Recipes Homemade Sorbet from Your Blender

Published on July 31st, 2009 | by Jamie Ervin

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Homemade Sorbet from Your Blender





Homemade Sorbet from Your Blender

The summer heat leaves me dreaming of frozen delights.  Traditional ice cream is high in fat and not good for our bodies at all, non-dairy ice creams are often pricey.  The kids enjoy all kinds of frozen treats in ice pop form, but hubs and I prefer scoops in a bowl.

Here’s a delicious (and simple) recipe for a fruity homemade sorbet everyone in your house is sure to love!

Banana Berry Homemade Sorbet

(Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen banana in chunks
  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup granola or chopped almonds (optional, for topping)

Method

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm orange juice and honey until dissolved. Allow to cool.
  2. Place all ingredients in the blender and process until smooth and creamy. Taste for sweetness, add more if needed.
  3. Serve or freeze for later. If you freeze this tasty treat, remember to remove from freezer and allow to sit at room temperature for a few minutes prior to scooping.

Variations: – Opt for different fruits, keeping the total amount of frozen fruit chunks at 4 cups. Blueberry-Peach? Mango-Banana? Pineapple-Strawberry? Banana-Chocolate Chip-Almond?

Eat Well. Be Well.

Photo Credit: Trio of Summer Fruit Ice Creams by JessicaFM on Flickr under Creative Commons License.

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About the Author

Being green comes naturally for Jamie, a Native Oregonian. Educated at Oregon State University she is now a UofO Ducks fan, but remains true to her Alma Mater, the Beavers. Jamie lives vicariously through her husband, a developer of shoes for little feet, who travels the world over and prays she doesn't blog about him. She is the mother to five children, aged 4-16 and a Registered Daycare Provider. Her long term goals include traveling Asia, completing her first novel, obtaining her Master's Degree in English Lit and Education, in addition, Jamie would love to start a natural household and body product line, or maybe just pour some (organic soy) candles. Visit Jamie's personal blog, Looks Good In Polka Dots where it's not just about mothering, gluten free cooking and socially conscious living.



  • http://blog.thenatureschild.com Cate Nelson

    I’m on this, Jamie. I have all the ingredients on hand, and some bananas that are begging to be made into bread. This sounds delicious!

  • http://glueandglitter.com Becky

    Woa! This is so happening in my kitchen with the next batch of fruit from our CSA!

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    Thanks! I make smoothies for breakfast with a little less frozen fruit and a little more liquid. Your proportions made a very nice “frozen dessert” that we enjoyed last night!

  • Zakk

    This is one of the most delicious sorbets I have ever tasted, including commercial sorbets! delicious.

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