As most of y'all know, I live in Alabama. If there's one thing any of you non-Alabama natives need to know about Alabama, it's that it is HOT and incredibly HUMID! One thing that helps us beat the heat is a nice, cold treat. Finding a healthy alternative to most products on the market can be difficult. That's why this summer, I've decided to share some delicious, natural recipes that will satisfy your cravings and cool you off during these hot summer days.
To kick off this Summer Sorbet series, I am starting with one of my family's favorite fruits : Mangoes! Not only are mangoes perfectly sweet and delicious, they also are rich in fiber and many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Take this tasty fruit and add honey and a hint of lemon juice, toss in a blender, puree and freeze, and you have yourself a healthy and delightful treat. My Mango Sorbet is sure to become a family favorite in your home!
Take this tasty fruit, add honey and a hint of lemon juice, toss in a blender, puree and freeze, and you have yourself a healthy and delightful treat. My Mango Sorbet is sure to help you beat the heat this summer!
3 cups fresh mango, cubed (about 2-3 mangos)
¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon lemon (½ lemon)
Blend the fresh mango, honey, and lemon juice in a blender or food processor until smooth.
OPTIONAL: Strain the mixture to remove any fibrous parts of the mango. My blender makes it pretty smooth, but depending on your's, you may want to do this.
Place mixture into refrigerator to cool before placing into ice cream maker. Follow ice cream maker manufacturer's instructions for churning your sorbet (time may vary depending on manufacturer). Don't have an ice cream maker? No problem. Just freeze directly from blender (final product may not be as smooth, but will be equally as tasty).
After churning, freeze sorbet for 4 hours or until solid. Scoop and serve. Eat plain or top with mixed berries.