Loquat Sorbet

Happy National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day! Although there are so many yummy ice cream flavors, sometimes you want to go adventurous, right? So today, let’s be an artist creating another yummy flavor with our favorite summer treat, ice cream! 

 

I love ice creams. Here in the US, we have rows of rows of different flavors of ice cream, so whenever I’m in front of an ice cream freezer in my local market, I spend 5+ minutes deciding which flavor to bring home. But sometimes ice cream is not the only one that is appealing to me…yes, sorbets! I always prefer creamy vanilla ice creams, but my mind remembered I still have loquat compote in my freezer and waiting to be transformed into yummy treats…sorry lovely looking mango sorbet, maybe next time…my stomach is now ready for sweet tangy loquat sorbet!

 

Ready to check the recipe? Let’s cook!

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Loquat Sorbet

loquat sorbet

<Ingredients>

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<Directions>

  1. Combine frozen loquats and water in a blender and turn on the switch.
  2. When the mixture is nice and smooth, remove from the blender and transfer them back to the freezer to set.
  3. Decorate with loquat compotes and mint leaves. Enjoy!

 

<Cooking Tips>

If your sorbet looks good after using a blender, you can of course devour it by skipping the step of transferring the sorbet back to the freezer. Or when you transfer the smooth sorbet back in the freezer but wait too long, leave it in room temperature for about 15 min or so. It totally depends on how hard your sorbet is, so check it frequently. 

loquat sorbet

Mmm, sweet memory with loquats gradually getting blurred, but frozen one still reminded me of those happy days. Loquats may not be so popular in your local area, but you can still enjoy making your own flavor of ice cream/sorbet to enjoy the day. 

 

<Some Unique Ice Cream Flavor from Japan and US>

Akagi Nyugyo Company Limited in Japan sometimes introduces a very unique flavor of frozen treats. Some examples are as below.

  • Corn soup (2012) – I tried this one, and it wasn’t bad at all!
  • Milk stew (2013)
  • Neapolitan (2014) *What you think of as “Neapolitan,” consisted with vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate, is totally different from what you think it is…Neapolitan in Japan means ketchup flavored pasta dish like this!
  • Omelet flavor (2019)

The company later admitted neapolitan flavored frozen treats brought them a big loss of about $30 million. I didn’t have the chance to try it by myself, but yeah…sounds a little too gross haha. 

 

From that Akagi Nyugyo Company story, we learned an important thing. Challenging is important, but it doesn’t mean you can play with food. Once you make it, don’t waste it. So enjoy this National Unique Flavored Ice Cream Day wisely! 

loquat sorbet

 

Next, let’s talk about unique ice cream flavor in The US.  Has anyone tried this sour patch flavored ice cream? I think this is a perfect example of unique flavored ice cream. But, my dinner buddy who grew up in the US oppose buying it because he thinks we should leave them as a snack, not ice cream…if anyone tried it and like it, let me know so that I can give a good sales pitch to him haha!

 

Coincidentally my blogger friend, Brent(Schmecken!) introduced a lovely sorbet recipe using Rhubarbs yesterday. It is a perfect sorbet to enjoy the day like this, right? Visit his blog, you will learn how to make yummy rhubarb sorbet. He has experimented with several different ingredients and found the one, so I’m sure it’s a huge grin promised treat in this hot summer day!

 

What flavor of unique ice cream are you interested in making? Or is there any discontinued ice cream flavor you miss a lot?  

 

<Other Yummy Frozen Treats Ideas>

Japanese favorite treats! Strawberry Mochi Ice Cream

strawberry mochi ice cream

It’s vegan and my entry from last year! Nutella Nicecream

nutella nicecream

Does a slushy drink still count as frozen treats? Acerola Pineapple Slushy Drink

acerola pineapple slushy drink

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

24 Comments Add yours

  1. anne leueen says:

    Nutella! I would like that one!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes I highly recommend that! Hopefully your health condition gets well soon so that we can celebrate with the nutella nicecream👍💕✨

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      1. anne leueen says:

        I will mend I know that . It is just having to be patient that is hard .😄

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  2. I love that you took fruit that was growing in your apartment complex for free that no one else was paying attention to and you turned them into delicious pleasures. And thank you for the mention!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Of course! I thought your post needs to be shared with everyone because I was truly drooling looking at that rhubarb sorbet🤤😋🤤 Happy Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day to you, and have a great long weekend of July 4th🤗🇺🇸🎵

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  3. Monch Weller says:

    Ah, loquat…that reminds me of that “Yakitate!! Ja-pan” episode that parodied Lord of the Rings! 😂

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Ah I know that manga!😂 It’s good to know someone outside of Japan knows both loquats and that comic😊👍💕✨

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  4. All sounds so good. Closest I came today was a cup of rainbow sherbet while waiting for a ferry in Kingston, Washington.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh wow that sounds so good!🌈🌈🌈 Didn’t know you’ve been to WA, I used to live in Seattle so we might encountered haha! And that rainbow sherbet makes me wonder what color your tongue got…red seems the strongest!🤣❤️❤️❤️

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      1. Yep, I have lived in the Seattle area most of my life. I did have a red tongue and partially blue from sharing a granddaughter’s cotton candy ice cream.

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Oh really! Seattle, especially summer is so beautiful, so it’s good for you to have a rainbow inside of your mouth too👍🌈💕✨

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  5. Livia says:

    I really envy you for having the opportunity to taste that sorbet! 🤩
    A great idea to freeze the fruit and blend it then. That’s much easier than freezing the fruit purée and having to stir it about 100 times until it is ready 😜 I’ll absolutely have to try that. Unfortunately, we don’t have Loquats here but I think Indonesia offers some interesting fruit for an alternative. 😍👍

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yeah some people who don’t know loquats complained for I talk too much about them on Instagram😂 For people who don’t have an access to loquats, yeah I understand, just like I’ve never tried dorian😳

      Yes if you make some sherbet with unique fruits from Indonesia, do post about it! I’m gladly read about that special treats made with exotic fruits🤤🙏✨

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      1. Livia says:

        Unfortunately, the climate change seems to affect us here, too. 😞 There is much less fruit and the fruit that is available isn‘t of a too good quality. 😞 Just imagine, I haven‘t even had a durian this year yet, as there were hardly any available during its season. 😭

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Oh no really! Yeah sounds like dorians are in season in summer, I remember many people hit the Asian grocery to get air-shipped dorians when I was in Seattle😳 That’s too bad to hear climate changes affecting our kitchen😱 We should work on preventing more environmental damage to save our yummy food😢

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  6. Reading about all the different ice cream flavors, I think I need to expand my culinary ice cream horizon. I don’t remember ever having tried loquats in any form. And while I grew up eating the traditional Neapolitan ice cream, I have to admit that ketchup-flavored ice cream does not make me salivate. 🙂

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Haha~ I know right!?🤣 Even Japanese people were shocked there would be spaghetti Neapolitan ice cream is debuting…as being unavailable today, that makes me wonder how close the flavor was comparing real Spaghetti Neapolitan😂😂😂

      And sorry, you don’t have an access to loquats so that I may make you bored reading my posts😳 Loquats looked very similar to apricots, so I tried fresh one for the first time in my life(In my home country I’d never seen fresh ones but only preserves. Also here in the US fresh apricots are sold only for a short time!) over the past weekend actually. I gotta tell you, loquats are so much better in taste and flavor😂 I really wish/hope/pray, you can try one soon❤️

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      1. I’m not bored at all by your post. In fact, you are expanding my culinary horizon!
        I will definitely keep an eye out for loquats and if I get the chance, will try them. I love getting to know new food/fruit!

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Aww, thank you so much for lovely comment! I’m crossing fingers for you to have a chance to see some loquats🤞💕🤞💕🤞

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  7. Priti says:

    Loquat sorbet ! Good for hot weather well shared ☺️

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you dear Priti💕 Loquats are rare fruits here in Bay Area, so I’m glad to have them in our apartment😊

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  8. eloreiki345 says:

    How beautiful the loquats are and certainly make a very unique sorbet !

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Dear!🤗

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