I can’t believe this is the first time I’m posting a sorbet recipe! What a colossal oversight on my part. One of the great joys of owning a quality blender is making quick and easy whole-fruit sorbets!
It took me a few attempts at sorbet making to get my ratios of frozen fruit to liquid right. The good news is, if you mess up you will just end up with a smoothie.
I use a Vitamix, and it has a tamper that helps you to push the mixture in towards the blades. If you own a Vitamix, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t you should get one! If you don’t have a Vitamix, you can use your blender or food processor but consult the instructions. Some blenders might not be able to handle the frozen fruit.
Okay, that was my disclaimer so you don’t get mad at me if it doesn’t work in a weak blender. I don’t want any angry emails.
If you don’t like mint, you can just omit it or substitute with a splash of vanilla! Since the sweetness of strawberries can vary, you may want to add the sweetener gradually and taste to make sure it’s sweet enough.
If you are one of those diabolical people who likes to pass off fruit as dessert to your children, blender sorbet is a great treat.
Once you get the hang of making blender sorbet, you can start playing around with different fruits and flavourings! Let me know if you come up with any fancy combinations!
- 10 oz (283 grams) frozen strawberries (about 2.5 cups)
- ½ cup water
- 4-8 tsp sweetener of choice*
- 4 mint leaves
- Put all the ingredients in your blender and turn it up to high speed.
- If you are using a Vitamix, use the tamper to push the frozen strawberries towards the blade.
- If it is too thick, add a little bit more water and process further.
- It should be thick and scoopable when it is done!
- Don't overmix or it will become a smoothie.