Passionfruit Sherry Sorbet

Remember the heat wave that baked much of the northeast in a couple weeks ago June? It drove me to seek relief in the arms of this sorbet. A quick raid of the fridge for fruit / fruit-like ingredients yielded passionfruit pulp. Plus I had some sherry on hand. So I took Brilynn's advice. Especially the part where she said, "Alcohol is your friend"!

Heres what I did:
1. Dissolved one third cup sugar in half a cup of passion fruit pulp. Diluted it with a quarter cup water.
2. Warmed it in the microwave to get everything to dissolve.
3. Cooled the mixture and added a cup of sherry.
4. Refrigerated for 4 hours or more.

The Verdict:
Hands down, its the simplest way to make a sorbet. And since I used the microwave to heat up my 'simple syrup', I didn't have to turn the stove on or heat up the kitchen. Yay! The alcohol in the sherry (11-20%) prevents the sorbet from freezing solid. The combination of sherry and passionfruit makes for a nice balance between tart and sweet, tropical and citrusy.

I like making sorbets at home. For one thing you can adjust sweetness and alcohol content to your taste. Previous flavors included a
Pineapple Chardonnay Sorbet. I've also been toying with a raspberry version, inspired by David Leibovitz' legendary Apple Reisling Sorbet.

This one goes to Click for Bri. Godspeed and peace.
Mike at Mike's Table is hosting You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Frozen Desserts! It also goes to Lore at Culinarty who is hosting "Original Recipes"! Join us at the round-up!


Asha said...

LOL @ "Alcohol is your friend!". Don't believe in that too much though! HeHe!!
Love Passion fruit, only thing I get here is Passion fruit juice. Looks you Smita, do need that now!:))

Mallika said...

Alcohol is most certainly my friend... loving this simple sorbet idea! Bring on the frozen booze...

Brilynn said...

This sounds great! I don't use passion fruit nearly enough as it's not as common here, but I should seek it out for some sorbet!

Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous combo of flavours!!! that's a pretty yellow.

Traveling Tummy said...

Wow! Love this idea and the pineapple chardonnay one too!

Jude said...

Never ever tried passionfruit before. Mind sending a pint over? :)

Fearless Kitchen said...

This was a brilliant idea. I don't kow that I'd have thought of combining sherry and passionfruit. I also don't know where to get passionfruit. But it looks fantastic!

ServesYouRight said...

Asha - Thanks! Passionfruit is a nice change from the usual pineapple / orange type flavors.

Mallika - I'm with you there!!

Bri - Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Click - Thank you :-) And many thanks for hosting!

TT - Go for it, girl! Make up some new ones!

Jude - Absolutely! Its in the mail ;-)

Fearless Kitchen - Thank you! I think this recipe will work with fresh fruit as well as frozen pulp. Its really quite forgiving so make it your own :-)