4.20.2013

Coconut Sorbet


Looks like little snowballs in a dish, doesn't it? Here's one more recipe winner from Sophie Dahl. Her coconut sorbet couldn't be simpler, faster or more delicious.  This recipe doesn't make a large amount, so if you're serving 4 or 5, you may want to double it. The advantage to the smaller amount is you can make it in an afternoon and serve it to your family for dinner. It chills and then freezes quickly.
The lime imparts a nice tang in this sorbet and you'll love it for summer; serve it with fruit, a drizzle of chocolate sauce or with a cookie or two, but DO make it.


Coconut Sorbet
From Very Fond of Food by Sophie Dahl




Ingredients:
Generous 1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup coconut milk
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1/2 cup shredded dry coconut

Method:
Place the water and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut milk, lime juice and coconut. Allow to cool somewhat, then refrigerate until cold. This is a very small amount and will not take much time.
Churn in your ice cream maker. This won't take as long as regular ice cream. Remove to a container and place in your freezer. If you don't have an ice cream maker, freeze in a plastic container for a couple hours, then put in your blender and whip, then place back in the container in the freezer for 2 hours.

32 comments:

  1. These DO look like snowballs...but the delicious kind! The coconut flavor would definitely transport me to a tropical location...at least in my mind. :)

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  2. I think the lime would be a wonderful addition to this dessert!

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  3. Nice! I made a coconut ice cream once that I just loved, but I'm even more enamored by the idea of a lighter, refreshing sorbet!

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  4. This look amazing Barbara, more than amazing, georgeous!!!!

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  5. Barbara amiga es toda una delicia quiero probar esta idea maravillosa se ve muy rico,abrazos y abrazos.

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  6. Oh yum! Yet another of your recipes I'd go make right this minute, if I had all the ingredients.

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  7. Can't wait to try this! Must be very delicious.

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  8. Sorry that I've been away and not reading your sweet blog for a month or so, I was moving to a new apartment with all the hassels, and I am still fixing and unpacking all the boxes "which SUX"
    I missed reading your blog :D

    XoXo
    http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

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  9. Bookmarking this one for warm weather!

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  10. I've never made a coconut sorbet - I like that there's lime in it to refresh the palate and cut through some of the sweetness and creaminess. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. These snowballs would be a welcome sight in the heat of summer! And, the lime sounds great with coconut. This is going on my to-try list.

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  12. So cute it looks like snow. I am sure it tastes great too

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  13. You must be careful mentioning the 'S' word around here. We actually had snow showers on Friday :(

    I love coconut! I hope to try this one day soon. Did you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

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  14. How refreshing! I love this.

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  15. Perfect for the warm days ahead.
    Mimi

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  16. This is brilliant! I adore coconut ice-cream/sorbet and must try this recipe. Fantastic for the summer (or anytime, really) :)

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  17. I know I will love this. I'm thinking recipe is a serving for one--that will be me. :)

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  18. how pristine and lovely! it's definitely like untouched snow but far better because it'd taste delicious. :)

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  19. Delicious coconut flavour :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  20. I'd rather have sorbet in the summer than ice cream, it's so much more refreshing. I love the flavor of coconut and lime together !

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  21. Having just come back from Maui a couple of weeks ago, I am so craving this. Coconut anything always makes me long to be back on a tropical island. ;)

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  22. I'm intimidated by sorbet!

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  23. Now that the weather is not still suitable for ice cream this sorbet is perfect to refresh us and take away the first heat of spring!

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  24. this makes me long for summer! delicious!

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  25. I adore coconut so this would be on my list for when the weather warms up again! :D

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  26. Bookmark, bookmark, bookmark!!!

    Why have I never thought to make coconut sorbet before. Honestly!!!

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  27. Barbara...looks great...I love everything that has coconut, so tasty and refreshing :)
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  28. love the simplicity of this recipe--just 4 ingredients, plus water! ideal for all kinds of diet preferences, including vegan.

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  29. Delicious, Barbara. I can just picture this on a warm summer day... like snow in the tropics. I should make less ice cream and more sorbet!

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