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Passion Fruit Sorbet 6.13 Friday Night's Alright for Fighting

Updated: Jun 6

“This is really good sorbet.” “I know, isn’t it? Theresa made it herself.” “Mango?” “Passion fruit.” “Delicious,” “It certainly is.”


  • 5 passion fruits

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp coconut cream


  1. Cut the passion fruits in half and scrape out the filling into a medium saucepan.

  2. Place saucepan over medium-low heat. Add water, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir to combine.

  3. Simmer for about 10 minutes to thicken.

  4. Remove from heat and stir in coconut cream until fully combined. Then allow to completely cool.

  5. I found removing the seeds to be easier once the sorbet was slightly frozen. If you have an ice cream maker, transfer the passion fruit mixture to the drum of your ice cream maker. Churn for about 10 minutes then strain out the seeds. Make sure you keep the drum in the freezer while you are straining out the seeds.

  6. Return the mixture back to the ice cream maker and churn for an additional 10 minutes.

  7. Then transfer the mixture to a loaf tin and allow to set in your freezer for a couple of hours.

  8. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you’ll need to hand churn the sorbet every hour and strain out the seeds at about the 2 hour mark.

  9. Allow to soften just slightly to serve!

I'm not sure there is a scene on Gilmore Girls that best encapsulates why I love this show more than the Friday night dinner scene in Friday Night's Alright For Fighting. So of course, I had to make the dish mentioned at that dinner, the passion fruit sorbet.

Passion fruit is so flavorful that I really didn't need to add much to make this a standout sorbet. I did add a bit of lemon juice to add some freshness and coconut cream to make the sorbet nice and creamy and to cut through some of the sour flavor.

And let me tell you, this was one of the most expensive dishes I have made for this project so far. The passion fruit crop has been hurting lately, probably because of the endangered bees and it's not really grown in the US. I was only able to find quality passion fruit for $7 a piece! I didn't make a huge batch of this sorbet, so if you do want to replicate this dish and not totally break the bank, here is a smaller batch recipe!

Happy cooking from the Hollow!

If you missed what I made last episode, catch up here!

Friday Night Dinner is officially reinstated!

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