Light, sweet, and easy to make, find 15 recipes for homemade sorbets.
Randy MayorFresh, Creamy Sorbets
The beauty of sorbet lies in its simplicity: It's basically just frozen water or juice sweetened with fruit, chocolate, liqueur, wine, or even fresh herbs. Unlike sherbet and ice cream, sorbet typically contains no dairy, making many of these recipes a good choice for anyone who is lactose intolerant or vegan. From fruity strawberry sorbet to decadent chocolate sorbet, find the perfect recipe to satisfy your cravings for a frozen treat.
1. Pineapple Sorbet
Make the most of fresh pineapple and cool down on a hot summer night with this deliciously smooth and creamy pineapple dessert.
2. Pink Grapefruit Sorbet
In this refreshing palate cleansing sorbet, sugar tames the tartness of grapefruit juice. And with just two ingredients, it could not be simpler to prepare. A serving delivers about two-thirds of your RDA for vitamin C, and only 145 calories.
3. Key Lime Sorbet with Gingersnaps
Citrusy Key Lime Sorbet pairs beautifully with simple gingersnap cookies for a refreshing dessert that will transport you to the tropics.
4. Bittersweet Chocolate Sorbet
The deep chocolate flavor and rich consistency belie this dessert's low-fat status. Freeze the sorbet up to two days in advance; let stand at room temperature 15 minutes to soften a bit before scooping.
5. Lime Basil Sorbet
This easy, cool summer treat ends any meal with a clean, refreshing, citrusy note. You only need four ingredients: limes (about 15), light corn syrup, sugar, and basil leaves (Sweet Italian or lemon basil work best). Tip: A traditional salt and ice electric freezer works best for this sorbet, as opposed to a tabletop freezer, which won't freeze the mixture firmly enough.