Is there any treat that screams “summer” more than a smooth and sweet fresh fruit sorbet? We couldn’t think of any, so instead we decided to think up an easy way to make it at home!
You can make any flavor you want with only four ingredients and a blender, and since it only takes a few hours to freeze, you can whip it up whenever the craving strikes.
We couldn’t decide which fruit to use in our easy sorbet, so we decided: why choose?! Instead, we grabbed four summer-ready flavors that just taste like vacation: honeydew melon, pineapple, strawberry and peach.
Why are we adding vodka to the mix? It’s not for the “kick,” we promise. (Don’t worry; at just 1 tablespoon per entire sorbet batch, these flavors are still family-friendly.) The vodka actually helps to prevent the sorbet from developing that crystallized “iciness” we all dread, and instead helps it reach and keep an ideal creaminess level.
The higher the water content of the fruit you decide to use, the more likely your sorbet is to tend more “icy” than “creamy,” so you can see why we’re adding ingredients to counter that effect. That way, you can use any fruit you want!
And don’t forget: the ripest, freshest fruits will give you the ripest, fullest flavor— and freezing them ahead of time means you don’t have to wait as long for the sorbet to freeze!
Another way to make these sorbets your own? Adjust the sweetness! Dial up or dial down the sugar content, keeping in mind that the finished sorbet won’t taste as sweet as the puree.
You can also swap in honey. (It will be trickier to puree, though; it might freeze when it hits the fruit!) And using sugar and water as separate ingredients means you won’t have to make – or buy! – simple syrup.
You KNOW we can’t let summer end without reminding you of all our best frozen treat recipes:
- Easy Mason Jar Ice Cream 3 Ways
- Fresh Fruit Layered Popsicles
- Mint Chip Ice Cream Pie
- Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich
- Blissfully Simple Ice Cream Truffles
- Ice Cube Tray Cheesecake Bites