Guess the Secret Ingredient
I like to play “guess the secret ingredient” when I serve dessert. I used to do this with my sister when we were kids, but my intentions were much more dark. Don’t worry. I don’t do that anymore. But I do still like to make things that have unexpected ingredients.
This after-dinner sorbet just for adults tastes bright and summery, but also spicy and garden fresh. It tastes like a frozen pineapple margarita or a pineapple mojito, depending on your choices. The best part? It has several secret ingredients that will keep your guests guessing.
Pineapple Mojito Sorbet Recipe
- 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped
- 2 small mangoes (or one large)
- 1 jalapeno, seeded
- juice of one lime
- small handful of fresh cilantro
- 3 tablespoons agave syrup or 1/2 cup sugar, to taste
- 2 tablespoons white rum or tequila (optional)
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Strain the pulp and toss (or use for something else). Pour the remaining liquid into an ice cream maker and freeze. Serve in a cocktail glass with a sprig of cilantro or a lime twist.
For even more spice, pour a jigger of white rum or tequila into the bottom of the glass first, then top with a scoop of sorbet. Cheers!
Note: If you choose tequila over rum, I suggest calling this Pineapple Margarita Sorbet, instead.
Caution: I suppose you should ask your guests first if they have allergies. Or issues with rum or tequila. You don’t want a swollen guest on your conscience. Double caution: this frozen treat is not for kids; hide it in a safe place in your freezer!
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