Butter, with a side of Bread // Easy family recipes and reviews.: STRAWBERRY BANANA SORBET

Sunday, August 5, 2012

STRAWBERRY BANANA SORBET

Utah Deal Diva Strawberry Banana Sorbet easy dairy free dessert
Have you ever made sorbet before? It's a delicious, fast way to use up over-ripe berries and fruit. I love it because it's dairy-free and contains a small fraction of the calories compared to ice cream.

I've tried several sorbet recipes before trying this one here. I modified it slightly and decided it's a winner! The addition of banana and honey in the sorbet helps to give it a more "creamy" texture. Some sorbets end up just tasting like frozen berries and after a few days in the freezer they even adopt an icy texture. This recipe below has a nice consistency, even after 2 weeks in the freezer!

I made it using a small, inexpensive ice cream maker, but if you don't have one, don't worry. I actually don't think it did much since sorbet doesn't thicken in the ice maker like ice cream does. Just blend it up, pour it in a freezer safe container and scoop away once it's frozen. {I think the consistency is better if you blend it again once it's partially frozen- details below.}


Strawberry Banana Sorbet

1.5 pounds ripe strawberries, hulled
3-4 ripe bananas
2/3 cup raw honey {you can use 1 cup sugar instead}
1 pinch salt
1 TBSP cornstarch
1 TBSP cold water
3 tablespoons lemon juice

Place berries and bananas in a large bowl and puree until smooth. 


Combine fruit puree, honey, and salt in a large saucepan. Heat until melted and just simmering. Whisk cornstarch into the cold water; stir into heated berry mixture. 

Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice. Cool slightly. Refrigerate berry mixture until cold, about 2 hours.


Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.

If you don't have an ice cream maker, cool the mixture then pour it into a freezer safe container and put in the freezer. Set a timer for 2 hours. At that time, take the sorbet out and blend it up again. This will help with the consistency- no one wants a strawberry banana flavored ice cube. {Actually that doesn't sound so bad!}  After you've blended it up a bit, pour it back into the container and freeze. 

Recipe makes about 8 cups of sorbet. 

Enjoy!
Utah Deal Diva Strawberry Banana Sorbet easy dairy free dessert


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