Brazilian Star Fruit Sorbet (Sorvete de Carambola)

Star fruit, while originating in Southeast Asia, has become a popular favorite in Latin America because of its awesome tropical flavor and unique taste. Brazilian Star fruit sorbet, or Sorvete de Carambola, is a popular and easy to make treat that is perfect for the summer months. For those with a sweet tooth that really enjoy fruit, you’ll surely love this one.

*Makes 1 liter, or 4 cups*
Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
2 and a half pounds star fruit (carambola)
1 tablespoon cachaca

Directions:
1) In a nonreactive saucepan, combine the sugar with 2/3 cup water and boil for 5 minutes. Cool.
2) Trim away the brown edges of the star fruit and chop them.
3) Puree in a blender until it reaches a smooth consistency.
4) Strain the mixture through a sifter, pressing down on the fruit until all the juice has been extracted.
5) Add the cooled syrup and the cachaca and mix together.
6) Freeze it in a container in your freezer for a day or freeze in an ice cream maker and serve afterwards with a wedge of starfruit on the side, enjoy!

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