Monday, August 25, 2008

Pineapple Sorbet

A few weeks ago I mentioned my new ice cream maker. Since I got it, I've made several recipes and had several flops. I don't normally have such problems when I'm trying something new so I've been determined to get it right. A couple of times I didn't freeze the bowl long enough so I ended up with soup (the case of the Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream and the Banana Sorbet I attempted this weekend). Then, I made Peach Frozen Yogurt from the recipe in the manual and no one liked it (too sour- I think we all love Golden Spoon!). I also made Dorie's Vanilla Ice Cream but in the course of cooking the custard and chasing the baby I ended up cooking it to about 15 degrees higher than recommended. Needless to say, when it froze it tasted pretty crazy (though the cooked version reminded me a bit of pastry cream, which I love!).

So anyways, last night I was determined to do something right with this sweet new appliance. I froze the bowl over night and decided to try Pineapple sorbet. I used frozen pineapple from Trader Joe's so it was nice and cold before going into the mixer even. I'm sure canned pineapple (or fresh) would work too but would take longer to freeze. The resulting sorbet was flavorful, fresh, and so pretty. Finally. You can see my assistant couldn't hardly keep his hands off it for the photos. Let's just say, I'm going to try and clear a spot in the freezer and I'll be making this again. And please let me know if you have some amazing ice cream recipes!

Frozen Pineapple Sorbet
by Anne Strawberry

1 lb Frozen Pineapple Chunks
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
6 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
1/3 Cup Water

Combine all ingredients in food processor with metal blade and pulse until smooth. Pour into freezer bowl of ice cream maker and churn until thick. Eat immediately or allow two hours in the freezer to harden sorbet.

13 comments:

Jess said...

I love pineapple sorbet...that looks so refreshing! I made one from David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop which was so easy and good: http://cookbookhabit.blogspot.com/2008/07/easy-pineapple-sorbet.html

Beth said...

Never made a pinapple sorbet before - sounds delicious. I always keep the bowl for my ice cream maker in my freezer at all times, just in case I fancy knocking up an ice cream on a whim!!

Aggie said...

I just got my ice cream maker too...my first try was ginger gelato and it turned out awesome, my second was vanilla ice cream but I don't think it came out the way it was supposed to. Is it possible to overchurn? It kinda fell apart when it froze.

I like the sound of this pineapple sorbet! Yum! I'll have to try this!

Maria said...

Glad you found a recipe you like! We got a new ice cream maker this summer and we have been playing around. It is fun! I think chocolate hazelnut is still my favorite! I will have to try your sorbet!

Erin said...

This looks great! I love sorbet, but I've never made a pineapple version before. I'll have to give it a try!

Jenny said...

Yay, I just splurged and bought a cuisinart one. I can't wait to try your yummy looking sorbet!

kim said...

this looks really delicious, i love pineapple! (cute pics of baby fingers are pretty great, too :))
btw i gave you an award on my blog :)

Mary Ann said...

This looks marvelous! I love sorbet. Congrats on figuring out your machine! and the world peace cookies look amazing as well.

Natashya said...

I am glad that it worked out for you in the end. I would just store the bowl in the freezer so it is always frozen solid. If you have the room. A second bowl is also helpful.
I remember having the not-frozen-enough bowl experiences when I first got mine, now I only use it if it has been in the freezer overnight.
I wish you much good in your future ice cream making!

Prudy said...

That sorbet sounds deeelish and I love those wp cookies below too. I've got to make my own pineapple sorbet because I can't find it here.

Prudy said...

That sorbet sounds deeelish and I love those wp cookies below too. I've got to make my own pineapple sorbet because I can't find it here.

Cathy said...

Oh my word. That sorbet looks delish. And that might just be the cutest picture EVER with the little baby hands about to grab the bowl. Your pictures are wonderful!

Matt said...

Your sorbet sounds delicious and looks wonderful. And those little dimpled baby hands are adorable!