 30 g of lemon juice. So 630 g at the moment.
I add 150 g of water. So 780 g. It remains 220 g for sugars and powders.
I know that it is better to mix sugers so I will take 165 g of sucrose, 25 g of dextrose, 25g of powdered glucose atomisé 38DE and 5 g of stabilizer. So 1000 g in total.

2nd step

The balancing tools shows that the recipe is not so bad. PAC is a little bit low and dry extract a little bit high.
I will not consider the dry extract for the moment and I will use sugars to obtain an higher PAC value (see sugars tab in the ingredients article). I wil increase dextrose from 25 to 50 g. I will replace powdered glucose by inverted sugar and increase the quantity from 25 to 50 g. In compensation, I will decrease the sucrose from 165 to 115 g.

3rd step

The balancing tool shows that the recipe is quite good. All parameters are good and the dry extract also decreased thanks to the use of inverted sugar. As I wish a sorbet just a little less sweet, I will try to decrease POD.
I will increase dextrose from 50 to 60 g and decrease inverted sugar from 50 to 40 g. I will also try to add 20 g of powdered glucose 38DE and decrease in compensation the sucrose from 115 to 95 g.
I know that adding powdered glucose will lower the PAC but let us see the result.

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4th step

The balancing tool shows that the recipe is good. I have a -17° value for PAC instead of -18° but it suits me.
Last thing to do, testing the recipe to check if the result corresponds to what I want..


Banana gelato

1st step

Same principle. I identify ingredients to use and I fix quantities in order to reach a 1 000 g mix.
I will start with 320 g of full fat milk, 100 g of cream with 30% fat, 50 g of skimmed powdered milk, 195 g of sucrose, 300 g of banana, 30 g of lemon juice and 5 g of stabilizer.
Have you noticed ? I use only one type of sugar for the moment. I will deal with that later.

2nd step

The balancing tool shows that it is not OK pour POD and PAC. Dry extract is quite correct but a little bit high. Milk Solids Non Fat (MSNF) is correct but a little bit low.
So I will increase powdered milk from 50 to 60 g to raise the MSNF. Then I will raise milk from 320 to 340 g in order to add liquid and therefore lower the dry extract.
In compensation, I will decrease sucrose from 195 g to 165 g. It will lower a little bit more the dry extract and at the same time, reduce the POD value which was too high.

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3rd step

The balancing tool shows that the recipe is OK except for POD and PAC. But it is normal because I have not yet worked on sugar.
I will add 50 g of dextrose and decrease sucrose to 115 g.

4th step

The balancing tool shows that it is better. POD decreased, PAC increased but not yet enough.
I will add 20g of inverted sugar and 10 g of powdered glucose 38DE. In compensation, I will decrease sucrose to 85 g.

5th step

The balancing tool shows that the recipe is good. I have a -17° value for PAC instead of -18° but it suits me.
Last thing to do, testing the recipe to check if the result corresponds to what I want.

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