Make your own homemade Raspberry Sorbet that is so unbelievably delicious, smooth, creamy, perfectly tart and sweet and made with just 5 ingredients! It is also refined sugar-free!
A sorbet that is cooling, refreshing, just sweet enough, perfectly tart and pretty darn healthy is a win-win in my book. I have to say, I freaking nailed this recipe. When we went on our Disneyworld trip a couple of weeks ago, the chef made us a raspberry sorbet at the Grand Floridian Cafe and it was divine (see this post). So creamy, yet light, perfectly fruity and the magical balance of sweet and tart. My daughter loved it so much and begged for me to make some at home. Sorbet is so much lighter than regular ice cream since it is just mainly water and fruit. It's super easy to make and absolutely delicious.
So, I couldn't wait to remake it and that is why it's already being posted. I enjoyed this JUST as much as chocolate ice cream. It is so refreshing because it's mainly fruit and yet, so, creamy and I really wanted to nail the restaurant quality in both taste and texture. It really is the most perfect balance of tart and sweet. Too tart makes your eyes twitch and too much sweetness is unpleasant, but this was perfection. All 3 of us in my family just were over the moon. The best part is it's actually healthy! Unlike traditional sorbets that are made with white sugar, I made mine with maple syrup and orange juice! Yup, the orange juice adds another natural sweetness and depth of flavor. It's so so yummy. Bonus that it is refined sugar-free.
Now, because this is sorbet (made with fruit and water) there is obviously no milk or fat in it (whoop!) but that means that it can get very icy, so an ice cream maker is pretty darn important here. Churning it in the maker first before freezing makes it creamy, smooth and not freeze as hard.
If you don't have one, you can pour the mixture (after straining) into a container, but I would strongly advise to stir/whip it vigorously every 30 mins to an hour until just solid to scoop. It will NOT be as smooth or perfect of a texture this way (more icy), but if you eat it the day it's made, you will still experience the yumminess.
It's so simple to make, you only need 4 ingredients (+water):
- fresh raspberries
- fresh orange juice
- pure maple syrup
- vanilla extract
HOW TO MAKE RASPBERRY SORBET
Add the ingredients to your blender and puree into a liquid.
Strain the seeds through a fine mesh strainer. This is absolutely necessary for creamy, smooth restaurant quality sorbet. Don't forget to whisk in the vanilla at this point. Chill the raspberry puree in the fridge for 2 hours or more.
Pour the raspberry puree into your ice cream maker and watch the magic happen.
Pour into a container and freeze until solid enough to scoop. Easy peasy!
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