Papaya Lemongrass Sorbet
This week the weather was beautiful and I was craving a “peppy” sorbet. Although I never tire of traditional flavors I look forward to trying a new flavor. Papaya Lemongrass Sorbet. I had been wondering for a while how hard of a textured item the Pacojet would puree in a sorbet, lemongrass? I started with diced papaya, stuck a piece of lemongrass straight up in the middle with a little ginger. Then cover with simple syrup. The result was amazing. A punch of bright tropical flavor. The Pacojet did its magic on the lemongrass and the papaya made a great creamy texture. I would be hard press to find someone who did not think it was an ice cream.
2 cups fresh papaya, peeled, deseeded, diced
1 inch piece ginger, minced
2-inch piece lemongrass
2 tablespoons honey
Fill beaker with papaya, ginger, and lemongrass. Boil water, sugar, and honey to dissolve sugar. Pour water mixture over fruit. Freeze for 24 hours to -4f. Pacotize and serve.