It is so hot here, I feel like I just want to sit in a tub of ice water the whole day. The heat is bad enough, but it's the humidity that really kills. Even in the a/c, the thought of baking is not particularly appealing (though I have made a few things -turned the air down so low, it was freezing in here!).
Someone gave me a whole bag of passion fruit from their tree and the first thing I thought of was to make something COLD with them. The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz is one of my favorite books and a source of great inspiration. I took his recipe for tropical fruit sorbet as a base and played around with it according to what I had in the house. SO easy, so refreshing and delicious!
Passion Fruit Sorbet Popsicle (adapted from Tropical Fruit Sorbet- The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz)
2 medium-sized very ripe bananas
1/2 pineapple (1 cup canned)
1/4 cup tangerine or orange juice(I didn't have any so I used the juice from the pineapple)
1/4 cup passion fruit juice or pulp(I used whatever I got out of the fruit i had which came to about 3/4 cup)
1 cup sugar (I used A LOT less, only 1/4 cup or so)
4 tsp. rum( I've made it with and without- good both ways)
1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice ( used bottle, that's all I had)
Cut bananas and put in a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Puree until smooth.
The directions say to chill the mix well and freeze in ice cream maker, but I wanted to make popsicles. I just poured the mix into cute little disposable espresso cups I found and stuck them in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes, then inserted popsicle sticks and finished the freezing.
Delicious, cool, refreshing !!