Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fresh Fruit Ice Cream and Sorbets- no machine




What could be more refreshing than a cooling fresh fruit ice cream or non dairy sorbet for dessert. No need to visit your local ice cream parlor because you can make a much healthier vegan version in literally minutes. You won't need an ice cream maker either.
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I like recipes that are easy and fast , and it doesn't get much easier or faster than this one. Just place the four ingredients in your high power blender or food processor and whiz quickly until just smooth ( a minute?)

Clever Tip for Parties or Serving Groups

Want to serve this recipe to a group. Look at this clever trick.
You can keep the scooped ice cream or sorbets frozen until you are ready to serve them. They will be look perfect. Each scoop will need about 3-5 minutes to thaw before eating them.

sorbets in a cupcake tin
                           Flavors: blueberry vanilla, Mango Lassi, strawberry lemon



sorbet in a cupcake tin


metal container ( or small pot) left too long and too hard to scoop out
If you leave the ice cream or sorbets in the freezer for a longer period of time, they will harden somewhat and become very firm. To eat them you will have to let them thaw for about 10 minutes and then you will have to place it back in the blender for a minute before eating them- Unless you do what I do.

This is what I do. After the sorbet is in a container in the freezer for the hour and half, I scoop it with an ice cream scoop and place each scoop in a compartment of a cup cake baking tin! Then I can put the twelve scoops back in the freezer and leave them as long as I want all ready scooped for whenever I am ready to serve them!

sorbet in a cupcake tin

This works great if you are having a party or just want to serve your sorbets to your family after dinner.

Your fresh homemade ice cream or sorbets will pre-scooped and ready to serve whenever you are ready for them! Use as many scoops as you want to eat and return the remaining frozen scoops to the freezer in a large ziploc baggy.


All Healthy Nutrient Rich Ingredients
You can feel good eating these healthy nutrient-rich desserts. Real fruit contains immune building antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. If you add Greek yogurt, you add protein and probiotics. This is a delicious health giving snack or dessert the entire family will love. Or if you are vegan, use coconut milk.

You can use any kind of fruit that you like. You can buy fresh fruit , wash it , and then freeze it on a cookie sheet. You could also just buy a bag of frozen fruit. Either way will work.


The Ice Cream and Sorbet recipes

For these recipes, I bought organic frozen strawberries, organic frozen blueberries, and a bag of frozen mango chunks. I made three different flavored frozen treats. You can follow my recipes or experiment with different fruit and flavors that you like. Pineapple? Kiwi? Watermelon? Cantaloupe? They will all work, but for those fruits I suggest using the recipe that calls for a banana to give it some creaminess.

I used honey as the sweetener ,and I must say that it does impart a honey taste. If you don't like honey, you could substitute organic pure maple syrup, but that also has a distinct taste. So experiment with a sweetener of your choice. If you want to use organic sugar, you will need to mix it with water and heat it to make it into a  simple syrup first. Remember, the fruit is sweet to begin with, so you don't need a lot of sweetener. It will depend on how sweet your fruit is and your taste preference.

Strawberry Lemon- Vegan  serves 4    ( Fruit, lemon juice, sweetener, banana)
1 and 1/2 cups of frozen strawberries
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice and a teaspoon of lemon zest ( I used an organic lemon)
2 Tablespoons honey, maple syrup , or sweetener of choice
1 medium banana ( not frozen) for creaminess


Blueberry Vanilla -Vegan  serves 4  ( fruit, almond milk, lemon, honey) 
1 and 1/2 cups of frozen organic blueberries
1 cup of vanilla almond milk ( or any milk of your choice + 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract)
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 Tablespoons of raw organic honey, maple syrup, or sweetener of choice


Mango Lassi- Dairy  serves 4  ( fruit, Greek Yogurt, honey, lemon juice) 
1 and 1/2 cups of frozen mango chunks
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup raw organic honey, maple syrup or sweetener of choice
3 Tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
** this ice cream that has the added yogurt takes a little longer to thaw - let it sit out for about 5 minutes before serving

Directions for making the ice cream or sorbets: 
Place a small metal bowl ( or a small metal pot) in the freezer for at about 5 minutes so it can chill.
Process the 4 ingredients in a high power blender ( like a Vitamix or Nutribullet ) or use a food processor until they become smooth and creamy. Do not over process or it will become too liquidy. Eat immediately, or place into the cold metal bowl in the freezer and freeze for about an hour and half. Scoop into bowls or scoop into muffin tins and freeze for later.

Tips: 


  • Before serving the strawberry lemon and the blueberry vanilla sorbet scoops  thaw quickly- let them sit out for about two minutes before serving. However,  the sorbet with the Greek yogurt will need to sit out to thaw for about 5 minutes before serving.
  • You can substitute orange juice for the lemon juice or even use frozen orange juice concentrate and perhaps not need any added sweetener. 


Want a popsicle instead?


mango blueberry popsicle

Strawberry, Blueberry, Mango Popsicle
I took a scoop of each flavor and layered it into a popsicle mold and then inserted a stick. I froze it overnight and un-molded it in the next day ! 
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This post was initially posted at  Driftwood-Gardens  where I was guest blogger / I know you will love this healthy easy dessert and have an opportunity to explore Jen's blog. 

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60 comments:

  1. Hi Judee,
    You had me at healthy and easy! Those look absolutely delicious and I am following the link to get the recipe.
    Visiting from Miz Helens today - so nice to find your beautiful blog :)

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    1. Robyn,
      Thank you for the comments and compliment. I just visited your blog too and found some wonderful recipes I would love to try.

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  2. Judee,
    I followed you from Farmer's Market Friday. Seems we were both thinking the same thing this past week - and on the same day!
    I love how you combined flavors. They look amazing! Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

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    1. So funny! I just visited your blog and saw that incredible fresh peach sorbet! What a great way to use up some fresh peaches. I

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  3. Mmm I want all of those. Thanks for sharing. Hello from the Weekends Are Fun Blog Hop!

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    1. That's why I made a variety of flavors. It was so fast and easy. Take your pick!

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  4. The cupcake tray idea is great Judee!! I've been making homemade ice creams and sherbet but haven't tried sorbet yet. Definitely on my list of things to make ....soon! Thanks for sharing :)
    Julie@ Sweet And Spicy Monkey

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    1. Oh Julie,
      You have the most wonderful recipes for homemade vegan ice cream. I've pinned most of them. Hope you will enjoy my sherbet recipe.

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  5. Great tip! These fruit sorbets look so refreshing and delish.

    Stopping by from Foodie Friends.

    Toodles~

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    1. Hi Tammy,
      You'll love how easy and fast these sorbets are to make.

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  6. Judee, I can't thank you enough for sharing this fabulous post on my blog! My readers are loving it!

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  8. Happy Saturday Judee,
    I love the way you used the muffin tin for the different awesome Sorbets. I will be making this very soon! Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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    1. Miz Helen,
      The muffin tin is a great help to keep them scooped and ready to serve. Try spraying the tins with a little oil spray before putting in the scooped sherbet.

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  9. The muffin tin idea is so clever and such a great time saver! Thanks for sharing :) I also just started following you on G+, have a great Sunday!

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    1. Hi Tiffiny,
      So glad you like the muffin tin idea and thank you for following me on G+. I just followed you as well and look forward to your future posts. I also post additional recipes, tips, and articles on Twitter .

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  10. Love the muffin tin idea! I am all about fast and easy, so I cannot wait to try these sorbets. I've pinned. Thanks for linking up with Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  11. Thanks for coming by Let's Get Real. Love your post and appreciate you taking the time to share.
    Blessings,
    Shari

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    1. I look forward to your weekly linky for real food!

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  12. I saw this on Merry Monday Linky Party and HAD to come visit. I'm now following you on G+ as well.
    LOVE healthy recipes.
    I have a link party every Tuesday thru Thursday and would love to have you stop by The Southern Special link up!
    Dawn
    Spatulas On Parade

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  13. Wow those look delicious! Love sorbets h=and how great to make your own! Lovely stuff! #creativemondays Caroline xx

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  14. What a fab idea to freeze the sorbet in scoops like that! All the flavours look delicious but mango lassi especially so. Yum!

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  15. Thanks for sharing your sorbet recipes. I like the idea of freezing them after they've been whipped.

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  16. Great flavors thanks for bringing your sorbet to foodie friday. I pinned these.

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  17. Fantastic post Judee, hope you and you and your family have a great 4th of July weekend!

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  18. These look awesome! Especially the mango! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday! Can't wait to see what you have for us next week! - Kristina

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  19. I love this, Judee! And the muffin tin is great tip. Blueberry vanilla sounds like it could be my favorite. Thank you for sharing a no ice cream maker needed frozen treat.

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  20. These are fantastic! Thanks for posting!
    Sherry

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  21. Hi Jade.

    I came across your blog at the Gluten free Wednesday link up. Thanks for sharing. These look so refreshing. Can't wait to try them.

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  22. Delicious lovely sorbets, this flavors can only get from a homemade one. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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  23. Hi Judee,
    What healthy, delicious summer desserts! Just what I need for a hot summer day! I am so delighted that you shared this awesome sorbert recipe with us at the Plant-based Potluck Party! All the best, Deborah

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  24. Hello and thank you for sharing this! I would love to try this recipe - my kids would be thrilled. Especially if I put the sorbet in muffiin tins (lol!). So happy you linked up at Merry Monday LInky! I hope we see you next week (Sunday 6pm PST) Have a great weekend, Julia

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  25. I love the idea of keeping the scoops in a muffin tin until ready to serve! Brilliant! :)

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    1. Thanks - it is a big help for entertaining

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  26. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured this week on Full Plate Thursday. Hope you enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate.
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate the feature. I love your weekly blog carnival

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  27. Great idea, yummy :)

    Thanks for sharing over at Creative Monday, pinned and featuring this week at the blog hop..

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  28. Great idea putting them in muffin pans. Thank you for sharing on Four Seasons Blog Hop.

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    1. Shawna,
      It's amazing how many uses one can have for those little muffin tins

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  29. Using the muffin tins for these refreshing sorbet scoops is a clever idea. They are perfect for this time of the year.

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  30. Love the muffin tin idea! Your recipe will be featured at Savoring Saturdays when the party goes live today at 7pm. Congrats and thanks for linking up!

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    1. Eva,
      Thank you so much for the feature. I'll be stopping over. I get so many wonderful ideas from your blog carnival

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  31. Good morning Judy, I wanted to let you know that I am featuring our ice cream in my Weekend Party this week, hope that you can stop by and link up another.

    Have a great day!
    Karren

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  32. Ummmm... Summertime in Texas is the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing sorbet. I've never made them before but I'll certainly be trying your recipes soon. What a cooling, healthy alternative to ice cream! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Taylor-Made Homestead
    Texas

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  33. I love all these combos! Perfect for summer. Thanks for linking up with us

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  34. Definitely bookmarking these gluten free recipes! It's summer! Lovely! #AwesomelifeFridays

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  35. I love these sorbets. I also really like your idea of putting scoops in the muffin tins so they are ready to be served. My niece and I went to four different stores on Friday to find some Sorbet for a recipe that we were making. I wish that I had seen this recipe sooner, but at least now I have it. Thank you for sharing on Happiness is Homemade link party. Pinned and shared.

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  36. These all look so delicious! Pinning!

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  37. These look so refreshing!! Thanks for sharing on the what's for dinner link up.

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    1. I am glad to share on What's for Dinner. I appreciate you coming by to comment

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  38. These recipes are awesome! Thanks! Sharing on Twitter. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

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    1. Thank you . I appreciate that you will share them on Twitter. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment

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  39. I can't wait to try these. i have a whole drawer of frozen berries in my freezer that I haven't been sure how on earth I'm going to use them all. Pinned for later!

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    1. I love when I find a new recipe for something I have an abundance of. I hope you enjoy making thee easy no churn ice cream in all different flavors

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  40. Great tip to use a muffin tin. And summer is definitely the time to enjoy sorbet!

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    1. The muffin tin idea is such a time saver especially if you want to serve it at a party- let's say for kids

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  41. Oh gosh, these look wonderful!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  42. I never thought to use a muffin tin! So clever. I know Little Dedicated's friends would love this at the next summer get together. Thank you for sharing at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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