Summer is here and it is getting warmer by the day, so what with my Pinterest addiction and my handy-dandy Magic Bullet blender, homemade sorbet seems like the perfect solution to beat the heat!
After playing around with a few recipes on Pinterest, I developed my own favorite sorbet secrets; here goes:
First things first – I tried a variety of different fruits and found that buying fresh fruits, slicing them and then freezing them (as opposed to using already frozen fruits from the freezer aisle) made a huge difference in taste! I also tried a million different combinations, but rather than list them all, I’ll just make a few suggestions.
I loved making the sorbets because the ingredients could not have been simpler. All the recipe requires is your choice of frozen fruit, fruit juice (or water, if the fruit you choose has a strong flavor), a small amount of lemon or lime juice and a syrupy sweetener such as honey, maple syrup or simple syrup. I chose to combine peaches, apple juice, lime juice and honey. Some of my other favorites included grapes, strawberries and white peaches.
To make this sorbet, I combined 1 3/4 cups frozen peaches, 1/4 cup frozen banana, 1 cup apple juice, 2 tbsp lime juice and 1 tbsp honey into my blender and blended until smooth. This recipe makes approximately four servings of sorbet.
Next, I poured the mixture into a pre-chilled container (I recommend a freezer safe dish, such as stainless steel or a sturdy plastic). As you can see, I also spooned a small amount into a “tasting” cup so that I could test the recipe before serving it. Then, simply place the dish in the freezer and let it freeze! It only takes a couple hours for the sorbet to thicken and freeze; if left in the freezer longer, it will freeze completely, but you can simply place it in the refrigerator for an hour or so before serving to give it time to soften up a bit.
Voila! A cool, refreshing summer peach sorbet! I had so much fun experimenting (and eating) all of the different fruit sorbets. It could not be easier and it makes a great fat-free, low calorie dessert for these warm summer evenings.
What fruits would you use to make a summer sorbet? Thanks for reading :)