William Carlos Williams wrote a lot of famously short and concise poems, his most famous of which is probably “So much depends upon a red wheelbarrow.” One of my favorite’s is his work about plums, written in the form of a note left for his wife. The recipe below is a take on his “cold” and “sweet” plums by turning them into a frozen sorbet.
I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
Ice Cream Machine*
2 1/2 cups of sliced plums, pits removed
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of Grand Marnier (optional)
- Place the sliced plums, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a blender and purée until very smooth. Push the plum puree through a fine mesh sieve to catch and large pieces of skin and discard them.
- Mix the Grand Marnier to the purée just before churning. Place the purée in an ice cream machine and churn according to instructions, for approximately 25 minutes.
- Serve immediately or place in an air tight container and put in the freezer for two hours to firm up.
Recipe from here