So summer is well upon us and I find myself growing more and more obsessed with my new watermelon sorbet. It's fantastic, but I'm having trouble pairing it with something for service. I'm thinking maybe a black tea sticky rice with some crushed walnuts might do it, but don't know how well sticky rice is going to fly with our customers. Also thought of like a honeyed nut cake of some sort, but that may contrast with the lime in the sorbet too much. I really want to punch in the dessert to come from the sorbet and everything else to be sort of a frame for it. Any thoughts?
I went super simple to let the watermelon do most of the talking:
Fresh seedless watermelon - about 5# of meat - pureed and strained
Sugar, to taste - about 4oz
Lime juice, to taste - about 5ea
Gin, to taste - about 1oz
Stabilizer - 7g/liter of base
Still working on what to pair it with to make a fabulous dessert, I like the ice cream soda idea, maybe with some cookies on the side. Hmmmm . . ..