This post in part of Hearth and Soul, Simple Lives Thursday, Decidedly Healthy or Horridly Decadent Saturday Party
Growing up one of my favorite ice creams out side of mint chocolate chip was rainbow sherbet. I still have a craving for it every once in awhile, a little ice cream store in town sells it and it’s quite tasty too. Unfortunately it is ladened with things like high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavoring and dyes, pasteurized milk and there’s probably no real fruit in it. Last week my girls and I came up with a creation that is so yummy, wholesome and refreshing that I don’t ever want to go back and have the other kind again. The ingredient list is short and wholesome, we used four fruits, a little raw honey and a few pinches of stevia. It is our Rainbow Sorbet. You might be surprised by one of the fruits we slipped in there! 🙂 To make this sorbet we first had to make three separate sorbets, mango, strawberry and lime. My girls loved it!
Dazzling Strawberry Sorbet
2 baskets of strawberries with their tops (the tops contain more vitamin C than the rest of the berry)
1/4 cup of water
1/4 to 1/2 cup raw honey
Blend them all together and put in your ice cream maker following the instructions given for your model. Makes one quart.
Tangy Lime Sorbet
4 large avocados
5 medium limes
1/2 cup raw honey
3 pinches of stevia (the non refined kind, nice and green)
1/2 cup water
Now I know you might be thinking, eww, avocado in ice cream?!!! Really though, the avocados impart the beautiful lime green color and a delicious creaminess to the sorbet.
Peel and discard the pits from the avocados, juice the limes and combined with the remaining ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth and then pour into your ice cream maker following the instructions given for your model. Makes 1 1/2 quarts.
Simply Delicious Mango Sorbet
4 to 5 ripe mangos
1/4 cup raw honey
1. Squeeze out or cut your mangos. Add to a blender and blend with the honey. Pour the liquid into your ice cream maker and churn for the a lot time your maker. Easy as that!! Make 1 1/2 quarts
Once you have all three sorbets pull them out of the freezer and let them thaw until slightly softened. Proceed to layer them in the container of your choice. I went with a round tub. Put back in the freezer to slightly harden (about an hour). Then scoop out and enjoy! Makes 4 quarts.
Why did I love it so much? 1) It was very delicious 2) it is a nourishing option to the store bought kind 3) so simple to make! You want to be sure to use organic strawberries and limes because they full of pestisides. Non-organic mangos and avacodos have little to no traces of pestisides, so they are fine to use.