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Lilikoi Sorbet

Lilikoi is truly the flavor of the tropics! It's bold, sweet, and refreshing, making it the perfect fruit for creating a fantastic sorbet.
Course Dessert
Servings 6 servings


  • Ice cream maker


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups lilikoi fruit juice, unsweetened (passion fruit)


  • Add sugar and water to a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Allow it to simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Do not use high heat - or boil the mixture - as you risk scorching the sugar.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat, and allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Then stir in the lilikoi juice.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 4 hours - or even better, overnight.
  • Place the container you plan on storing the finished sorbet in, into the freezer. This way, it is ice-cold when you add the finished sorbet to the container and won't melt the sorbet.
  • After the mixture has completely chilled, pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions. As a guide, I run my ice cream maker for 20-25 minutes. The sorbet should be thick and fluffy but not watery.
  • Add the sorbet to the chilled container, and freeze for one to two hours before serving to allow the sorbet to firm up.