Friday, June 17, 2011

foodie adventure "magic kingdom"

our family....the four of us have some travel rituals.....we have often returned to the same places many times to spend our vacation together.  one of those places is walt disney world.  i've lost count of how many times we've been ....but every time....(even with kids in their 20's ) it is a super fun vacation.  we have our favorite rides (yo ho yo ho......a pirates life for me).....and of course there are a few favorite treats.  one must do every visit is to wander over to the dole pineapple soft serve stand in adventureland and order one of those pineapple floats for each of us.    on a hot day a pineapple juice parfait with soft serve pineapple sorbet....ahhhhhhhh.   (secret discovery...they also have these in hawaii at the dole pineapple plantation on o'ahu.)

frosty fruity goodness
hipsta-matic.......ok now i am ready to ride space mountain!
  i can try this at home....why not.  i have an ice cream machine...... i bought a ripe pineapple and some dole pineapple juice and set about trying to find a good recipe for pineapple sorbet. ......

my recipe after the jump

first off my ben and jerry's ice cream cook book and my ciao bella gelato books do not have any pineapple off to do internet searches.  i found one on food network that talks about using a tool to measure sugar bex units.....that's is not happening.  so i found this super easy one and decided what the hell........easy pineapple sorbet.

1 medium whole pineapple peeled, cored, cut into 2 inch pieces
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
lemon zest of one lemon (i am re thinking this addition....too lemony)
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons or sugar. 
fresh pineapple peeled and chunked

ready to buzz

add the pineapple and lemon juice and the zest if you dare to the food processor and process until smooth.  add the sugar and blend for one minute or until mixed.  add the mixture to ice cream machine and turn it on.  follow ice cream machine directions. 
into the machine

the sorbet is done when it is fluffy and trying to seep over the top
it doesn't look as lovely but it tastes pretty good!

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