K is for kiwi, as in this Kiwi Lime Sorbet.
But before we get into the recipe, I want to talk about one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. For the longest time (like 10+ years), one of the items at the top of my kitchen wishlist was an ice cream maker. Last year, I was finally able to purchase one via Amazon and have it delivered to my house here in Mexico. You know how sometimes you buy a new kitchen gadget that you're super excited about, but then end up not using it as much as you thought you would? Well, thankfully, that was not the case with my ice cream maker. I love my Cuisinart Ice Cream Machine and use it pretty much year-round. My only complaint is that a liter and a half of homemade ice cream is barely enough for the six of us. I either need to buy another freezer bowl or a bigger machine, so I can have enough ice cream to share with family and friends. But if I did that, then I'd have to get a bigger freezer to store all the ice cream. Ay, ay, ay!
I've been reluctant to share ice cream recipes here in my cocina, because I know not everyone has an ice cream maker. But in trying to come up with a recipe starting with the letter K, the first thing that came to mind was this Kiwi Lime Sorbet. It's sweet and refreshing, with just a hint of tartness from the lime.
If you don't have an ice cream maker, you can freeze the kiwi-lime mixture in a baking dish, scraping the with a fork every hour, until completely. Be sure to let me know in the comments below if you'd like to see more ice cream recipes.
Kiwi Lime Sorbet
- 2 lbs. fresh kiwi, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup cold water
- 1/3 cup lime juice
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Place the kiwi, sugar, water, lime juice, corn syrup, and salt in a blender; puree until smooth. Turn on the ice cream maker, and slowly pour the kiwi lime puree into the frozen freezer bowl. Let churn for about 20 to 25 minutes until thickened. Spoon ice cream into a freezer-safe container; cover container. Chill sorbet in freezer for at least 2 hours before serving. Enjoy!