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How to make delicious sugar-free fruit sorbet

Updated on April 9, 2013
Commercial sorbets often contain no real fruit but artificial flavors, coloring and heaps of sugar instead.
Commercial sorbets often contain no real fruit but artificial flavors, coloring and heaps of sugar instead. | Source

You don't need an ice cream machine for this instant treat

Wouldn't you love to treat your kids to a delicious snack or dessert that is full of vitamins without all that hidden sugar? Then try out this simple sorbet recipe that is ready in 5 minutes. No need for an expensive ice-cream machine. All you require is a blender or hand-blender and some creativity.

This healthy sorbet is full of natural ingredients and contains no added sugar or preservatives making it the ideal treat for your whole family. Use whatever frozen fruit or berries you have in the freezer. If you don't have pears use bananas instead. Just remember that you may need to adjust the sweetness with unsweetended apple juice concentrate if you use bitter or tart fruit. As an apple juice alternative you could also use dried apricots which have been previously soaked in water for softening.

And by the way, this is also the perfect way to get rid of left-over fruit. Before it goes off, just cut it into chunks, put it in a freezer bag and stick it in the freezer. So from now on you can always buy a lot of seasonal fruit when its cheap and you never have to worry about it getting wasted again.

Enjoy a healthy and guilt free summer!

Instant fruit/berry sorbet

3.3 stars from 6 ratings of Instant fruit/berry sorbet

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: Serves 2-3 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 ml) sliced and peeled fresh pears or unsweetened canned pears
  • 2 cups (500 ml) frozen fruit or berries of your choice
  • 1-2 tbsp. Frozen apple juice concentrate to taste, (optional)
  • Fresh fruit or mint for garnishing, (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put pears and berries in a blender. Blend together until smooth.
  2. Taste and if necessary sweeten with some apple juice concentrate.
  3. Serve immediately and garnish with fresh fruit, berries or mint.
Berries contain flavorful antioxidants
Berries contain flavorful antioxidants | Source
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      novascotiamiss 4 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      Mayan: Thanks for your comment. You may also be interested in checking out my healthy breakfast granola recipe which is sweetened with some honey and doesn't contain any sugar.

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      mayank786 4 years ago

      very useful for a diabetic person))

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      novascotiamiss 5 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      Ingenira, thanks for your comment. I totally agree with you. Using real fruit is so much healthier. The store-bought fruit sorbets are sugar-laden and often don't even contain fruit (just artificial flavour and colouring).

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      Ingenira 5 years ago

      Healthy and yummy recipe !

      I often made similar sorbet using watermelon, pineapple etc, without adding the juice. The fruits are so sweet, sugar is no necessary.

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      novascotiamiss 5 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      Tracy, I found this simple recipe in a free health food magazine and as I love fresh fruit I find it very refreshing. Of course it contains natural fruit sugar from the fruit so if your son suffers from diabetes you still have to watch it. I recently picked up a cookbook in the library that you might be interested in called "I can't believe this has no sugar". If your son is just allergic to white or processed sugar this might be a great book for you.

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      Tracy Lynn Conway 5 years ago from Virginia, USA

      Since my son cannot eat sugar I am always keeping an eye out for sugar free treats just like this one. I love the simplicity and can't wait to try it out. Great idea and hub!