Easy Fruit Sorbet
Cara J Mastrangello
With the summer coming and our resolution to keep ice cream out of the house (which is probably going to hurt us more than them) I started looking for cold sweet treat alternatives.
My Aunt Liddy gave me this "guideline" recipe, so far I have made strawberry banana, blueberry peach, orange (came out really soft) and mango.
How to Make Easy Fruit Sorbet
- In a saucepan over low heat, warm orange juice and agave syrup (or honey) until the syrup is dissolved, stirring constantly. Should only take a few minutes. DO NOT let it start to bubble, as soon as it looks dissolved take it off the heat.
Let it cool completely.
- Cut up the fruit (if necessary) into small chunks to make it easier to blend.
Place the fruit, lemon juice, lime juice, and syrup in a blender until completely smooth and creamy. You'll have to stop a few times and scrape the sides of the blender.
- Freeze immediately. Before serving, allow to set out a few moments to soften.
If you are making this for adults, add a 2 tablespoons of vodka/rum/etc to the blender. This helps it from freezing too solid and will give a softer texture.
I haven't tried it this way, but my aunt tells me that if you don't want an alcohol flavor in it to use vodka.
- Serving suggestion:
To dress this up, serve in a martini/margarita glass with sliced fruit and a sprinkle of granola or sweet toasted nuts.