Fruity Sorbet Recipes: The Essential Summer Dessert
Watermelon sorbet can be a bit pale. We prefer a vivid, eye-catching dessert, which is why we added bright raspberries to the mix (and served it in a carved watermelon). Call it a watermelon-raspberry sorbet, if you like, but rest assured, the watermelon flavor is what shines through.
Raspberry-Mango Sorbet Trio
We’re constantly amazed at what fresh herbs bring to a simple sorbet recipe. Here, basil offers its slightly minty, lightly clovelike elements to orange sorbet for not-your-ordinary results.
Raspberry Sorbet and Mango Sorbet
Next time you’re pondering the sorbet vs. sherbet decision, consider this: Because it contains no dairy, a sorbet is generally less rich than a sherbet. That makes sorbet the better choice after a heavy meal. This double-the-fun recipe offers options for raspberry or mango sorbets. (If sherbet wins the decision, try these sherbet pops.)
Sparkling Grapefruit Sorbet Floats
Think of a Creamsicle—those tangy-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside frozen treats on a stick. Now, imagine such amazingness with fizz and alcohol, and you’ll have an idea of what you’re in for with this sorbet recipe. It combines tart grapefruit sorbet with ice cream and Prosecco for one of the most sophisticated riffs on the Creamsicle ever. To keep this dessert fat-free and vegan-friendly, simply skip the ice cream.
Is sorbet vegan? Yes, indeed. Because it includes no dairy, eggs, or animal products, sorbet makes a great dessert for vegans. For an all-out vegan menu, serve this deeply colored sorbet after one of our creative vegan dinners. Include the optional pear vodka for a bit of boozy cap to the meal.
Margarita-Style Strawberry Sorbet
Melon-Fresh Herb Sorbet
Does sorbet contain dairy? No. If you add milk or cream to sorbet ingredients, you’ll have a sherbet. However, if you want something a little richer than a sorbet, simply serve a scoop of sorbet with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Try that approach with one of these two summery sorbet recipes for an amazing combination of creamy and refreshing.
Limoncello Sorbet with Grilled Strawberries
Champagne and fruit sorbet make a pair that's just peachy in this bubbly dessert drink. Count on it to perk up sluggish dinner guests after a heavy meal. Tip: If you choose the peach sorbet option, go for a fruitier sparkling wine, such as an Asti from Italy, to complement the sorbet’s ripe, peachy flavor. For the lemon sorbet option, check out some of our Champagne picks.
Remember this sorbet recipe for winter holidays when you’re hosting vegans or anyone who’d be happy to skip the pumpkin pie. Bright and tangy, it’s one of those great frozen desserts that make you feel better after eating it. And who wouldn’t appreciate that after a heavy holiday meal?
Sorbet vs sherbet: What’s the difference? Well, for one, sherbet recipes usually require an ice cream maker. Many sorbet recipes, including this berry-bright one, can be made without the appliance. When it comes to summer desserts, we're all about making recipes as simple as possible.