These 4 easy fruit sorbet recipes are dairy free, refined sugar free, and you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make them!
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What can I say about homemade fruit sorbets?
First, they’re pretty much summer perfection, all wrapped up in a sweet, frozen, healthy treat.
Second, they’re so easy to make, it’s kinda ridiculous.
Seriously — just grab your fruit of choice, freeze it, and then puree it using a food processor or heavy duty blender. No ice cream maker required.
Ever since I started making homemade fruit sorbets, I’ve tried a BUNCH of different flavors. It all started with this cantaloupe sorbet and then I was in love.
So, of course, I kept trying new flavors, like banana and lemon blueberry.
I have 4 new easy fruit sorbet recipes to add to the collection to share with you, plus tips on how to make homemade fruit sorbet with any fruit.
Life, prepare to get immensely better!
How To Make Sorbet Without An Ice Cream Maker
Learning how to make sorbet without an ice cream maker changed my life. No joke.
When I realized I didn’t need to add practically anything to a fresh fruit sorbet, I was able to make my own tasty frozen treats without any added sugars or creams. All you need is frozen fruit and a heavy duty blender or food processor.
I use my food processor which is this Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor and it works great, but a heavy duty blender like a Vitamix or similar brand would do the trick. You just need a blender or processor of some sort that can break down chunks of frozen fruit.
In a nutshell, you can make sorbet without an ice cream maker in 3 simple steps…
- Cut up the fruit.
- Freeze the fruit.
- Blend the frozen fruit.
It’s really that simple. You can add in other flavors to boost the actual fruit, like lime or lemon juice as well as some raw honey if your fruit isn’t quite sweet enough on its own. Or, you can combine fruits to make fun recipes.
See? Life changing.
This Watermelon Sorbet is so sweet and refreshing and perfect for a sweet summer watermelon. To get the recipe, click here.
How To Make Sorbet With Any Fruit
Okay, so we discussed the three easy steps to make a sorbet already. But, what fruits are best to make sorbet? Well, that’s the awesome part — you can make sorbet with any fruit as long as you follow the steps.
Here are my favorite fruits to make sorbet:
However, you can make your own combinations with your favorite fruits. You can also toss in a little plain greek yogurt and quickly turn your sorbet into a frozen yogurt. Just sayin…
If you’re wanting to make vegan sorbet, it’s super easy since adding any sweetener is completely optional and hardly necessary if you’re suing fresh, sweet fruit. However, if you need to sweeten your sorbet and want to keep it vegan, just choose pure maple syrup instead of raw honey. Poof: vegan.
This rich and sweet Mango Sorbet is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.
How To Freeze Fresh Fruit For Fruit Sorbet
A question I get asked a lot is if it’s necessary to freeze the fruit yourself, or if it’s okay to use already-frozen fruit from the store. Personally, I prefer to freeze my own fruit because I can totally control picking out the freshest, ripest, and sweetest fruit available which is in season. However, it’s not necessary to freeze your own fruit. If you want to use a bag of frozen fruit (whether you already have in the freezer or you’re craving something that doesn’t happen to be in season), these recipe will still work perfectly.
A helpful word on freezing your own fruit. Try to make the pieces as evenly sized as possible, since that will make them easier to break down in the food processor. And, when placing the diced fresh fruit on the baking sheet to be frozen, make sure they are spaced out some and not touching. If they touch or are frozen in a pile, they will be harder to break apart and add to the food processor to blend. This is another issue with purchasing pre-frozen fruit, since it’s more difficult to control how stuck together the fruit may be.
This Raspberry Sorbet is so easy to make and is the perfect blend of sweet and tart.
How To Make Healthy Sorbet
Sadly, a lot of the store-bought fruit sorbets contain A LOT of added sugars, which really isn’t necessary to enjoy the sorbet. Instead, you can make your own healthy sorbet using much less sweetener and, if using any, you can add in raw honey to avoid refined sugars. If your fruit is super sweet to begin with, you don’t even need to add in any sweetener, which is awesome and makes for one healthy, guilt-free frozen dessert.
This Peach Sorbet is sweet and creamy and the perfect use for sweet summer peaches.
Whichever fruit you may choose to turn into delicious, creamy, and sweet homemade fruit sorbet, I hope you enjoy it while you stay cool this summer.
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