Passionfruit Sorbet

March 12th, 2009


While at Nick’s parents, we discovered a few very healthy passionfruit vines which were growing wild. Being able to pick handfuls of passionfruit each morning was fantastic!

Wild growing passionfruit

Wild growing passionfruit

With an excess of passionfruit (you won’t hear me complaining, or probably ever using the term ‘excess’ again, how can there be an excess of passionfruit??), Nick decided a passionfruit sorbet was on the menu and horded a container full of passionfruit to take home with us.

This sorbet is very refreshing and the recipe can be used to make a lemon sherbet or sorbet as well (just process the rind of one lemon with the sugar and add ½ cup fresh lemon juice instead of the passionfruit pulp). It is a little icy, not creamy, but this is nice on hot days or nights after work.

Passionfruit Sorbet

Serves: 6-8

¾ cup passionfruit pulp (approx 10 passionfruit)
1 cup sugar
3 cups milk
½ cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Stir well.

Place in an ice-cream maker and churn until mixture has formed a sorbet. Alternatively place in a sealed container in the fridge, stirring with a fork every hour.

Churning Passionfruit Sorbet

Churning Passionfruit Sorbet

Freeze until set. Serve.

Passionfruit sorbet

Passionfruit sorbet


  1. Beta Gal says:

    yum! Have you tried this recipe with any other fruit?

  2. Anita says:

    I haven’t tried it with anything else… yet… (I hope to make some lovely lemon sorbet when we get some nice lemons growing). Nick’s mum has made lemon sorbet and that’s where he got the idea from as he liked it so much. I may have to experiment 🙂

  3. Great idea! I would have been itching to do the same. Passionfruit sorbet is so lovely and refreshing! 🙂

  4. little lisa says:

    Yum!! That looks so good.

  5. I love passionfruit! I can’t get pure passionfruit here in SF, though. I wish! Could concentrate work and be as tasty as your beautiful sorbet looks?? It’s mouthwatering!

  6. Anita says:

    Do you mean the passionfruit pulp you can get in a can (that’s all I’ve seen in the supermarket here)? I hope that would work, I don’t see why not, you may just have to adjust some of the sugar levels, although I’m sorry I haven’t tried that.

  7. Adrian says:

    Anita, the sorbet looks delicious! I think I’ll try it out sometime. You have a new subscriber too. 😉

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  8. Sophie says:

    Gorgeous sorbet, I haven’t seen enough passion fruit recipes, glad to have stumbled upon this one :).

  9. Tartelette says:

    Lucky lucky you! The sorbet looks fantastic!

  10. Julia says:

    Hi Anita, thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. Love your passionfruit sorbet. I recently made some passionfruit ice-cream myself (I have been making so many macarons lately I have lots of egg yolks to use up!), but the sorbet sounds deliciously light and refreshing. Very nice!

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