Our ice cream maker can whip up some cold, rich, homemade ice cream in about 20 minutes – easy, convenient, and much, much healthier than store-bought ice cream! But if you don’t have an ice cream maker, don’t despair; there are many ice cream-like treats that can be made without one.
A simple summer sorbet is actually quite easy to make. All you need is some fruit, a sweetener, and a blender or a food processor. One of my favorite things about fruit sorbets is they are so forgiving and flexible … you can use a variety of fruits, vary the flavors, and adjust the sweetener according to your personal taste.
Summertime is Mango Time
Earlier this summer my friend brought us a whole box of sweet, juicy mangos, successfully reminding me how much I like this tropical fruit. Since then, I’ve picked up a few when grocery shopping and have been enjoying experimenting with different ways to enjoy mangos, like mango pudding and and sugar-free mango sorbet.
- 2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 tablespoon white grape juice concentrate or pineapple juice (Use white grape juice if possible as it adds sweetness without detracting from the mango flavor.)
- 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
- Place all ingredients in food processor and process until creamy, stirring often. Don’t puree too long or sorbet will be thin.
- Serve immediately.