By Jenny Sanders on October 31, 2003
Photo by tomsawyer
Photo by tomsawyer
"This is such a wonderful summertime treat! I have used all kinds of fruit combinations in this; use your imagination. Far richer and intense in flavour than anything you can buy, and yet it's almost all just healthy fruit. The fruits that work best have a fairly smooth fleshy texture; things like mangoes, muskmelons, peaches, apricots, and bananas. But also good are strawberries, pineapple, blueberries and the like. Seedy or watery fruits can be used, but it is best to use them mixed with something that has a smoother denser texture, and to use less of them. Cook time is tempering time, but prep time does not include freezing time."
Serving Size: 1 (520 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"I loved the rich and natural flavour of the sorbet, and it was really quick and easy to make, without an ice cream machine. I made a mango sorbet. I had two problems though: 1) The frozen mixture was way too dry and hard to process in a blender or food processor, so I had to use my hand blender, which always gives the smoothest results. Even then it was still difficult to mix (my blender actually started 'smoking'!). The lemon juice just wasn't enough to make it manageable, so I suggest adding more liquid, like orange juice. 2) If you add sugar to the fruit and just freeze it that way, you will taste grains of undissolved sugar in the end product, which I find quite unpleasant. I think it's better to make a syrup (by dissolving sugar in boiled water first), or add another liquid sweetener such as honey or maple syrup. To sum up, I prefer making sorbets with fresh fruit and a syrup, and freeze it in a churning machine. But with a few adaptations, this recipe is a really good alternative for people who don't have an ice cream machine. Thank you."
"YUM-O!!! I used strawberries, banana, stevia, and fresh orange juice (with a splash of vanilla). Oh wow. Very yum. Thanks!"
"Mmmm! So goood! Used 1/2 strawberries, 1/2 apricots. Made this for HEALTHY TAG game and so glad I did because I have been meaning to try this for a long time! Everyone should try this, perfect for summer and I'm sure I will be making it often with lots of different combos! Thanks for all the ideas!"
"Oh Soo good. It was exquisite. So decadent. I used 2 cups strawberries, 1 cup raspberries and 1 cup blueberries with 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar and a squirt of agava syrup Opps I forgot to mention I also used the lemon, Lime combo but only what I thought it needed."
"I used strawberries, bananas, orange juice and honey and it came out great! However, the frozen fruit massacred my cheapo food processor. Next time, I'll skip that step and use fresh fruit instead."
"LOVE THIS!! We have made this a couple times and mix it up quite a bit - no sugar - only lemon - the ingredients mixed first and then put in popsicle molds - all different fruits!! My favorite is mango banana!! Thanks for a tasty treat!!!"
"made with just fresh mangoes and juice of 1 lime and lemon. Didn't need sugar. Was fabulous! going to try with raspberries and mangoes tomorrow."
"This is an easy way to make sorbet! I made mango and banana sorbet. I forgot that my food processor didn't work so I used the blender and skipped to step two as that way they blended together easier. I also used organic sugar which made it fat-free and sugar-free sorbet! Thanks for a great recipe!"
"This is a great recipe, fun and easy to make. "
"Smooth, delicious, and easy! I made the mango and strawberry version, and I can't wait to try other combinations. Thanks for the treat! :)"
"My NEW FAVORITE of all zaar recipes! This is so good and easy it's just unbelievable! The most delicious way to get your serving of fruit, you have to try it and see for yourself. I used splenda for the sugar and a mixture of bagged frozen fruit I had bought at the grocery, (strawberry, pineapple, papaya & mango). OMG, soooooo gooooood!!!! After this was whipped up it was ready to eat right then and there. A soft, smooth sorbet that has the just right consistency for me. If you want your kids to eat more fruit, just whip them up a batch of this. If needed use honey or maple syrup for the sweetner. Bet they gobble it right up. If you have ice pop cups this would good to use in them also for quick and healthy treats. Jenny, you hit a home run with this one, out of the ballpark. Thank you so much. A great one for dieters too. (like me) Oh, I had to use extra liquid (juice) half a lemon just wasn't enough liquid to keep my chopper going. Just put in a little at a time until it would run smoothly. One more thing, the nutrition facts for this recipe is waaaayyyyyy off!"
"Excellent, Excellent recipe!!! It just takes no time at all to do it. We used to have fruit salads and custards before. But beyond a point it was always "health food". But this is absolutely delish!!!!"
"oh my god. this is sooooo good. and i can't believe how easy and effortless it was to make. i tried this with oranges and added milk. its SO good!"
"Delish! We lived in sweltering heat for almost 3 consecutive weeks this summer, & this just hit the spot. Thanks for posting!"
"I just made a banana-blueberry sorbet and tried some before putting it in the freezer. Very good. Nice healthy change to ice cream."
"Wonderful!! I used a 20 oz can of pineapple chunks in pineapple juice with 1 large and 1 small banana. Used 4 tablespoons of sugar and some of the reserved pineapple juice. Very easy to make."
"Made this with 3 cups frozen blueberries and 1 cup frozen mango (to add creaminess), 2 T sugar, and 1 T (bottled) lemon juice. The mixture ended up being too dry to puree effectively (I kept getting air pockets), so I added 2 T apple juice to the mixture, which worked great!!"
"Beautiful, easy and SOOOO good! Thanks for the great recipe!"
"This sorbet is incredible and even my fruit hating husband eats it daily. I do find it easier to blend with maple syrup which makes it creamy. I use mostly frozen fruit but like to freeze fresh fruit as well. Pineapple seems to be the hardest to chop. Have to really hang onto that Cuisinart lid. I also like to add some lemon or lime zest to the fruit mix. Raspberry/lime and blueberry/lemon are two of my favorites. Very refreshing, healthy and satisfying. Thank you for such an awesome recipe!"