Persimmon Sorbet: No Prep, No Cook, One Minute Dessert for the Winter Holidays!


The winter holiday season is one of the most beautiful, but between Christmas and Hanukkah or Chrismukkah celebrations, it can really keep us busy! Buying, making, and wrapping presents, preparing the tree and the fairy lights, and all of the holiday parties means less time in the kitchen, but since so much of this time of the year is about spending cherished moments with family and friends, we want everything to be perfect right? Especially if we're entertaining!

At home, I love our holiday spread to be white and crystal, mimicking the beauty of wintry nature outside, with lots of white and light pink amaryllis flowers in the room. And, for a fresh pop of color against the white, I love a big bowl of seasonal clementines on the table! We try to eat seasonally as much as possible (with the odd pineapple now and then in winter!), and winter, while cold, also has its exceptional fruit. One of the stars of this season is persimmon. It can easily be added to salads to lend vibrancy and sweetness, but you could surprise your guests with an ultra healthy, no fuss dessert. As you can see from their deep orange color, persimmons are loaded with beta-carotene, as well as rich in vitamin C, so you'll be giving your beloved friends and family extra nutrition too! I love "recipes" that don't involve much, just nature's bounty and a little creativity!

The 3 step process:

  1. Wash persimmon.
  2. Freeze persimmon.
  3. One hour before serving, remove the frozen persimmon from freezer and let it thaw a little. Slice off the tops and serve it with a spoon.

The texture will be something between a sorbet and a custard. And, as you can see, it's truly gorgeous AND healthy. Sure, serve cakes, pies, and cookies, but any guest who is cutting back on sugar or watching their health and weight, will truly appreciate this touch of sweetness and beauty at the end of their meal without abandoning their health goals. Bonus: any leftover fruit can be tossed into tomorrow's smoothie!

Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday my dear readers!

xx, Juli