Summer is synonymous with ice cream, point blank. I can’t think of any dessert I dream of more during this time of year than ice cream. Recently, I started cutting down on dairy because I have a slight intolerance to it (this probably got worse during all the testing of my cookbook coming out in just two months). My new frozen treats of choice include coconut milk based ice cream and sorbet.
Gosh I LOVE sorbet, absolutely love it! It is always so impressive to me how a dessert can maintain all the creamy consistency and flavor of traditional ice cream without the dairy addition. It is much lighter (which I love), refreshing, insanely satisfying and incredibly delicious. I also love that the main flavor is much more pronounced without having to compete with the addition of cream.
When I saw the Raspberry Sorbet Trio on BHG.com, I knew I just had to try it. I also knew it would be a fun recipe to use in a classic float. There were only 4 ingredients in the entire recipe. Score! Because I was shaving so much time off of my workload, I decided to put in the extra effort of creating two additional flavors, Mango and Peach, for a fun twist on my final float creation.
I simply made the following additions to the recipe:
- The raspberry sorbet remained the same.
- For the mango recipe, I simply replaced the frozen raspberries with frozen mango cubes and adjusted (lowered it since my mango was quite sweet) the sugar based on the sweetness of the mango. I didn’t sieve the final blended mixture.
- For the peach recipe, I replaced the frozen raspberries with frozen peach slices and adjusted the sugar based on the sweetness of the peaches. I also didn’t sieve the mixture for this one either.
- Lastly I scooped one of each flavored sorbet into wine glasses and drowned them in ginger-ale to create a classic summer float.
I seriously adored these floats. Each flavor of sorbet shined on its own but also worked perfectly together as a compliment in the final drink. The best parts were knowing how easy it was to create the sorbets and how light the final product was. I plan on enjoying these all summer.
Things are quickly heating up, so as we approach the end of July, I thought I’d help keep everyone a little cooler with this Raspberry Sorbet recipe that I tweaked for a Raspberry and Peach Sorbet.
I figured why not, especially since I saw the other variations at the bottom of the Raspberry Sorbet recipe from the test kitchen. They had raspberry and mango, along with raspberry and pineapple—both sounded equally good, but I had neither on hand. With that I used what I did have on hand: peaches.
If you find yourself in the same situation follow the test kitchen suggestion and omit lime peel and juice and replace the suggested fruit with what you have on hand. I used fresh peaches, not frozen and if you do the same, the sorbet may take 4 – 6 hours instead of 2 hours. Although keep in mind the freezing time also depends on how cold and how full your freezer is.
Did you know that summer doesn’t officially start until tomorrow? I don’t know about you guys, but it seems like summer has been here for a while! To celebrate the official start to summer on June 21, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite ice cream treats I’ve been finding. You’ll be sure to cool off with these yummy desserts!
Handmade Charlotte combines my favorite meal (breakfast!) with some delicious ice cream accents! Try these Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches as a super easy dessert for any occasion.
Nothing is quite as satisfying as a fruity dessert at the end of a long, hot summer day! Will Cook for Smiles brings the flavor in this cocktail-inspired Strawberry Mojito Pops.
Who doesn’t love a summertime bonfire? Heather’s French Press combines our favorite s’more bonfire flavors in her Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream with Fudge and Graham Swirls. I cannot wait to try this one!
Popsicles for breakfast? No way! But Mom on Timeout figures out a way to start your summer morning on the right note with these Blueberry Breakfast Parfait Pops.
I like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain! Turmeric N’Spice had me singing that song all day because of this incredible Pina Colada Sorbet.
I hope you enjoy these cool treats as much as I did! Happy summer, Delish Dish!
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