Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cantaloupe Sorbet

We're going to start this post with joke for all you gardeners (mom this is for you!) and fruit lovers out there.. 

Why do melons have fancy weddings?.....  Because they cantaloupe! 

Wheew.. I don't know why I spend so much time baking when I should obviously be a comedian! ;)

But on a more serious note.. this Cantaloupe Sorbet is the real deal. 

When we were kids back to school time meant the end of summer- the end of fun in the sun. When you're in the real world however, there is no summer.. no days off to spend lounging at the pool, no long vacations, and there is certainly no break in responsibilities... No siree... when we find ourselves in the working world summer time just means hot weather and crowds and back to school time means great sales at the mall and tax-free time in Texas.

But one thing about the summer that never changes no matter how old you are? The abundance of ice cream, sorbets and sherbets. Mountain Man loves him some of these chilled desserts and although we don't use it as often as we should, the ice cream maker has definitely come in handy a time or to this past summer.

The other day we realized the cantaloupe we had just recently purchased was way past its prime. A little too smooshy (that's scientific term) for my liking, I suggested MM give it a go in the ice cream maker- sorbet style. What resulted was a fabulously refreshing dessert.. perfect for the remaining warm summer nights...and in Texas summer doesn't end until about October, so we're still good.

Cantaloupe Sorbet

1 cantaloupe, skin removed and cut into chunks
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
6 TBS fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

Add all ingredients to a food processor and puree.
Place pureed fruit in fridge over night.
Pour into ice cream maker and get that bowl spinning!

I'll leave you with just one more...

Cantaloupe? Then cohabitate :) 

Thank you, thank you.. I'll be here all week!