Four-Step Kiwi Sorbet

by Emily Steers on 05/31/2011

You all probably know my position on fruit in dessert by now:


But I do love fruit sorbet.  I made strawberry sorbet this time last year, and now I decided to make a bright green version!

Two Fun Facts:

  1. When I was little, my dad called this particular shade of green “bug guts green.”
  2. When I was little, I thought kiwi fruits were kiwi birds, just decapitated and de-winged.

They aren’t.

Believe it or not, this sorbet (like most fruit sorbets I make) only have four steps.

  1. Clean and chop up fruit.
  2. Cover the fruit evenly with granulated sugar.  Let sit for at least an hour, preferably a few, in the fridge.
  3. Take the fruit out of the fridge and blend.
  4. Once blended, put in your ice cream maker and churn until frozen.

Isn’t that so cool?

For the above sorbet, I only used 8 kiwi fruits and a half cup of sugar!

What’s on your summer dessert list?

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Upscale Downhome May 31, 2011 at 7:47 PM

My son is the sorbet maker at our home. He got his own ice cream maker for Christmas. He loves kiwi so I will pass along the recipe to him. I hope he tries it soon. Thanks for sharing!


Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies May 31, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Oh yum. I’ve made kiwi sorbet too and I think it’s now my favorite flavor of sorbet.


emily June 1, 2011 at 9:25 PM

my BF is scoffing at the color, but it’s his loss! it’s tart and sweet and sooo yummy.


Emily June 1, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Looks so refreshing!!! Come on over and link up to my party!


emily June 1, 2011 at 9:24 PM

thanks for the invite! this stuff definitely tastes like summer in a cup. not a whole lot is left, i’ll be honest!


Name Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum June 1, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Comment This dessert looks so delicious! I am so glad that the bowl of my ice cream maker is frozen and ready to go! I can’t wait to try this!


emily June 1, 2011 at 9:21 PM

i store mine in the freezer too– i guess that’s the upside of having *no* cabinet space!


Frugal in WV June 1, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Looks yummy and perfect for the 90 degree days we’ve been getting around here! Thanks for the recipe!


emily June 1, 2011 at 9:20 PM

just in the nick of time for summer in most places, but here in LA it’s actually pretty mild still. definitely not getting above 80* yet!


StarletStarlet June 1, 2011 at 9:12 AM

That’s all you need, really? No need to add water or juice or any liquid? Imma try this for my strawberries – there are too many of them. This would be a good way to preserve them.


emily June 1, 2011 at 9:20 PM

that’s it! the sugar pulls a lot of liquid out of the ripe fruit, so that’s where the syrup comes from. it’s neat– but can be very sticky!


Katelyn Benton June 1, 2011 at 10:38 AM

That looks amazing. If you keep posting delicious pictures of food that I know is only a few blocks away, I’m going to start randomly knocking on your door with a fork in hand.


emily June 1, 2011 at 9:19 PM

you totally should! sunday afternoons are baking and cooking afternoons. usually up to my eyeballs in sweets. my waistline will thank me if i can share with more people!


Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife June 1, 2011 at 1:32 PM

That sounds so delicious! Especially considering it’s 100 degrees here. And I LOVE sorbet…


emily June 1, 2011 at 9:19 PM

it’s nice that it’s not *too* sugary; like you don’t feel like you’re eating syrup. kid friendly enough, i guess!


Ada June 1, 2011 at 2:44 PM

How easy is that?! It looks yummy! I’m dying to get an ice cream maker but can’t justify it just yet.

My summer desserts are actually pretty fruit-centric: rhubarb cobbler, blueberry pie, peach cobbler, etc. etc, all with a big blob of vanilla ice cream


emily June 1, 2011 at 9:18 PM

the first time i did it, i got gooey strawberry juice all over everything. this time was much cleaner and much easier!


Anna June 1, 2011 at 8:27 PM

How easy! I might have to make some of that if it ever stops raining here!!!

Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Warrior Link Party. :)



emily June 1, 2011 at 9:16 PM

thank you so much for having the party!


Leslie, the Home Maker June 1, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Will try it!
Can you do this with any kind of fruit?
When I was little, I used to think there were tiny people in the radio, singing and talking!!


Jennifer June 1, 2011 at 10:27 PM

I love sorbet but never eat enough of it. Maybe this summer I will change that. This looks yummy and refreshing. Your kiwi bird decapitated comment made me laugh out loud. Love it!


SinoSoul June 3, 2011 at 12:52 PM

I like to add a rather generous splash of rum/vodka into the sorbets. It just fluffs up the final product so much more.


emily June 4, 2011 at 7:01 AM

thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday! Come back and link up again this week.


Andrea June 7, 2011 at 6:48 AM

Yummy, my 4 year old loves kiwis (he has a serious thing for anything green, including veggies, yay!) I even made kiwi cupcakes for his birthday. I keep debating whether I need an ice cream machine or not… I’d definitely make this if I had one.


emily June 9, 2011 at 8:29 PM

that’s awesome! i don’t think i had the stomach for tart foods as a kid… missed out on these beauties!


Sherri Shepard December 13, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Can you do this with any kind of fruit? No need to add water or juice or any liquid? Easy!


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