Couple of weeks ago I got my impulse buy at Costco. Well I don't know how much of an impulse it is when you desire something for years and even have it, still, on your blog wish list. Normally the kitchen appliance box will get into the kitchen, sit there for awhile and then be transferred to the basement, unopened, for a year! This time around it got as far as the top of the basement step and sure enough two weeks later, this week I made my first two batches of sorbet.
1 ripe pineapple
Directions: Peel and cube pineapple. In a blender puree pineapple chunks to smooth consistency.
Add to pineapple puree 1/2 amount of syrup below:
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup lime juice
Directions: Add water and sugar over medium heat and let sugar dissolve. Stir couple of times. Remove from heat once sugar dissolves and add lime juice. Let cool a bit. Use half the syrup amount for the pineapple sorbet. Save the remaining half for another sorbet.
Directions continued: In a bowl with tight lid add the pineapple and half the syrup. Refrigerate mixture until cool. Follow manufacturer's directions for chilling ice cream maker bowls. Add chilled pineapple into frozen ice cream maker and let churn until you reach semi solid consistency. The process if fairly quick 20-30 minutes. It you work in small batches it works better.
1. Soft serve immediately out of ice cream maker and freeze the rest.
2. Let frozen sorbet sit at room temperature for 20 minutes or so. Check if softened and wet ice cream scooper with cold water prior to scooping. Enjoy!!