How to Make Raspberry Sorbet
Sorbet just screams summer to me. It's so light and fresh and - let's not forget - utterly delicious. This recipe is simple, yummy, and very adaptable. I used raspberries this time, but you could easily substitute it for strawberries or a combination of both.
I think you would be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn't like ice cream. While there are many people out there who might love ice cream, a good number of those people may not find ice cream loving them back. According to National Institutes of Health research (1), approximately 65% of the world's population has a reduced ability to digest the lactose found in dairy products. If you are of Asian descent, the percentage is even higher.
Well, folks, you are in luck! This sorbet has no dairy! That's right, zilch! Nada! None! That's just one of the many benefits of this treat.
The Advantages of Making Your Own Stuff
So many of us outsource our nutrition (and, therefore, our health) to food manufacturers. I'm just going to let you in on a little secret...
The overwhelming majority of food manufacturers do not care one whit about keeping you healthy.
They just want to make money.
There's nothing wrong with making money, but manufacturers will do everything they can to keep costs down and maximize profits. Unfortunately, that means they will add unnecessary chemicals, fillers, preservatives, and all sorts of other garbage that your body simply does not recognize as food.
When you make your food yourself, you know exactly what ingredients you're putting into your body. That's empowering and should feel very good.
Ingredients Packed with Benefits
This recipe has only 6 ingredients, and you do not need an ice cream maker to make this delectable treat. The main player - raspberries - is a wonderful berry if you want to keep your carbohydrate count low. They are naturally low in sugar but full of vitamins and minerals.
This recipe is also refined sugar-free. Instead of refined sugar, I use organic maple syrup, which is full of antioxidants and minerals. It appears that, according to one study, maple syrup may have a protective effect against colorectal cancer (2).
The rest of the ingredients are also all real food that actually benefits your body - and that you will be able to pronounce without difficulty!
Homemade Raspberry Sorbet
1 and 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
1 tbs of maple syrup
1/8 tsp of sea salt
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 tbs of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbs organic orange juice (or other fruit juice)
Add all ingredients to a food processor, blender, or Magic Bullet. I use a Magic Bullet. Process all ingredients until smooth. If it has trouble breaking the ingredients down, add a bit more fruit juice until it becomes smooth. When finished, you will have a soft consistency. If you prefer it more firm and frozen, place the mixture in the freezer for a few hours before serving. This is a single serving and can easily be doubled according to what your appliance can manage.