Monday, April 29, 2013

Pineapple Cilantro Sorbet





We are taking the traditional sorbet to a whole other level with this recipe! If you are a pineapple lover, get ready to give your taste buds a fragrant surprise! If you are a foodie, you will enjoy this unexpected marriage of Mexican and tropical flavors. This cool treat is a perfect dessert option for the Spring and Summer months. Try it for yourself and let us know your thoughts! 

Ingredients:
2 cups of sugar
2 cups of water
2 1/2 cups of chopped pineapple
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro

Kitchen Essentials:
Stove
Medium sized pot
Blender
Ice cream maker
Refrigerator
Knife
Cutting board
Wooden spoon
Spatula
Measuring cups
Mixing bowl
Freezer safe storage container

Prep (day before):
Begin by making simple syrup, a combination of water and sugar. Place a medium sized pot on the stove over medium heat. Add the water and sugar and allow it to come to a boil for about 5 minutes and turn off the heat. Let the simple syrup cool to room temperature and chill in the refrigerator overnight. 

We used a fresh pineapple but you can buy the pineapple already chopped up from the grocery store if you would like. Remove the top and skin of the pineapple. Slice into thick slices. Be sure to remove the core. You can leave the pineapple in wedges or cut it into chunks. Store your sliced pineapple in the refrigerator also so that it is very cold.


Directions (day of):
Place about 2 1/2 cups of chopped pineapple and  1/4 cup of loosely packed fresh cilantro in the blender. Puree in the blender for 1 minute. Transfer the pineapple puree into a measuring cup to measure.

TIP: The trick with a good sorbet is to have equal parts fruit to equal parts simple syrup.

Add the pineapple and cilantro puree to a mixing bowl and add equal parts simple syrup. We used 2 cups pineapple and cilantro puree to 2 cups simple syrup. Give it a quick stir.

Add the sorbet mixture to your ice cream machine and follow the manufacture's instructions. Once done, transfer your sorbet to a freezer safe storage container and freeze for 2 hours before serving.

For those of you that do not have an ice cream maker, you can still make this but it will take a little more work. Add the sorbet mixture to a freezer safe storage container and put it in the freezer. You will need to take the mixture out of the freezer and stir it every 30 minutes to get a smooth texture. Repeat until the mixture has frozen. 




48 comments:

  1. Cool! Love the interesting combo. This will be perfect for anytime of the day in our part of the world!

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  2. This is the second ice creamy recipe I've found in two days that looks AMAZING!! We are making ice cream this week for grandpa's birthday and now I REALLY don't know what to make. Pinning! I'll let you know how it turns out ;)

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    1. Its really good and unique.. People the dont like cilantro have told us that they like it...

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  3. Wow! I love this flavor combo! I had an uncle that upon moving to Texas, became obsessed with cilantro. He grew up in the midWest and never had it before. He always said he wanted to make cilantro ice cream! Here's my chance! :)

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    1. =) Its great.. You should give it a try

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  4. Really good flavors - that needs a touch of tequila and it is perfect for a party ;)

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    1. lol.. hey.. that would be a great addition...

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  5. This is indeed a beautiful pairing of flavors-nice!

    I am following you back!

    Velva

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  6. Fabulous guys. What a team you guys are! Huge fan of the blog guys keep it up! You have new fans!

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  7. Fantastic flavors! Sounds so interesting!

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  8. This is a very interesting recipe & sounds very refreshing too! Just the right type of dessert for the summer!

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  9. Love this refreshing dessert. Would love to have this as our weather here is always so hot.

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    1. Let us know if you give it a try Mich.. Its very different...

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  10. I JUST chopped up a pineapple! They were $2 this week at the store. But I used up all my cilantro. So sad.

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  11. I think this might enter the OMG Realm!! Pure awesomeness. Love the tropical flavors, but the cilantro brings it to a whole new level.
    Love.

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  12. Love the flavor combination of this sorbet! Great post.

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  13. Exquisite! What a wonderful flavor combination.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  14. Yes, yes, yes...we LOVE pineapples! Yum!!

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  15. This sounds soooo good! I love cilantro in anything! I had recently tasted a cilantro, jalapeno sorbet and this reminded me of that. Am surely making this!! Thanks for the delicious recipe!

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    1. The cilantro jalapeno combination must be good!!!

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  16. This combination is refreshing and has summer written all over it. Glad I stumbled upon your blog and I am happily going through the past posts. I have never worked with cilantro in my sweet treats and will be listing this down to try sometime soon. Cheers, Jo

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  17. Sounds divine! Now, if only it would get warm enough here so I could have some!

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  18. One of my favorite cocktails at a Mexican restaurant in the West Village has pineapple and cilantro! Love that combo! This sorbet sounds so refreshing! I need to buy an ice cream maker ASAP

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    1. The attachment for the kitchenaid work great!

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  19. What a refreshing idea...I love sweet and savory together. This just sets me a good mood...I'm all ready for the warmer weather. Blessings, Catherine

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  20. Bring on the summer with this yummyness!!

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  21. What a delightful flavor combination. The recipe for your pineapple-cilantro-sorbet sounds heavenly! And what a nice presentation - yes, I noticed that you used one of the pretty fabrics that you bought for your food photography!

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    1. Thank Andrea... We were excited to use it... =)

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