I wanted to create a simple, healthy strawberry sorbet recipe that would work for my dinner guests as an after dinner dessert. The goal was to make the sorbet with as few ingredients as possible, no sugar added, vegan and something that could be made in a minute in a blender. What I came up with tastes great and my guests took the recipe home with them.
I love my strawberry smoothies and figured strawberry would work great for the sorbet. A few weeks earlier I had worked on a strawberry smoothie and needed to blend the strawberries first. When I did this and saw the result, I realized there was potential to make a simple dessert that would look like the italian ice I remember eating back in NYC as a kid. Except that italian ice was probably filled with sugar and artificial junk, mine is as pure as you can get.
The other great thing about this recipe is that you don’t need an ice cream maker. So many of the sorbet recipes out there require an ice cream maker and that is something I have no desire to purchase. You can also make this sorbet with other fruits as well. I have tried it with mango and it came out delish as well! Once you try this recipe, you won’t have any cravings for full-fat ice cream anymore. The best part about this frozen dessert is that you can create a whole healthy toppings bar! Cacao nibs, goji berries, and I used a dusting of matcha green tea powder which my guests raved about.
This recipe works best with a Vitamix or Blendtec blender because both have the speed and horsepower to whip up the frozen fruit and ice into a creamy mix. If you have a different blender, give it a try but you may want to try using a bit of water to help get the blend going. The less water used, the better the icy texture will be. After you blend and before you freeze, taste the mix so you can adjust the stevia level.
- one pound of frozen strawberries
- one cup of ice cubes
- 2 droppers of liquid stevia
- matcha green tea powder (optional)
- Blend ingredients until mix is creamy but is also icy.
- Scoop sorbet into bowls and place into freezer until desired texture is reached.
- Immediately before serving, dust with matcha green tea powder.
- Serve and enjoy.