This pink grapefruit and passionfruit ice cream is a variation on a sherbet recipe I make with all sorts of different fruits. I like the tang of grapefruit with the sweetness of passionfruit – a combination I came up with to try an unusual syrup. Fassionola is a sugar syrup flavoured with passionfruit and other tropical fruits, it was popular in 1930s America as a punch base and in tiki drinks, colourful rum-based fruit cocktails such as the piña colada. It’s often red or green, but I prefer the less common pale natural version (it’s available online from Dan Murphy’s or substitute a simple syrup made by dissolving sugar in an equal volume of water). I’m going through a bit of a grappa phase at the moment and enjoyed a nip of Marolo Grappa di Nebbiolo with this very much. See video below for another delicious tropical fruit dessert.
Share page on: