The one thing that makes this recipe a rather "all or nothing" recipe is the fact that the fruit I used to make the base is one that I NEVER see in stores or farmer's markets. It is a local fruit that some of you may know called a loquat. Loquats are almost pear-like in flavor, with a delightful tanginess lingering after each bite. Some are sweeter than others, but the ones I used were just the right amount of sweet and sour. If you live in Southern California, I have good news for you: It's loquat season! If you have ever wondered (while passing by a neighbor's house) what that magical looking tree with yellow fruits actually is, you most likely have spotted a loquat tree - though perhaps it may be a kumquat tree if the fruits resemble mini oranges. But if the leaves are almost tropical-looking, big and dark green, and the fruits are yellow and/or orange and hanging in clusters, then yes, you have discovered a loquat tree.
Sweet and Tangy Loquat & Apricot Sorbet
* 1-2 cups frozen loquats
* 1 ripe apricot
* 2-3 medjool dates
1) In your vitamix or food processor, combine loquats, apricot, and dates until smooth and creamy.
2) Spoon into pretty ice cream bowls and serve immediately.
3) Gather more ingredients and repeat 1 & 2. ;)
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I hope you enjoy the recipe. Though it's only three ingredients, it's a fun idea and perhaps quite exciting for those of you without an ice cream maker (like me).
Peace love and loquats!