Monday, May 2, 2011
Apparently, fresh fruit on sale + ice cream maker = dangerous combination. I've never made my own sorbet before, but all of a sudden, it's all I can think about. Strawberry, grape, honeydew melon, grapefuit - they all call out relentlessly, "Make me, make me." How would I ever choose? Well, since I had a bunch of kiwis in my fridge, I decided to start with a kiwi sorbet.
The kiwi sorbet was not only super easy to make and delicious, it was so pretty to look at too. Cool green with those striking black seeds dotting the surface. Some people prefer to strain the seeds out, but I think they add a lot of character and I like the feel of them crunching in my teeth. Yeah, I'm a little weird, I admit it.
You can bet I will never again go to the grocery store and stare longingly at those $4 pints of sorbet in the freezer. I think I'll hit the fruit section instead and come home to make my own. Besides, when you make your own, you get the benefit of being able to enjoy a variety of flavors that you won't find anywhere else. Your imagination is the limit. My imagination is already dreaming up my next batch of sorbet.
Kiwi Sorbet (The Delicious Life)
1 c. water
1/2 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. lemon or lime juice
Bring the water and sugar to a boil to make simple syrup. Remove from heat, stir until sugar is completely dissolved, then let cool.
Peel the kiwis, chop, and puree them to make 2 c. puree.
Combine the syrup, kiwi puree, and lemon juice and pour into your ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions, letting it churn until you get your desired consistency.
This recipe is linked to:
My Meatless Mondays
Midnight Maniac Meatless Monday
Recipes I Can't Wait to Try
Full Plate Thursday
Made it on Monday
Sweet Indulgences Sunday