Brazil is a beautiful and culturally rich destination beloved by travelers worldwide. To visit is to fall in love with the people, the sights and the flavors, and while we can’t bring the citizens and the beachside mountains to your door, we can at least help you capture the taste of Brazil with the below recipe for jabuticaba sorbet.
Jabuticaba is the edible fruit of the Brazilian grape tree, and this recipe is a favorite of Saiko Izawa, award-winning executive pastry chef of Blaise restaurant in the Rosewood São Paulo luxury hotel.
“This cool summer dessert is made from a native fruit of the Atlantic Forest called jabuticaba,” Izawa says. “The velvety sorbet, infused with the juice of jabuticaba, offers a refreshing balance of sweet and tart on the palate. Delicate jabuticaba pearls, bursting with intense flavor, add a whimsical touch.”
If you can’t find jabuticaba juice anywhere, chef Izawa says you can substitute it with muscadine grapes, which have a similar flavor. It’s worth seeking the real thing, though, to bring to life an exciting flavor that tastes like summer in São Paulo, because who doesn’t want that?
Photography by: Courtesy of Blaise Rosewood Sao Paolo