What’s the best way to welcome guests? If it’s hot out, take a hint from the hospitality experts at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Upon arrival at the luxurious sanctuary in Puerto Rico, guests are offered their choice of mango, coconut or guava popsicles. (Don’t be afraid to ask for more than one – that’s what ELLE Gourmet editorial director Erin McLaughlin did.) We asked the talented culinary team at Dorado Beach to share this gourmet popsicle recipe. Put a batch in the freezer before your next summer get-together and prepare to be known as the host with the most.
Tropical Fruit Popsicles
- 1¾ cups sugar
- ½ cup liquid glucose
- 5¼ cups water
- 2 tsp sorbet stabilizer
- 4 cups mango, coconut or guava purée
- Mix the sugar, liquid glucose and sorbet stabilizer in the water and bring to a boil. Stir frequently and boil for 2 to 3 minutes, then remove from heat, let cool and keep the mixture in the fridge overnight.
- Blend the base mixture with fruit purée of choice. Pour into popsicle molds and let freeze.