Recipe Post: 5-Minute Fruit Sherbets and Sorbets

The weather is definitely heating up in my region, and with that comes a reduction in hunger, energy, and patience. However, my desire for cool treats to soothe my palate and cool down my internal core so my forehead doesn’t melt is at an ALL TIME HIGH. The best, quickest and cheapest method, in my opinion, to get this done is by making lots and LOTS of small-batch sherbets and sorbets, as many as my whimsy dictates and freezer can hold.

These icy treats are surprisingly economical, as they use frozen fruit and not much else. The method for making up each sherbet and sorbet is alike, so I have included it only in the first recipe; you can reference it for any other recipes you’d like to try in this list. And don’t be afraid to try your own substitutions! Don’t have frozen mangoes, but you do have strawberries and some frozen bananas, or you prefer the taste of frozen peaches to pineapples? I say Give’r!

A few notes for each recipe: whatever fruit you use, make sure it is frozen. If you find the mixture not blending well, you can add more juice or dairy/non-dairy milk to loosen the mixture enough so it will blend smooth. Also, you can substitute any dairy milk for non-dairy milk of your choice, or leave it out entirely if you wish to make a sorbet. And if you have a different juice or juice cocktail that sounds like it would go well with the fruit combination you’ve chosen, give it a try! Keep in mind, however, that NON 100% pure juices have a lot more sugar in them, so your final result may end up being much sweeter than the original recipe. And lastly, if you find the recipe as written below is not as sweet as you’d like (as an example, I found my frozen peaches were a bit tart for my liking when I made peach sorbet), add a spoonful of honey or liquid sugar of your choice such as corn syrup, golden syrup, etc., re-blend and re-taste until you find your preferred sweetness level. Using granulated sugar will make your mixture grainy.

Enjoy your sorbet and sherbet adventures, folx, and remember: you don’t have to tell the kids they’re getting their five-a-day fruits while they enjoy these sweet treats!

Peach and Orange Sherbet

Tropical Fruit Sherbet

  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks or crushed pineapple (preferably frozen)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Taste for sweetness.
  2. Serve immediately or transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for several hours to harden. Remove from the freezer and let it sit about 10-15 minutes to soften before serving.

Raspberry Sorbet

  • 3 cups of frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1-2 tbsp liquid honey

Mango Sherbet

  • 3 cups of frozen mango chunks
  • ½ cup orange or pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup coconut milk

Field Berry Sorbet

  • 3 cups of frozen berries
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice

Peach Sherbet

  • 3 cups of frozen peaches
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup almond/cashew/rice milk
  • 1 tbsp liquid honey

Cherry Almond Sorbet

  • 3 cups of frozen sweet or sour cherries
  • ¼ cup honey (only if using sour cherries)
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ½ tsp almond extract

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