Piña Colada Sorbet

Desserts, Gluten-Free, Ice Cream, Latin / Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Piña Colada Sorbet

You know how frustrating it is when you push your lawn mower to the front yard, pull the starter cord and nothing happens? Because the thing is totally out of gas?

That’s my brain today.

Which means it’s a perfect day for a recipe that’s barely a recipe, like this Piña Colada Sorbet.

Preferably with a splash of rum.

This recipe is so simple, it might make you suspicious. I mean, two of the ingredients come in a can! What?

You just stir together some pineapple juice, cream of coconut and lime juice, pour the mixture into your ice cream maker, and freeze it. Bang, boom, voila! And, as a reward for all of that non-effort, you get this icy, creamy, bright and fruity concoction that will take your puddin’ brain to a tropical paradise.

It’s delicious alone or with slices of fresh tropical fruit, but if you want to take the experience completely over the top, blend the sorbet with your favorite rum for a slushy piña colada.

It might not heal your brain, but it can do magical things for your limbo.

Piña Colada Sorbet

Adapted from Sarabeth Levine’s “Sarabeth’s Bakery”

Serve this sorbet with tropical fruits. Or, scoop it into a glass, douse it with rum, and serve as a slushy cocktail.

Makes about 1 quart

  • 3 cups canned unsweetened pineapple juice (about 4 small cans)
  • 1 cup canned sweetened cream of coconut (like Coco Lopez, NOT coconut milk), whisked well
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a medium bowl, and whisk to combine.
  2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Pack the sorbet into a covered container, and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.

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