Amazake and Lemon Ginger Sorbet

A refreshing sorbet made with amazake for a classic taste of Japan. Enjoy two variations - one with figs and one with walnuts. A great dessert to serve at parties!

Amazake and Lemon Ginger Sorbet
Photographed by EIKO SAWAKI


Recipe by
Misato Hamada

Easy

Desserts

Healthy

Party

15minutes

Calorie count is per serving: 110 kcal (with figs); 130 kcal (with walnuts)
Excludes time needed to chill and set the sorbet.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 300 ml amazake (store-bought; straight)
  • 1 tsp ginger juice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • [Fig sorbet]

    • 2 dried figs (20 g)
    • 10 g raisins
  • [Walnut sorbet]

    • 20 g walnuts (shelled; net)
    • A pinch of cinnamon powder

Directions

1

Combine the ginger juice and lemon juice with the amazake.

2

Pour the amazake mixture into a food storage bag. Remove as much air as possible, flatten, and seal. Freeze until hardened. Soak the figs and raisins in warm water to soften. Cut the figs into easy-to-eat pieces. Coarsely chop the walnuts and then toast in a frying pan.

3

Take the frozen sorbet out of the freezer. Crush in the bag and break up into fine pieces.

4

Divide the sorbet into two servings. Add the figs and raisins to one and the walnuts to the other. Sprinkle the walnut sorbet with cinnamon powder.