Panama passionfruit, banana and melon ice

Panama passionfruit banana and melon ice
Panama passionfruit banana and melon ice 

Panama passionfruit: This fruit boasts a sublime balance of tang and sweetness.

Panama passionfruit: This fruit boasts a sublime balance of tang and sweetness.


Ingredients

375ml water
100g caster sugar
6 panama passionfruit
1 small banana
2 cups rockmelon flesh, peeled and seeds removed
2 limes, juiced 

A delicious summer gelato.

Method

  1. Remove the pulp from the passionfruit and pass through a sieve, pressing firmly to get all the juice.
  2. Place the banana and melon in a blender or food processor and puree till smooth.
  3. Add the cold sugar syrup to the puree as well as the passionfruit and lime juices. Mix well, pour into a tray and set in the freezer until it gets a little icy.
  4. Remove and beat well till creamy. Return to the freezer and let it set firm.
  5. Remove and beat again so it's mushy but not liquid. Return to the freezer and leave for a day to set.
  6. Serve in gelato coupes with fresh fruit.

Serves 4


Chef: Steve Manfredi
Photo: Jennifer Soo
Source: SMH
Modern, 45 mins plus, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kid-friendly, Wheat free, Dairy free, Nut free, Egg free, Dessert