Monday, May 25, 2015

Homemade Sorbet in Minutes

It is truly a glorious day.

And today is even more delightful, because I am sharing with you one of the easiest, full flavored treats ever.

I hate to even mention it, but its healthy too. 
A few years ago I received a Cuisinart Food Processor as a gift. 

Even though there is kind of  a rule, that JQ and I don't buy each other gifts that can be plugged in.... unless the gift recipient declares.... that they really, really, really, want that said electrical device. Especially if it involves things like vacuuming.

I probably need to back up just a little and tell you that five years ago, while at Costco, a very skilled salesperson demonstrated everything from Chicken Tortilla Soup in five minutes to Orange Sorbet made with carrots and cabbage. And yes, we became the owners of a Vita Mix Mixer, which we do love and use almost everyday. However, we have never really perfected the cabbage, carrot sorbet in our home.

So, when I was given the food processor I wasn't sure it was something I really needed.

The truth is, I love both of these amazing machines and use them all the time for different things.

And since this is a holiday after all, today I'm sharing with you, one of my favorite go-to treats.
My husband loves ice cream. The kind that has a day's worth of calories in a single half serving. His favorites are completely loaded with sugar and words I can't pronounce. Of course he can do this and not gain a pound (ever) or experience the side effects that seem to accompany sugary treats for me. So if he's sitting down with a giant bowl of triple-chocolate-peanut-butter-panic gooey goodness, and I feel like I need something that feeds my body as well as my soul, I'll often make this fruit sorbet.  

 Fruit Sorbet

Place in  food processor:

1 Cup frozen strawberries
1/4-1/2 cup frozen blueberries (or cherries or pineapple or any other frozen fruit)
2 -3  tablespoons real whipping cream (organic if possible)
4 drops liquid Stivia (or sweetener of choice)

Combine ingredients. Pulse food processor until desired texture is achieved. Sometimes I'll add a stream of water to get the consistency I like.

For me, the best, most scoop-able,  product is achieved by putting frozen fruit in processor and let it sit for just a few minutes before blending.

Sometimes I add Chia seed or a 1/2 slice of lemon. Rind and all. You could use coconut milk in place of the whipping cream if needed. It tastes super amazing too.

Frosty, creamy, goodness that will keep you shopping in the frozen fruit aisle and feeling completely satisfied.


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