Since Felix and I met, twelve year ago, I have introduced him to many culinary delicacies. He even remarks every so often that he is now officially spoiled and can’t do things like eat a whole Round Table Pizza or devour low grade Chinese take-out anymore. I can’t say I feel sorry for him. But there is one bastion of culinary exploration that Felix actually introduced me to: Sorbet.
If you said, 'sorbet' to me a few years ago, images would muster in my head that included that nar-nar orange sherbet that my elementary school friends would serve at their birthday parties, and my pediatric dentist using the ‘orange sherbet’ flavor toothpaste while attacking my molars. But thanks to Felix, I now know that sherbet and sorbet are nothing alike. In fact, they don’t even have the same ingredients! According to Wikipedia, sherbet “must have a milkfat content between 1% and 2%, and a slightly higher sweetener content than ice cream.” Sorbet contains no milk. Yay! They are different! I can get over my deep-seeded childhood fear of sherbet/sorbet!
The best way to get over one’s fear of sorbet is to consume many pints of Ciao Bella’s Rasberry Lapone Sorbet.
The amazing thing is that the only ingredients in this sorbet are raspberries, sugar and water. Actually, it is not really amazing at all because that’s all you can taste: the freshest sweetest raspberry ever…but chilled. I love how the best tasting foods can be so simple. Raspberry may be the perfect flavor for sorbet. We have tried some of Ciao Bella’s other flavors and this was the run down:
Mango: Too sweet
Stawberry: Mixed with chardonnay so it’s kind of weird
Blood Orange: Good flavor, but doesn’t freeze the way Raspberry does and therefore gets icy and chunky.
So as the temperature rises, enjoy global warming with some Ciao Bella Raspberry Sorbet!
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