Jul 1, 2010

by Kiku Reidhead


July and August are the hottest months of the year in Provo, so find fun ways keep cool. There are plenty of places to escape the heat within an easy 15-minute drive of BYU campus.  Take a trip out to Utah Lake and go for a swim. Or, rent a kayak or raft from BYU's Outdoors Unlimited and drift down the Provo River. If you'd rather stay in town, Seven Peaks Water Park or Orem's Scera Park Pool are good options. Before you head out for your activity, spend some time making delicious and refreshing fruit sorbet together. It will take about 3 to 4 hours for the sorbet to completely freeze, so stick it in the freezer while you're out and then come back to enjoy it! There are many different kinds of fruit in season during the summer, so let those creative juices flow and design a flavor all your own.

Homemade Fruit Sorbet
6 Servings

Simple Syrup:
2/3 cup white granulated sugar
2/3 cup water

Boil water. Add sugar and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Chill while preparing fruit puree.

Fruit Puree:
4 cups prepared* fresh or frozen fruit
juice of half of a small lemon

Place prepared fruit and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Add cooled simple syrup and blend until combined. Use an electric ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions, or just pour into an 8x9 pan, cover with plastic wrap, and place in freezer. Pull sorbet out of the freezer a few minutes before serving to partially thaw. Serve and enjoy.

*If using fruit with a skin like peaches, apples, mangoes, etc. peel and slice before blending for the best texture and flavor. If using frozen fruit, let thaw before using.

Fruit combination suggestions:
Apricot and mango
Strawberry and banana
Pineapple and banana
Strawberry and mango
Raspberry and peach Also, try Chef John's Strawberry Sorbet recipe

1 comment:

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