Asian Pear Sorbet

Asian Pear Sorbet

Just blend it up in a mixer, then freeze! The result tastes just like Gari-Gari Kun brand popsicles. It's mostly made of Asian pear, so it's nutritious.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Asian pear (any variety)
Granulated sugar (or sugar of your choice)
2-3 teaspoons
Lemon juice (I use bottled lemon juice)
1 teaspoon
2 tablespoons


1. Peel the pear, and cube into pieces several cm thick.
2. Add pear, lemon juice, and sugar to the blender, and blend. It is fine if there are some chunks left.
3. Transfer the mixture (from Step 2) into a zip lock bag, add the water to the mixer and give it a whirl. Make sure any remaining bits of pear are also poured into the bag.
4. Chill in freezer for about 2 hours. After an hour or so, take out the bag and work it a little to break up the chunks.

Story Behind this Recipe

With this year's scorching heat, I have a tendency to buy popsicles, but I'm concerned about the sugar content and our household budget, so, I tried out different homemade sorbets. When I used a overripe Asian pear, it turned out just like the popsicles sold in Japan! My child and I are both hooked on these.