Sharon or kaki fruit can also be used for this recipe.
Take a thick slice off the top of each persimmon to make the lid. With a pointed spoon, carefully scoop out the persimmon flesh, keeping the skins intact, and put the flesh into a blender, together with the lemon zest and icing sugar. Blend until smooth. Fold the persimmon purée into the cream, divide the mixture among the fruit skins which you have put for a while in the freezer, replace the lids, and chill until required.
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