Sinfully Delicious Sorbets For Summer

Sorbet is the French word for sherbet, which Italians call sorbetto.  Sorbets are gaining in appeal because they contain less sugar, have no milk solids or egg yolks and are surprisingly simple and easy to make.  Best of all, they are sinfully delicious.  You will have fun mixing flavors and colors together for an interesting frozen treat.  If you have dietary restrictions, this is a beautiful and delicious alternative to ice cream.  For now, just dream about pineapple banana, strawberry mango, key lime, wild blueberry and spicy mango.  That is, until you design a flavor that is uniquely your own.

Just imagine you've gathered a bowl of beautiful fresh fruit on a warm summer afternoon.  Of course, you would love to turn this fruit into something delectable for your family.  Nothing is more refreshing during the summer than glorious homemade fruit-flavored sorbet.  This dessert is a delicious frozen low-fat treat to help you cool off this summer. 

 There are a variety of fruit ices and creamy sorbets to tempt your tastebuds.  These treats can be made with a simple sugar syrup, agave syrup, honey or even maple syrup.  For a fruity sorbet, bananas or peaches can provide the creamy texture.  You can experiment with other creamy fruits to provide this smooth texture.  Fruit possibilities for sorbets include orange, pineapple, mango, watermelon, strawberry, grapefruit, and key lime.  You can even use chocolate to create a decadent, creamy piece of heaven.  Add almond, coconut, herbs, ginger, spices.  There are some interesting recipes using pepper and cinnamon that add some heat to your sorbet.  If you are looking for something more unusual, try the Granny Smith Apple Lemon Grass Sorbet.  The possibilities are endless!

Check out these books at your local library for inspiration.  Stay cool, be creative and have fun this summer.
 Amazing Iced Desserts by Joanna Farrow 
Frozen Desserts: The Definitive Guide To Making Ice Creams, Ices, Sorbets, Gelati, and other Frozen Delights by Caroline Liddell 
The Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Cookbook by Mable Hoffman
The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
Sorbets! by Jim Tarantino

Also, check out this list of web pages for more tempting frozen treats.

Summer Sorbets: Cool, Creamy, Easy!
All Natural Strawberry Sorbet
How To Make Sorbet
Refreshing Homemade Sorbets
Easy Homemade Fruit Sorbet
Lemon Sorbet
7 Stunning Summer Sorbets (Includes, Lemonade, Lemon Plum, Blueberry Peach, Mango-Orange)
Simple Summer Sorbets
French Sorbet Recipes (some simple, some more creative)

If you try any of these recipes or have your own unique recipe you love, let us know in the comments below.  Just remember to try new things and have fun!


bhutto said…
Looks yummy!
Leslie Deason said…
Yes, I love lemon, strawberry, and peach. You can add coconut milk or almond milk and it tastes like ice cream. The recipe is nutritious and delicious. Try it and let us know what you think.