Also known as banana passionfruit, the curuba is a very tart yellowish fruit with gummy orange pulp and crunchy black seeds. As part of our weekly produce experiments, Seth and I blindly purchased four of them at the market. We scoured the internet for recipes before eventually settling on a sweet treat: Sorbete de Curuba. If you happen to spot curubas at a grocery store near you, I recommend you give this dreamier-than-a-dreamsicle concoction a try!

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 4 curuba
  • 4 tablespoons sugar (We used 1-1/3 bar panela.)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream


  1. Cut curubas in half lengthwise using a sharp knife. Remove the pulp and seeds.
  2. Place the pulp, seeds, sugar (or panela), and water in a blender. Puree until smooth.
  3. Strain the juice.
  4. Add the milk and cream. Blend again.
  5. Chill until ready to drink. Enjoy!

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