Super Strawberry-Lime Sorbet

by shawne on May 16, 2013

in Recipes

My favorite kitchen appliance is my Vitamix, which is a high speed blender.  I have been using it almost daily since acquiring it last November.  I usually make smoothies for a quick, nutritious breakfast option for myself and my family.  I also make dips, dressings, and have concocted some soups in my handy dandy device.  Now that the weather is finally turning warmer and since I have struggled with a sore throat all week, I decided that the kids and I deserved a frozen, sweet (but healthy) treat.  Yes, I could wait ’til the ice cream man rings his chimes but I skirted that issue and made this instead, before the kids had a chance to think about him or what he sells on his truck.

The whole shebang

The whole shebang

Here’s what I used:

  • My Vitamix
  • Blue Agave Nectar
  • Fresh and Frozen Strawberries
  • Half a Lime
  • Baby Carrots
  • Ice
ingredients

ingredients

 

I used some fresh strawberries because I had them and knew they would start going on me tomorrow.  I also had only a few frozen strawberries left.  Using the combination of the two yielded a softer consistency.  If you want more of a solid “italian ice” kind of dessert use only frozen and lots of ice.  As for amounts, I can’t say I measured on this experiment, but what you see on the plate is the exact amount I used (if that helps).

 

First, I gave the Agave Nectar a good squeeze into the Vitamix.  I filled the bottom until the Agave grazed the bottom of the blades.  Next, I added the half a lime with the peel on.  Just make sure you wash your fruits and veggies well, including the peel.  The Vitamix can handle this.  If you do not have a powerful blender, I would suggest peeling the lime first.  Then, simply add the strawberries, baby carrots, and a couple of handfuls of ice.

Blend on high for no more than 30 seconds.  You may have to stop once or twice and use a tamper to push the ingredients down into the blades.  Do not over blend as you don’t want to liquefy and end up with a smoothie.  Four little mounds formed.  I stopped the blender and turned the container upside down to ensure a frozen-ish consistency.  It was definitely frozen but a little creamy, just like sorbet!  This yielded 4-5 servings and was enjoyed by all.  Two of the three taste testers had no idea that carrots were involved.  Enjoy!

 

PicMonkey Sorbet Collage

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Wendy May 16, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Oh yeah!! Gotta try this. Got my VitaMix all ready!! :)

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Shawne May 20, 2013 at 2:18 am

Kid friendly, mother approved.

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Cheryl May 19, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Great idea to put carrots in there!!!! Got me thinking that I might have to add some beets to mine!!! It actually might even be a fun sorbet to try a veggie sorbet? Might be good…. Lol!!

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Shawne May 20, 2013 at 2:18 am

Beets in sorbet would probably be a great choice. Let me know how it is if you make it.

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Nelle August 17, 2014 at 8:51 pm

That’s 2 clever by half and 2×2 clever 4 me. Thasnk!

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Lisa King May 21, 2013 at 1:02 am

Very anxious to try this! Yes, veggie sorbet is a GREAT idea! I think I’ll try the beets, too! Thanks!

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