Made with Fresh Pomelo and Ginger Syrup, this Sorbet is the Perfect Light Dessert!
Pomelo is one of my favorite exotic fruits. They are from Southeast Asia and taste similar to a grapefruit, but a little milder. Gingered Pomelo Sorbet is a recipe I came up with to combine the light, tart citrus flavor with another Asian flavor profile, fresh ginger. I think this sorbet would make a wonderful palate cleanser between courses for a Thai dinner or a light, fresh dessert.
For a step-by-step tutorial on how to prepare a fresh Pomelo, please see my post here.
Gingered Pomelo Sorbet
Fresh Pomelo and a hint of ginger flavor make this sorbet a light and refreshing spring treat.
- 1 1/2 cups pomelo fruit
- 1 lime juiced
- 1/2 cup ginger syrup see link below to recipe
- 2 cups blood orange soda see link below
Place the bowl of your ice cream maker in the freezer 12 hours ahead of time. We used a kitchen aid ice cream maker attachment, which works very well for this recipe.
Combine the pomelo pieces and lime juice in a container and blend with an immersion (stick) blender until smooth. Pour through a sieve and press to extract the juice. Discard the pulp. (makes about 1 cup juice)
Stir in the ginger syrup and soda and place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill. When your ice cream maker bowl is ready, and the mixture has chilled, attach the bowl to your stand mixer. Attach the paddle securely and start the mixer on low speed. It is important that the mixer is moving when you pour the liquid into the bowl or else the mixture will freeze solid and you will not be able to move the paddle.
Pour in the liquid and process for 10-15 minutes, until the mixture is thickened and slushy. Scoop the mixture into a loaf pan or other container and freeze for about 2-4 hours or overnight. If necessary, allow the sorbet to sit out for a few minutes to soften, scoop and serve.
If you cannot find fresh Pomelo, grapefruit may be substituted. The result will be slightly more tart.
The recipe above uses ginger syrup, which I made previously for another post. It is a basic simple syrup with 1/2 cup each of water and sugar, along with fresh sliced ginger. The exact recipe can be found here or it can be purchased ready made. Blood orange soda can also be purchased through amazon.com.