Back to School might officially be here for many families but in Iowa, this is the time when our Summer heat usually is at its peak. Our family loves enjoying a cold treat after being outside playing. Here is a great recipe idea for making your very own fruit sorbet and popsicles.
The base ingredients of sorbet are simply sugar-water and whatever you choose for flavoring. Because of this, you can turn practically anything into sorbet.
While this recipe is for a fruit based sorbet, don’t be afraid to try other flavors as well. My kids have always loved smoothies so this is an easy way to do something similar with some of your favorites. For other options, you could likely try coffee, hot chocolate, vanilla bean to name just a few.
- 3 cups frozen mixed berries
- 5 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup water
In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Boil for 1-2 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool completely.
Using your blender, blend sugar-water, lemon and lime juice and frozen mixed berries.
Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker. Follow the instructions that came with your ice cream maker for making sorbet.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker; pour mixture into a shallow dish, place dish in freezer, stir occasionally until sorbet reaches desired consistency.
Serve as sorbet or…
Before freezing, transfer equal amounts of mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
When ready to serve, run warm water over the molds for a few seconds to loosen popsicle from mold.