Thursday, June 6, 2013

Homemade Sorbets

This is a great summertime treat for you and the kiddos and the best part is it's Healthy and Fat-Free - Yeah!  These great recipes are from Healthy Happy Life.  Customize them to your own family's tastes and have fun!  Our favorite is the Strawberry banana - Yum!

These Summer Sorbets are cool, creamy and surprisingly easy to make! Yesterday I blended up four flavors: Strawberry Banana, Banana Pineapple, Zippy Wild Blueberry and Spicy Mango.

And the best part about this post is that you'll learn the basic technique I use - so you can whip up your own sorbet flavor creations! You could try creamy coconut banana, peach cinnamon, banana lime, raspberry lime, blackberry, banana papaya and more! 

Bring on the summer heat with these colorful sorbets waiting in your freezer!..

Fruity Summer Sorbets
To Make: Add all ingredients to a high speed/high quality blender like a Vitamix.
Tip: slightly thaw the frozen fruit so that it easily blends - but is still frosty.
Blend until smooth - do not overblend. You do not want to "melt" the mixture. Keep it as thick and frosty as possible.
Pour into freezer-friendly container.
Tip: A chilled metal container works best. If you can find small metal containers to chill for your sorbet - grab them!
Chill until firm.
Scoop and serve!

Strawberry Banana1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
1 1/2 bananas (fresh)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup maple syrup

Pineapple Banana2 bananas (fresh)
1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup maple syrup
optional sub: try coconut milk instead of lemon juice for an ultra creamy sorbet (not fat free)

Zippy Wild Blueberry1 1/2 cups frozen wild blueberries
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 banana (fresh)
optional: 1/2 tsp ginger powder or grated fresh ginger OR dash of cayenne

Spicy Mango1 1/2 cups frozen mango
1 banana (fresh)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup maple syrup
a few dashes of cayenne powder

Ingredient subs: You can easily substitute the maple syrup with agave syrup. And the lemon juice can be subbed with lime juice. A hint of citrus zest is also a nice touch.


  1. Looks good and easy to make too!


  2. I just made one the other night with frozen pineapple and it was delish!! It was 1lb frozen pineapple, 1 cup soy milk, 1tsp vanilla, and 1/4 cup sugar. Yummy!!!