Friday, March 23, 2012

Deliciocity Friday: Blueberry Sorbet

Difference between sherbet and sorbet?
Sherbet is allowed 1 or 2 percent dairy content.
(Ice cream must have at least 10% dairy)
While sorbet is dairy free.

This makes a delicious treat to cool off with (what is with these summer temps at the end of winter!?) without being overly fattening.

3 cups blueberries
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp honey
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt
a little lemon zest

This makes about 2 and 1/2 to 3 cups of end product, or about 3-4 small treats.

Blueberries can be fresh or frozen but if frozen allow to thaw some.

If you don't have a lemon zester (raises hand) you can still get some zest.
One option is lightly grate with a small holed cheese grater. 
Another option is to lightly rake the tines of a fork back and forth, and up and down along the outside edge of the lemon (carefully, you don't want the white part of the lemon). Then use the side of the fork to scrape it off the lemon and into your blender.

Put all the ingredients into a blender and mix well. 
When you think it's mixed well enough, mix some more because the blueberries have "shells" that need to be cut up very small.

Now pour into a freezable container and freeze for an hour, then mix well and freeze again till solid. Leave it out of the freezer for a couple minutes before serving.

Of course this can be done mostly the same with any other fruits besides blueberries, that's just what I had on hand.

 Pst, have the kids leave the room. I'll wait.

Oh and if you have any adults with kid tastes (overly picky) have them leave too.

Okay, I've got a secret for you.

This treat is actually pretty good for you!
Blueberries have all kinds of antioxidants and other health benefits.
Lemons have vitamins and such.
Since using honey instead of processed sugars you avoid a lot of the unhealthy junk that companies put into everything.
Also since there is no dairy or other animal products it is vegan too.
So enjoy a cool treat without the guilt and without the worry of what you are giving to your kids!  

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I've made a ton of smoothies but never tried sorbet...I'm going to need to try this one. Thanks for sharing. :)


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