Serves 6 / Other seasonal fruits may be used in place of pears in this light and refreshing dessert.

1 (3-inch) piece fresh ginger, unpeeled

½ cup water

2 tablespoons honey, or to taste

Juice of 1/2 lemon

4 ripe Comice pears, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped

1. Grate ginger finely into a small strainer; using fingers, press every drop of ginger juice into a food processor. Discard solids. Add water, honey, lemon juice, pears, and a pinch of sea salt. Process until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Taste and adjust sweetener or salt. Freeze in an ice-cream maker per manufacturer’s directions. (Alternatively, pour into a rimmed baking sheet and freeze until solid, at least 3 hours; turn out onto a cutting board and chop coarsely. Then place in a food processor and process until smooth.)

PER SERVING: 89 cal, 0g fat (0g mono, 1g poly, 0g sat), 0mg chol, 1g protein, 22g carb, 3g fiber, 2mg sodium