Friday, July 24, 2009

Double Scoop


I’ve always like the idea of sorbet, as it’s a fat-free frozen dessert option and inherently light and refreshing. Unfortunately, I usually find the ones from the grocery store overly sweet and flavorless. Then last winter I tapped into the sorbet section of The Perfect Scoop and have been hooked ever since. I was about to write that my favorite to date has been this pineapple one I made last weekend, but then I remembered how much I loved, not to mention how many times I made, tangerine-meyer lemon sorbet last winter. And pink grapefruit-champagne. Anyway, I’ll call the pineapple my favorite summer flavor. I think it’s the texture that makes this dessert so delectable; it’s much creamier than most sorbets I’ve had. This recipe is definitely worth the time it takes to cut up a pineapple, which really isn’t that long. This recipe gets a 9 for Deliciousness and a 2 for Effort, giving it an EDR of 4.5. Click HERE for a printable recipe. But if you have an ice cream maker and not the The Perfect Scoop, I recommend the investment.



I made the pineapple sorbet last Saturday, and I had to make it again on Thursday night for two reasons: 1) I loved it and it went really fast and 2) My boyfriend made mint chocolate chip ice cream, and I needed a healthier dessert option to prevent myself from gobbling it up. The recipe for the mint chocolate chip ice cream came from “The Weekly Scoop” feature of My Baking Adventures. I had printed the recipe out on Monday, but probably wasn’t going to get to it until at least Wednesday. Since we had been out of ice cream for about two days (a real famine), Mr. Penpen took it upon himself to make it on Tuesday evening. The mint chocolate chip rates a 10 for Deliciousness and a .5 for Effort (I had to go downstairs twice to locate ingredients for him), giving it an EDR of 20 – off the charts. Click HERE to get the recipe from Megan’s site; this is truly great ice cream.

7 comments:

jillbert said...

This sounds so good! I've made a couple of sorbets and I was wondering about pineapple. I'll need to try this one next.

I had to delete an extra "http//" from your link but then I was able to get to the printable recipe.

Jessica said...

How funny, I made that exact same sorbet last weekend, too! It's so delicious, isn't it? I absolutely loved it. I think that I'm going to make it again with the toasted coconut ice cream, and have a little pina colada ice cream party.

Megan said...

I am ECSTATIC that you loved the mint chocolate chip. It's all gone from my house, too. Which means only one thing - make more!

I've never seen an EDR of 20 before, this is truly newsworthy!!!

Kaitlin said...

I absolutely love sorbet, too, but make it far too infrequently. The idea of pineapple sorbet is making me salivate! Yum!

Tracey said...

I'm so glad you tried the mint chocolate chip! I saw it on Megan's site and immediately added it to my list to make asap! I have to make Dorie's vanilla tonight for TWD and my husband (he won't eat mint cc) but next up is the mint chocolate chip - I can't wait, it's my favorite!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I love that you got to award a 20 EDR even if you had to cheat a bit to do so... all of your ice creams and sorbets sound great. Have you tried the Pina Colada Sherbet from Perfect Scoop? It has coconut milk and is so creamy and delicious.

margot said...

I was actually going to make coconut-pineapple this time, but I forgot to buy coconut milk. I can't wait to try it before the end of summer.