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Simple Fresh Sorbet

Simple Fresh Sorbet

Fruit sorbet is easier to make than you think, and very kid-friendly. Little ones can help measure and prep the sorbet, so it’s a great activity for children who like to help!  It is also perfect for parties because it is such a simple dessert to make.  Perfect for cookouts, a cool treat on a warm summer evening, or ‘just because’, it is sure to become a staple in your repertoire. It’s healthier than ice cream or other frozen desserts, but it is incredibly delicious! It also perfect for holidays and events!

Go red, white, and yellow!

  • Red: Watermelon, strawberry, or raspberry
  • White: coconut, apple, or pear (pineapple also comes out off-white)
  • Blue: blueberry or blackberry
  • Yellow: pineapple, mango, lemon

It can also be made with cranberry, which can be a fun option for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Kiwi, strawberry, peach, orange, and mango work great for Easter and springtime. The options are endless!

Don’t hesitate to get creative and mix fruits and flavors – strawberry banana, mango pineapple, kiwi strawberry, or mixed berry are all great!

To make easy fruit sorbet, all you need is the following:

  • Frozen fruit
  • Sweetener (raw honey, stevia, or sugar)
  •  A little lemon juice
  • Heavy duty blender or food processor

You can use any fruit that you want – just make sure that you dice it before freezing so that it can be easily blended.

The recipe ‘base’ is more of a ratio – it’s easy to double or triple.  You can also play around with the sweeteners – try more or less of one, half and half, or different ones.  It’s customizable to your preference, and you can adjust it as you go along.

Recipe base:

  • 1 cup of frozen, diced fruit (Peel fruit with skins. Canned and pre-frozen fruit can work as well)
  • 1/8 cup of sugar or honey. Look up equivilences for agave, stevia, or other sweetener choices.
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice
  • Warm water, if needed (no more than 2-3 tablespoons)

Place the fruit, sugar, and lemon juice in the blender.  Pulse the blender until fruit is finely chopped, then blend on high until it develops a smooth texture. You may need to stop periodically to add in some warm water and stir the mixture to ensure it evenly blends.

Pour fruit mixture into a food storage container.  Place in the freezer until set (approximately 4-6 hours). If the mixture is too frozen to scoop, let it rest for 5 minutes at room temperature.


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About the Author: Yvonne Wonder

As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.

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