Notable Edibles #3 – Nora’s Homemade Sorbet
Nora’s Homemade Sorbet
I know, I know it just rained cats and dogs (and probably some carabaos too) today, but then the weather’s being major funky what with it getting really hot at 1:00-ish, bright sunny (also) at 3:00-ish and either it gradually gets cooler as the sun goes down or it’s a sudden drop in temp with the help of a downpour. (Wreaks havoc on my head. My lord, the migraines. =S)
Anyhoo, in the hopes of beating the heat, I sent a little text to 0922 879 5755 to order whatever flavors of homemade sorbet they’ve got. With five kinds of fruitilicious icy treats in the 500 mL tubs on the tab, we were entitled to getting them delivered to our home for free. (Ahh, cool and sweet comfort is easier to come by. I sometimes don’t want to move when it’s hot, so thank you, Nora’s! \m/)
So what’s a sorbet? It’s a dessert consisting of frozen fruit juice and sugar (as per Google definition). Synonym for the word, it says, is ‘sherbet’. I did think they were one and the same but then from another source, they’re made out to be different. Sherbets contain milk, it read. To make things simpler for myself, I just thought of it as ice cream … without … the, um, cream. *hee I imagined snow cones but with more than fruit syrup poured over icy chips. It could pass for lactose intolerant ice cream, as well as a (die hard) vegan dessert. (Now, I’M giving you a migraine. I’ll stop. =D)
Nora’s products are based on the fruits that are in season. (We missed watermelon but it isn’t something that’s gone forever. There’s always next summer. *hihi) The flavors that we got were green mango, trio (mango, orange and pineapple mix), lychee Yakult, avocado lime and kalamansi.
Once we got our sorbet delivery, I laid them all on the table thinking we’d go boodle fight on these icy treats. As we dipped our spoons into each flavor, I asked my foodie loved ones how they liked each.
My brother’s choice was green mango (after the initial mukhasim it made everyone but me make). It was like a hard green mango shake to me. But you know how I like greeeeeen mangoes. This is one reinvigorating sorbet flavor. Anyone have shrimp paste with them? (Oh and the canister smells so good when all the sorbet is gone. Yes, I put my nose in for a few sniffy sniffs of the green mango aroma. *giggles)
Lychee Yakult got praise from my sister, truly cooling with a hint of healthy lactobacilli. Weee!
I was a bit wary of avocado lime but because of its companion fruit, it wasn’t as icky gooey (to me). It was just the right richness for my sister. (She likes avocados, see me going blech *=))) Obviously now, that’s my sister’s preference.
Kalamansi tasted like luscious calamansi juice left in a ref on full blast coldness. I was about to suggest for Nora’s to lose kalamansi but then it hit me, some might appreciate this flavor. So keep-keep … =) it still works as a great cooler anyway.
Of the five, trio was my top pick. I like the idea of three fruits in one and it was a taste explosion. Remarkably, every flavor was there (with the mango hairs too – a testament to the sorbet’s all natural-ness. (“,))
Joining the fray was our little free cup of Nora’s new creation, banana berry. (Thank you again, Nora’s!) With a few spoons, this became my favorite. Xine’s choice: It was more plantain than strawberry but it was gratifying. The sorbet was creamier because of it. We’ll have to get the bigger serving some time.
However, it’s probably best to consume these sorbets in moderation. They’re pretty sweet and become more so as it melts. So back into the freezer our five canisters went to cleanse our palate after another meal. (I might be keeping my top picks, trio and green mango to myself. =b) Oh, yeah!
Meanwhile, you might want to taste these icy fruity eats yourself. It’s P140 for a 500 mL tub with free delivery for a minimum order of four canisters. Which one do you think will be your favorite? (“,)
0922 879 5755
Also available at Sage Restaurant.
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