When we think of summer, we think of ice cream, fresh fruit, and hot-sunny days.
As much as we love ice cream, it isn’t the always the healthiest treat (especially if you have a dairy allergy). This sugar free sorbet combines the idea of ice cream with summer fruit into one creamy, healthy treat. All you need is fruit, honey, and a food processor to create this delicious dessert! Peaches, melon, raspberries, nectarines, or strawberries would be great fruits to make into a sorbet that will take you back to summer no matter the season.
Berries and stone fruits are part of the Dirty Dozen fruits and vegetable that can be laden with pesticides, so buy them organically whenever possible. Growing your own
You may ask yourself, “What is sorbet?” Sorbet is typically flavored water with added coloring and sugars. Sorbets that you buy at the store are made with artificial flavors, colors, and lots of processed sugars. Sorbet is also a good vegan option because it doesn’t contain dairy or eggs like most ice creams or sherbets.
Making this summertime treat at home gives you full control over what you’re creating without needing to add unnecessary ingredients, like loads of sugar. And since this dessert is made with only real fruit and honey, it’s packed with all-natural vitamins!
Adapting our Sugar Free Sorbet
You know, a recipe is not truly perfect until you’ve added your own touch to it. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Let your inner chef come out and play and change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:
- Try using two varieties of fruit
- Cucumber sorbet would be elegant! Peel and seed 1 1/2 pounds of cucumbers for this variant.
- Blend in crushed walnuts or almonds
- Add some fresh thyme, mint or minced lemon verbena for added flavor
If you decide to try this project, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!
Fruit and Honey Sorbet
- 1 lb frozen fruit berries, melons, apples, pears
- 1/4 c Waxing Kara Honey
- mint sprigs for garnish
In a food processor, pulse fruit and honey until smooth.
Pour mixture into a loaf pan and cover. Freeze for at least six hours.
Scoop into bowls and top with garnish