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The 10 best sorbet recipes to make with an ice cream machine
Have an ice cream maker that you need to put to good use? Fill your summer with some easy and refreshing sorbet desserts. These easy sorbet recipes are healthy-ish and can be made with minimal ingredients.
If you love sorbet, you're going to be as obsessed as am I with all these recipes! These ten easy sorbet recipes are made in an ice cream machine. There are lots of creative recipes in this post including fruit-based recipes, boozy recipes, and even one with coconut.
All these sorbet recipes are perfect to eat as a frozen summer treat. But, the beauty of sorbet is that it's also fancy enough to serve at a dinner party, or to impress your guests.
This post is part of our all-things ice cream series. If you love ice cream as much as I do, be sure to follow along with this series to learn about what ice cream is (spoiler: sorbet technically isn't ice cream), along with lots of delicious recipes.
P.S. If you're into making sorbet, but don't yet have an ice cream maker, check out this post for the best ice cream machines on Amazon. It's an essential tool for making a creamy, smooth sorbet.
1. Orange Limoncello
This sorbet recipe is made with limoncello liqueur and freshly squeezed orange juice. If you're looking for a light and refreshing sorbet, this citrus sorbet is perfect! This recipe can be eaten as a dessert or used as a palate cleanser in between courses. Only four ingredients needed!
2. Strawberry Mojito
Meet the ultimate summer sorbet! Made with fresh strawberries, mint, citrusy lime and a splash of rum, this strawberry mojito sorbet boasts an ultra creamy, velvety texture. Plus, this recipe only requires a few ingredients, it couldn't be easier to make, and it requires less than 30 minutes of hands-on time.
During the dead of summer, this peach sorbet is the perfect treat! All you need is four ingredients, including ripe and juicy peaches. This recipe is a very simple dessert that still highlights the beauty of the peaches without masking it under all kinds of flavors.
4. Watermelon Basil
Make a delicious sorbet with leftovers from your herb garden! Basil and watermelon are the perfect combination. Add in some booze (Chambord and vodka) for a delicious and refreshing summer treat.
5. Peach Thyme with Bourbon
Nothing screams summer louder than the flavor of juicy, ripe peaches. This sorbet recipe celebrates peaches with some added citrus, thyme and bourbon flavors making for an irresistible dessert. The alcohol from the bourbon evaporates leaving only the flavor. However, should you wish to omit that, substitute water for the amount of bourbon.
6. Pineapple Mango
Need a tropical treat? Try this pineapple and mango sorbet with a hint of lime. You'll only need four ingredients for this delicious recipe. If you're feeling extra fancy or need to impress guests at a party, serve the sorbet in a pineapple.
Need a super easy sorbet recipe? You just need one type of fruit - raspberries - for this refreshing treat. This is a great, healthy-ish recipe that can help cool you down in the summer.
8. Gin Rickey
Gin Rickey is definitely a refreshing and light cocktail. If you're unfamiliar, it's light-tasting gin, coupled with mineral water and some lime juice. Try a fun twist on this cocktail by turning it into a sorbet.
Typically, sorbet is made from fruit or fruit juice. However, you can enjoy this fun twist on sorbet made with coconut water, coconut cream, and coconut milk. The best part about this sorbet is how silky smooth it is!
This mango sorbet is perfectly soft and creamy — a great summer treat to keep you cool. Using a blender and ice cream machine, you’ll get the perfect sorbet consistency. This is a great recipe to use up overly ripe mangos.