One of my favorite things about summer, other than lazy days in the sun, is the fresh fruit! It just seems much juicier during the summer. Of course, that could be just me.
Homemade Fruit Sorbet
Nonetheless, fresh fruits, although absolutely perfect raw and as-is, are delicious in a variety of recipes. Cakes, smoothies, yogurt, ice pops; you can get as creative as you want.
And during the summer, “Hello, fresh desserts!”
For example, since I often limit the amount of dairy I eat (due to sensitivities) yet love ice cream, I’ve found that fresh fruit sorbet is a great way to go when it’s hot out.
Basically, you can make homemade sorbet with any of your favorite fruits–and you don’t even need an ice cream maker to do it!
Sliced strawberries, raspberries, peaches, kiwi, bananas and mangoes all make delicious sorbet, but really you can use almost any fruit of your choice.
And once you move past freezing the fruit, the process isn’t long and is pretty easy to do.
Take a look at the recipe for homemade fruit sorbet to see what I mean.
- 4 cups fresh fruit
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- 1 pinch salt
- sugar to taste
Slice fruit and spread sliced in one layer on a baking sheet. Freeze, uncovered, until frozen solid.
Once the fruit is frozen, let it thaw at room temperature for 15 minutes.
Place in a blender with orange juice and blend until smooth. Add a small pinch of salt, with a little sugar to taste, and prepare to serve.
That’s all it takes to enjoy your own homemade sorbet this summer–without an ice cream maker! Start freezing, blending, and eating.
- Slice fruit and spread sliced in one layer on a baking sheet. Freeze, uncovered, until frozen solid.
- Once the fruit is frozen, let it thaw at room temperature for 15 minutes.
- Place in a blender with orange juice and blend until smooth. Add a small pinch of salt, with a little sugar to taste, and prepare to serve.
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