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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Good Morning! It's Going to be Hot Today. Like, 92° Hot. Here's Something You Can Do Now, to Beat the Heat Later.

Posted by on Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Get a pineapple.

Peel it, core it, and cut it up into chunks.

In a bowl, toss the pineapple chunks with about a 1/2 cup sugar (to taste) and about a 1/4 cup lime juice (or enough to coat all the pieces of pineapple—it's okay it there's some extra juice at the bottom).

Let it sit in the fridge until it's good and cold. Then, puree!

Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer the sorbet into a freezer-proof bowl and freeze for an hour or two, until solid.

Alternatively (should you not have an ice cream maker), pour the puree it into a large metal bowl and put it in the freezer. After a couple hours, when the mixture is still liquid in the center (but starting to freeze on the edges), whisk it all together. Repeat another hour or so later, then let freeze until solid.

Scoop two or three generous scoops of the pineapple sorbet into a large glass. Pour in some lemon-lime soda water. Or, a bottle of Vanilla Bean DRY soda. That is also tasty. Throw in some rum or something, if you drink alcohol (I do not, so you're on your own with that one).

It's light and frosty and really delicious.

Repeat the last step until all the sorbet is gone. Then start it all over again with mangos. Or honeydew. Or kiwis. Or peaches. Or raspberries. Or strawberries. Or blueberries. Or nectarines. Or any other fruit you can think of.



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Cook 1
i have you beat on the easy sorbet front, without all the waiting time

use a bag of frozen mango pieces from trader joes. put about half to two-thirds of it into a cuisinart. add a third of a can of full cream coconut milk, along with sugar to taste. blend. add toasted coconut if you'd like, and then eat it! since the mangoes are frozen already, it comes out as a light sorbet/frozen yogurt texture

but your recipe sounds delicious as well, and i'll have to try it
Posted by Cook on August 15, 2010 at 8:35 AM · Report this
Just another tip-because it doesn't freeze, adding a tablespoon or so of vodka or other alcohol before you freeze the sorbet will help the texture and make it a little easier to scoop once it's fully frozen. I'm making raspberry sorbet today!
Posted by en on August 15, 2010 at 8:45 AM · Report this
Megan Seling 3
@1 That sounds awesome! I am going to have to try that.
Posted by Megan Seling on August 15, 2010 at 9:03 AM · Report this
SurlyYurmom 5
I've been trying to justify the purchase of an ice cream maker for a while now. Thank you Megan!!!!
Posted by SurlyYurmom on August 15, 2010 at 9:20 AM · Report this

Yup. They are total pussies and also complainers. And it's 92 w/o any humidity by the way...hahahaha. And they're using a/c too... hahahahaha. These people couldn't handle 80 degrees w/humidity if they tried. Stay in the NW people because your soft asses couldn't handle any other part of the country or the planet.
Posted by Confluence on August 15, 2010 at 9:31 AM · Report this
Vince 7
I so look forward to Dan complaining!
Posted by Vince on August 15, 2010 at 9:38 AM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 8
Use agave syrup instead of sugar. You can use less (its sweeter) & it won't spike your insulin levels.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on August 15, 2010 at 9:44 AM · Report this
kim in portland 9
I thought yesterday was lovely: 97 degrees, 60% humidity, no AC. Today may be the same, and that is okay, it is summer. And, my "soft ass" is happy here, just like it was happy in AZ and in FL. Happy is a choice.

Happy Sunday to all.
Posted by kim in portland on August 15, 2010 at 9:49 AM · Report this
@6 It's hard to have no humidity when you live on the water.

Also, almost nowhere has AC in Seattle, we just don't need it often enough.
Posted by JonnyH on August 15, 2010 at 9:53 AM · Report this
Cook 11
@3: here's the legit recipe if you want it. i replace pineapple with mango because i think it tastes better, and i don't toast my own coconut flakes because the main point of this recipe is that it's quick and easy. hopefully it turns out well when you make it!…
Posted by Cook on August 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM · Report this
Megan, the idea of honeydew sorbet is driving the taste center of my brain wild. Must have.
Posted by JonnyH on August 15, 2010 at 10:19 AM · Report this
Posted by impossibleprincess on August 15, 2010 at 11:00 AM · Report this
This has got to be one of the best SLOG posts, and responses, EVER.
Posted by been there and back again on August 15, 2010 at 11:04 AM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 15
It's a ghetto treat but: get a big bag of very juicy green grapes. Toss them in the freezer till rock hard. Pull off a handful or two into a bowl; rinse off 2-3 times with cold water, drain -- but let the remaining water freeze around the grapes. Suck on them till the outsides are soft then chomp away. The ice will keep them cold, and the combined mix of sugary slush and frozen grape juice is divine on a hot day. I eat frozen grapes all summer.
Posted by Joe Szilagyi on August 15, 2010 at 11:09 AM · Report this
TVDinner 16
@16: Yeah, it's a little déclassé, but I'm a frozen blueberry girl myself. Goes back to my childhood when we'd pick blueberries in Renton and then freeze 'em for the rest of the year. Num!
Posted by TVDinner http:// on August 15, 2010 at 11:18 AM · Report this
prompt 17
@4 @6 Thanks for being so hardcore. Truly, the world is inspired.
Posted by prompt on August 15, 2010 at 6:53 PM · Report this
It's really easy to talk shit to PNW residents from your cozy A/C workplace that you go to in your A/C car from your A/C apartment. Must be rough to live in the South.
Posted by JesseJB on August 15, 2010 at 7:13 PM · Report this
Roma 19
Sounds delicious. Another way to beat the heat is by going swimming in a mountain lake. It was really cold, but it felt fantastic.

Posted by Roma on August 15, 2010 at 9:40 PM · Report this
the weather is a cool mid 70's to low 80's in NYC today... NYC for the weather win!
Posted by ianbnyc on August 16, 2010 at 6:31 AM · Report this
TheFang 21
@20 yeah, what was all that bragging about how great the weather is compared to NYC?
Posted by TheFang on August 16, 2010 at 2:33 PM · Report this
Have to go to a seminar in Vegas tomorrow :(. But I battle the burn with Dry Soda cucumber, Rose's lime juice, and gin (preferably Hendricks which has a cuke taste or a citrus one like Tanquery Rangpoor). Over ice. In a frozen glass. Like a Gordon's cup but way easier!
Posted by s2kreno on August 16, 2010 at 9:01 PM · Report this

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