Sorbet Recipe with Honey: A Sugar-Free Delight

Sorbet Recipe with Honey: A Sugar-Free Delight

As much as we love ice cream, it isn’t always the healthiest treat (especially if you have a dairy allergy). This sugar-free sorbet combines ice cream with summer fruit into one creamy, healthy treat. Peaches, melon, raspberries, nectarines, or strawberries would be great fruits to make into a sorbet that will take you back to summer, no matter the season. Sorbet is a delightful part of dessert cuisine, offering a refreshing and healthy option. You only need the fruit, honey, and a food processor to create this delicious dessert!

When we think of summer, we think of ice cream, fresh fruit, and hot sunny days.

Berries and stone fruits are part of the Dirty Dozen fruits and vegetables that can be laden with pesticides, so buy them organically whenever possible. Growing your fruit would be even better!

You may ask yourself, “What is sorbet?” Sorbets you buy at the store are made with artificial flavors, colors, and processed sugars. Sorbet is typically flavored water with added coloring and sugars. Sorbet is also an excellent vegan option because it doesn’t contain dairy or eggs like most ice creams or sherbets.

Adding lemon juice to the fruit mixture can provide a tart and refreshing flavor, balancing the sweetness of the other ingredients.

How to Make Sweet Honey Sorbet

Step One: Gather Ingredients including Lemon Juice

You’ll need fresh strawberries, frozen strawberries, frozen berries, melons, apples, pears, Bee Inspired Honey, and some mint sprigs for garnish.

Step Two: Mix with a DIY Ice Cream Maker

In a food processor or blender, pulse the fruits and honey together until smooth.

Step Three: Freeze in a Freezer Safe Container and serve

Pour mixture into a loaf pan lined with wax paper and cover. Alternatively, you can use an 8-inch round cake tin or a loaf tin. You can cover it with plastic wrap or wax paper. Freeze for at least six hours.

Please note: this recipe has no food-grade anti-freeze, meaning this sorbet will get frozen solid. For a firmer texture, you can use an ice cream machine. To cut or scoop, allow to melt at room temperature. To serve, slice a bread-sized portion or use an ice cream scoop. Top with garnish.

Making this summertime treat at home gives you complete control over your creation without adding unnecessary ingredients, like loads of sweeteners. And since this dessert is made with only natural fruits and honey, it’s packed with all-natural vitamins!

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Our Mixed Berry Honey tastes like it was made for this recipe!

Review Recipe: Adapting our Sorbet Recipe

A recipe is not perfect until you’ve added your touch. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Let your inner chef come out and play and change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:

  • Try using and/or mixing blueberries, raspberries, and mangoes.

  • Blend in crushed walnuts or almonds or chocolate chips, or pumpkin seeds.

  • Add some fresh thyme, mint, or minced lemon verbena for added flavor.

  • Make a raspberry sorbet variation using fresh or frozen berries, water, and lemon juice.

  • Use maple syrup as a substitute for honey to make the sorbet vegan-friendly.

  • Top your sorbet with lemon zest or slices of lemon.

  • Eat with a strawberry puree on top.

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No Ice Cream Machine Needed

Our honey sorbet recipe is a true game-changer when it comes to satisfying your sweet cravings. Not only is it incredibly easy to make with just two ingredients, but it can also be adapted to different tastes and preferences. And the best part? It's a healthier alternative to traditional sorbets as we substitute sugars for natural and nutritious honey.

So why not get creative and give this refreshing treat a try this summer? From backyard BBQs to lazy days by the pool, our honey sorbet is the perfect addition to any summertime gathering. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you! So go ahead and grab that tub of honey from your pantry and get ready to indulge in a guilt-free dessert that will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied. Don't forget to share your creations with us on Instagram. Happy scooping!

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learning about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more. Read more about Kara