Friday, May 6, 2011

Tropical Fruit Sorbet

Now that it's May, it is officially ice cream season!  And sorbet, frozen yogurt, and sherbet.  Since I'm yearning to be back at the beach, tropical fruit sorbet seemed like a great option for this batch - plus, it's slightly healthier than ice cream, it's full of fruit, and there are not egg yolks (which means Caroline can also partake).  Win - win - win.

I pretty much used David Lebovitz's version as a jumping board, and made my own tweaks and additions.  Most notably, my grocery store doesn't carry passion fruit juice, so I just substituted with more orange juice.  This was a really simple recipe:  just throw everything in the blender, chill, and freeze.  This was a fun recipe to make with Caroline (I find myself saying this more and more), and it was even more fun to eat!  A taste of the tropics - who wouldn't want that?

Tropical Fruit Sorbet
greatly adapted from David Lebovitz, The Perfect Scoop
makes about 1 quart
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled 
  • 1/2 pineapple, peeled and cored
  • 1 mango, peeled and cored
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbs coconut rum
  • juice of half a lime
Cut the banana, pineapple, and mango into small chunks.  Add to the blender, along with the orange juice, sugar, rum, and lime juice.  Puree until very smooth.

Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.


Unknown said...

This looks beautiful! What a refreshing dessert this would be for a hot summer day! Love all the flavors in here!

Dalia said...

Can I substitute anything non alcoholic in place of the coconut rum? I still want the coconut flavor but without the alcohol.


Josie said...

You could try coconut extract, but I wouldn't add 2 Tbs of it. Maybe coconut milk? It's really such a small amount of the recipe, and the alcohol really helps with the texture of the sorbet.

Shawnda said...

OOoh, that looks super refreshing!

Jo W. said...

Yum, I can't wait to try this this summer!

Anonymous said...

This sounds perfect! Can't wait to try.

ashley said...

mmmm looks fab. i'm ready to start making sorbets! its getting to be that time of year!

Krissy said...

I can't wait to try this! I am getting a mango in my produce box this week and I immediately knew this was what I wanted to do with it.

nicole said...

ooo I would love to make this recipe this summer. I got an ice cream maker last summer and put it to go use since I love sorbet.

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