The first time I had passion fruit I was in Hawaii and ate it right from the tree, where it was perfectly ripe. I fell in love with its beautiful tart and floral flavor. You can usually find passion fruit in Asian markets or specialty food stores. Sometimes it can be a bit on the pricey side, but I think it is well worth it.
While not everybody chooses to eat the seeds, they add a lovely crunch to this shake. If you are using a blender, the seeds will break down, and you can use a straw to drink this shake. If you use a milkshake maker, like I did, the seeds will stay whole and then a spoon will be your best bet. Either way, you are in for a treat!
Excerpted from Malts & Milkshakes, by Autumn Martin (St. Martin's Press, 2013)
- 4 passion fruits
- 1/4 Cup sugar
- 1/2 Cup heavy cream
- 8 scoops vanilla ice cream
- lightly whipped cream, to garnish
Halve the passion fruits and scoop the pulp and seeds into a bowl. You should have about 1/2 cup of fruit pulp with seeds.
Blend the passion fruit pulp and seeds, sugar, cream, and ice cream until they are just combined.
Pour into glasses and garnish with whipped cream.