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Pineapple-Coconut Sorbet

Summer 2002, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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A touch of coconut milk—infused with fresh ginger for a subtle kick—complements sweet pineapple and creates a luxurious consistency in this sorbet.


Pineapple-Coconut Sorbet

Makes: 8 servings, 1/2 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup “lite” coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 1/4-inch-thick slices peeled fresh ginger, crushed
  • 1 pineapple, (about 3 1/2 pounds), peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

Preparation

  1. Combine coconut milk, sugar and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 20 minutes. Strain into a large bowl.
  2. Place pineapple in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the pineapple puree to the coconut milk mixture and whisk until blended. Whisk in lime juice. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  3. Pour the pineapple mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. (Alternatively, freeze mixture in a shallow metal pan until solid, about 6 hours. Break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth.)
  4. Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and let harden in the freezer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Serve in chilled dishes.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week. | Equipment: Ice cream maker or food processor

Nutrition

Per serving: 157 calories; 1 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 3 g fiber; 6 mg sodium; 233 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: 72 mg Vitamin C (120% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate


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