I love summer in Hawaii; the weather is warm but not too hot, the surf is low so the snorkeling is easy and the visibility is far. I can paddleboard across Kealakekua Bay on a glassy, lake like surface and see the bright yellow tank swimming around the coral beneath my feet. The roads are quiet, as the snowbirds have flown to the mainland. But perhaps my favorite thing about summer in Hawaii is the summer harvest of fruits! Mangos, papayas, pineapples, apple bananas, lychee, limes, lilikoi and juicy red watermelons!!
Here are some recipes utilizing our honey and the cornucopia of summer fruits now available that can make for a delicious forth of July backyard barbeque or picnic.
Start with using honey to make simple syrups that can be used in a variety of ways. They last for over a month if kept in a sealed jar in the refrigerator.
Simple Syrup Ingredients:
Tropical Fruit Ice Cream Sundae Ingredients:
Simple Syrup Directions:
Tropical Fruit Ice Cream Sundae Directions:
Adapted from a recipe by Chef Lee Anne Wong