Friday, August 03, 2007

Kiwi-Ginger Sorbet Helps Beat the Heat

What to do when you have impulsively bought ten kiwi fruit only because they were 10/$.99? Make sorbet of course!
I alway have a stash of fresh ginger root on hand when I am pregnant (in case I need an early morning brew of ginger tea to sooth an upset tummy), and so with ripe kiwis and ginger available, it was a no-brainer for today's beat-the-heat solution. It's HOT!

I tried making a few popsicles with the sorbet, but it was pretty soft and perhaps didn't freeze long enough, so they were not very structurally sound. But they were cute and very refreshing!

Kiwi-Ginger Sorbet

1 tablespoon peeled and finely grated fresh ginger root
½ cup sugar
1 ¼ cups water
5 kiwi fruit

Put sugar and water in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Add the ginger and cook for one minute, then strain into a bowl and chill until very cold. (For a more pungent ginger taste, allow syrup to cool with the ginger remaining inside and strain when cold. Not recommended for toddlers!)

Peel the kiwi and blend until very smooth. Add the puree to the chilled syrup and mix well.
Churn in an ice cream maker until think. Transfer to a plastic tub and freeze until ready to serve.
Serves 6.


Mandy said...

Gorgeous colour.

Amber said...

How pretty! I miss our icecream maker. We should have taken it out of storage this past Xmas and cranked out some festive flavors but I guess we were too low on energy and initiative.
So are you noticing any differences with this pregnancy yet? Or are ou feeling the same as you did with Noah? I had a bit of insomnia and headaches with Acadia that I didn't experience with Blaise. I also gained 10 less lbs with her (which to me confirmed my girl premonitions:)

Zaak said...

I can barely hold myself back.

Only a woman thinks about putting a ribbon on popsicles for a photo. Funny.

Nora B. said...

The sorbet is so pretty and the popsicles are cute! Kiwi and ginger is a terrific combination. I bought candied kiwi slices from the market a few weeks ago and still haven't figured out what to do with them - any ideas?

I like ginger tea too. I have a sensitive tummy that ginger always helps.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

I love,love,love the little kiwi pops!

Anonymous said...

Looks so good. I love the presentation! Yes, Zaak even the ribbons!

Kajal@aapplemint said...

aw these look so pretty.and the green ribbon just gives it that classy touch.Great looking popsicles honey.u got me longing some, and i know the only way i'm getting some is if i make them myself :(

Aimée said...

Hi Mandy- Thanks!

Hi Amber- it's not as fun to make ice cream in the winter...and I have a feeling this one is a girl. I'll email you.

Zaak- I would venture to say that there is a guy or two out there who has used ribbons to dress up a pop!

Hi Nora- Thanks! Hmm, candied kiwi, that must be really sweet. I'll have to think about that one.

Hi Amanda- Thanks! They are cute, eh?

Hi Miranda- Come over and try some!

Hi Kate- That's sweet of you to say so! Thank you.

Jen said...
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Jen said...

wow, I love the colours! This is a great way to beat the heat. I must make note of this for summer.

Belinda said...

I love kiwi, I love ginger...and the two together sound like a perfect combination...not to mention how pretty that green is. :-)

Patricia Scarpin said...

So beautiful, Aimée! What a wonderful way of using kiwis.

Anonymous said...

Your sorbet is so beautiful. I like the popsicles :)

April said...

Hi, it reminds me very much of Stephanie and her very tolerable taste buds. Good memories

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! I love the color in the sorbet and the ribbons are too cute.

Aimée said...

Hi jenjen- Hope you enjoy some of your own next summer! Of course, 'kiwi' takes on a whole new meaning down under, doesn't it? :)

Hi Belinda- Thanks, that's very sweet of you.

Hi Patricia- Thanks so much!

Hi Ninja- Yay! More support for the popsicles!

Hi April- Ah yes, she did love to eat.

Hi Lynn- Thanks! I knew a woman would appreciate the ribbons. :)

Nora B. said...

Hi again, I tried a piece of the candied kiwi and surprisingly, it wasn't that sweet. And it had a slight tangy/sour taste too.


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