Make this refreshing dessert for Cinco de Mayo this year.
Keeping this week’s post short and sweet as I’ve been quite busy lately with various projects for the blog, my day job, and a pretty active social schedule. All fun things, but sometimes it’s hard to keep up! I didn’t want Cinco de Mayo to pass without posting this dessert. It’s a perfectly refreshing cool treat (if only the weather in NYC would warm up already) and super easy to make.
If you don’t happen to have anything planned this year, bookmark this recipe for summer. The refreshing lime and pineapple combination will be perfect to end a summer dinner party when no one wants a heavy dessert.
I used my Kitchen Aid ice cream attachment to make this sorbet, so the recipe instructions are based on that machine; however, I’m sure whichever machine you have will work fine – just follow its instructions. If you’re using the Kitchen Aid, freeze the bowl attachment at least a day ahead of time. Hope you all enjoy!
A refreshing dessert which riffs on the classic Margarita cocktail flavors minus the alcohol. Please note - for the best results I would recommend preparing the simple syrup and pineapple puree at least 8 hours ahead of time to allow for proper chilling.
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1/4 cup Simple Syrup
- 2 cups pineapple chopped and pureed
- 1/4 cup and 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp lime zest
- flaky salt for garnish (optional)
Make simple syrup by simmering 2 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar in a large saucepan until the sugar completely dissolves. Let chill for at least 8 hours.
Puree pineapple and lime juice until very smooth and let chill for at least 8 hours.
Follow instructions for your ice cream maker. I use a Kitchen Aid attachment so I chill the bowl apparatus for at least one day ahead of time.
Set the Kitchen Aid on Stir (level 1) or whatever your ice cream maker suggests. Add the simple syrup and puree to the machine carefully. Churn for 12 minutes or until the sorbet reaches your desired consistency. Halfway through the 12 minutes add the lime zest.
Transfer sorbet to an airtight container and chill for at least 2 hours; however, I would suggest longer. The consistency is pretty soft.
Do you prefer ice cream or sorbet? If you’re more of an ice cream person, head over to this recipe for a delicious no-churn peanut butter cup ice cream or here for a decadent and sophisticated lemon-olive oil flavor.