By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC
This evening I celebrated the launch of my book, with my dear yoga friend, Jody Loren, at the wonderful Quiessence Restaurant at The Farm at South Mountain, which is just a mile from my home. Tonight I’m sharing with you our dessert: incredibly beautiful and tasty fruit sorbet, topped with dehydrated fruit. My favorite flavors were the sweet and refreshing apple and pineapple. Our meal was so tasty and beautiful at the magical Farm at South Mountain, so stay tuned as I’ll be sharing more of the beautiful food, should I say food art.
The excerpt from A New View of Healthy Eating are the simple steps to make your own sorbet.
For most of my life I ate refreshing sorbet only at restaurants. Now with this simple sorbet process, I enjoy making it at home with local, seasonal fruit. I especially love sorbet with freshly harvested Arizona oranges. Intuitively create sorbet with fruits that are local and in season and experiment with different fruit, spices, and herbs to create sorbet year-round.
Simple Steps to Create Fruit Sorbet
- 4 cups fresh fruit
- ½ cup fresh fruit juice, as needed
- Freshly ground spices or herbs
- Pinch sea salt
- 5 tbsp agave nectar or coconut sugar, as needed
- Blend fresh fruit, fresh fruit juice, ground spices or herbs, and a pinch of sea salt in high-speed blender.
- Taste and add sweetener if needed.
- Pour into frozen sorbet maker and process for about 15-20 minutes until thick, soft, and creamy.
- For firmer sorbet, freeze in an air-tight container for about 2 hours and remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving.
I invite you to have fun experimenting with making your own fruit sorbet. Come over to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NewViewHealthyEating and share photos of your sorbet with us.