jamaican melt-down protection for u.s. heat wave sufferers

July 22nd, 2011

Feel like a hair dryer is blowing directly into your face each time you step outside? Air conditioner ailing amid the 100 degree temperatures? And are you afraid that if you stand in front of your open freezer door one more time your electricity bill may look more like your monthly rent? Jakes in Jamaica feels your pain and has decided to share the recipe for their homemade sorbets, which launched this month at the chic bohemian resort.

Coming to the rescue of heat wave sufferers, Jakes offers the icy treat in unique flavors such as the island-authentic Soursop*, refreshing Cucumber & Ginger, as well as fruity classics, watermelon and passion fruit. (All produce used is grown locally in  the Treasure beach community.)

If you can’t make it to Jamaica this weekend, follow these simple steps to create your own frosty clouds of Jakes-tastic sorbet bliss.

Jakes Homemade Watermelon Sorbet

1. Place following ingredients into a mixing bowl:

-          4 cups of seeded watermelon (We recommend buying organic. Jakes uses only local produce, and we want this to taste as close to the real deal as possible!)

-          1/2 cup of sugar

-          1/2 lemon (peeled)

-          4 cups of ice

2. Blend at low and increase to high for 30 seconds until stiff peaks form. Serve immediately.

3. Tweet (@jakeshotel) a photo or comment about your creation (ours is below!).

With rates at Jakes starting at $95 per night this summer, there’s no reason not to head down to the island’s South Coast. It may be hot there too but it’s hardly a case of “out of the frying pan, into the fire” … I think we can all agree that taking a dip in the Caribbean Sea is the best way to beat the heat!

*What exactly is Soursop? Native to the Caribbean, this funny fruit may be prickly and green on the outside but inside is an edible white pulp with a is sweetly tropical flavor.

For reservations call 1.800.Outpost or visit jakeshotel.com

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