Dessert: Piña Colada Sorbet

securedownload-8With another round of BLT Pasta (recipe here), the wife was off with something new to satisfy our nightly sweet tooth…sweet teeth (?)…whatever.  Anyway, before we had actually gotten dinner together, she had thrown together some piña colada sorbet.  I didn’t even know she made it until I heard our ice cream machine churning away.

We got the ice cream bug a little bit ago when we made bourbon ice cream with salty buttered pecans (recipe here).  We had talked about doing ice cream again, but hadn’t gotten the chance.  With being on some diets before family pictures…gotta look good…we thought about what we could do to make up some healthy ice cream alternatives.  The wife had done a pineapple sorbet like option before in the Vitamix, but this time she found a recipe and went to work.

The recipe comes from a blog (SkinnyTaste.com) that we have gotten a lot of good recipes from in the past.  For our needs here we found a recipe for piña colada sorbet.  You can see below that there is little actually in the recipe and little that you’ll need to make it.  We happened to have some pineapple around the house, so all we had to do was grab some coconut milk from the store.  For this round of the recipe we left our the rum.  Like I said before, in about three minutes the mix was made and in the ice cream machine.  After a little bit in the machine, it was into the basement freezer.  We left it there for a good few hours while we went about our business.

After dinner and before trampoline time with the kid, we broke out the sorbet.  The wife is not one just to serve up a bland bowl of sorbet or ice cream.  She presents it.  Just look at the shots below.  You can’t beat this service folks!  I’m a lucky (and surprisingly not 500lbs) man.  To add some additional flavor to the sorbet we topped it off with some Dang Toasted Coconut Chips.

Okay…sidebar.  I have to take a minute to talk about these Dang Toasted Coconut Chips.  Holy crap.  Seriously folks, they are legit.  If you are a fan of coconut then these are a must.  The wife got them in her monthly PopSugar box and they are amazing.  We went through the little bag from the box and already grabbed two more bags off of Amazon.  These things go great in some yogurt, on top of sorbet, or just by hand straight to the face.

Back to the sorbet.  So, with the sorbet topped with toasted coconut chips, the wife also threw on a few blueberries.  It may have been just for show as mine was the only one with the blueberries, but they damn well worked.  The sorbet was delicious.  It definitely tasted like piña colada.  If you want another comparison, it reminded us of the Dole Whip from Disney.  I finished my bowl so quick I narrowly avoided a brain freeze.

I can’t wait to finish off the quart of this stuff tomorrow (or late tonight…don’t judge).  Oh…and lastly, we got to use our new Tovolo Sweet Treats Tub.  I have no idea where the wife finds these little kitchen gadgets sometimes, but it’s the perfect container for your homemade ice creams and/or sorbets.  Of course the one that she ordered was pink.  In any case, it’s a solid container and just the right size for a quart or so of our homemade deliciousness.

Now, excuse me…there’s a freezer with my name on it.

Piña Colada Sorbet

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fresh pineapple, peeled and cored
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp dark rum (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut the pineapple into chunks.
  2. Puree in a blender with sugar, coconut milk, and rum if using until smooth.
  3. Chill thoroughly then freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturers directions.
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