Growing up one of my favorite ice creams outside of mint chocolate chip was rainbow sherbet. I still have a craving for it every once in a while, a little ice cream store in town sells it and it’s quite tasty too. Unfortunately, it is laden 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.
This post in part of Hearth and Soul, Simple Lives Thursday, Decidedly Healthy or Horridly Decadent Saturday Party
Maman A Droit
Yum! That looks sooo good! My son’s allergic to strawberries, but I bet blueberry would be yummy instead. Or we could just make two colors. Lime sherbert is like my favorite food ever so that part is a must!
Mare- You’ll have to let my know which fruits you try. Got to love the pictures of the girls!
I will for sure try it! I might change up some of the fruits… looks soo good and good job on the photography :o)
Katie – I know what I’ll be making all summer long hre. This looks fantastic, I’ve been making my sorbets with the sugar water base you usually see (using less than most recipes with more fruits, but still using it). Thanks for sharing.
Mare, I’ve had it for awhile, I thought you knew! You should make some some time, a bit time consuming having to wait a day in between each batch but very yummy!
Katie!! You NEVER told me you had a food blog going! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this rainbow sorbet idea. Rainbow sorbet used to be my favorite when I was a child. This is so cool! Thanks girl!
Christy, if I could I’d loan you mine! you can always make it in your blender and then freeze it in your choice of container. It won’t be a smooth and creamy but still delicious!
Katie, this looks amazing… and I’d love to eat some with Joselyn (send her my love!) Glad you’re liking “creative family” have you found things to do with the girls yet? And…. sad news…. I’m not sure that we will be making it down this year. I know! I really want to, but I’ve been really sick and Danny has been supper busy making moneys for us to live on. There is still a chance, but we wont know till everybody is about to leave. Meh. Miss you. How about a trip to Portola? surely there is something we have that you need, right?
I am envious of your lovely sorbet and the wonderful fruit you have to make it with!! Oh, and I would need that darned icecream maker – it is on my wish list for this year. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!
oh, and your models are beautiful!!
Megan and 21st Century- I hope you do try it!
Alisa- bring the produce down and we will! 🙂
21st Century Housewife©
I love rainbow sorbet too, but I bet yours is nicer than any I have ever had! What wonderful fresh healthy sorbet you have made, and I think it is so cool that there is avocado in the lime version. I don’t have an ice cream maker yet, but I’m working on it – and I’ve bookmarked your wonderful recipe for when I do!
you made it! it looks delicious! so glad you went for it and tried it with avocado 🙂 i’m thinking we should do a little re-run next time i come down…i’ll bring the produce!
Megan @ Purple Dancing Dahlias
Oh Katie ~ this looks absolutely wonerful. My kids will be so excited to try this one out this summer (there’s still snow here). They would love to have rainbow sherbert but know that the store bought kind is not good for them. Thank you so much for sharing.