Nothing is quite as refreshing on a summer afternoon as a fresh and fruity sorbet. VavistaLife Dietitian Sophie Claessens shares 5 simple, sugar-free sorbet recipes – perfect for a delicious, guilt-free treat this half term.
The British weather may not know what it’s doing, but one thing that will certainly brighten your dessert bowls is a soothing, refreshing, sugar-free (yes, really) sorbet. You’ll be astounded at how simple they are too; so simple that I’ve created a formula for a fool-proof sorbet recipe (serves 2):
125g yoghurt (coconut/natural/greek/flavoured) + 300g frozen fruit = Delicious sorbet
METHOD: Simply blitz all ingredients until smooth and dish up immediately…easy
(You may want to play around with the yoghurt or even omit it for desired consistency)
Plus with such saintly ingredients, you can afford to treat yourself to a topping:
Chopped nuts, drizzle honey, crushed ginger nuts, orange zest….a little brandy (we won’t tell)…
Here are a few tried and tested recipes to inspire:
Strawberry, Rhubarb and Custard
150g Frozen Rhubarb
150g Frozen strawberries
125g Vanilla flavour yoghurt
Blitz together and serve with orange zest.
Greek cherry sorbet
300g Frozen cherries
125g Greek yoghurt
Blend, then spoon into a bowl and top with chopped pistachios, then (if you’ve been really good, drizzle a little brandy).
Simple banana sorbet
300g Frozen banana (really ripe)
Pop into a blender and serve, yes it’s that easy! Top with chopped walnuts.
Classic raspberry sorbet
300g Frozen raspberries
125g Greek yoghurt
Simply blitz together, adding a little lemon juice if you want an added zing. Then top with dark chocolate shavings or a chocolate straw.
Mango Coco Sorbet
300g Frozen mango (really ripe)
125g plain coconut yoghurt
Blend together. Make it feel like you’re in the Caribbean by adding a little Malibu rum before blending and serving in a tumbler with an umberella!
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