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Flash in the Pan: Speedy Fruit Sorbet

Sometimes, you just want to eat something now.  I’ve decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly, or else is so easy to make that no recipe is required.  Here’s my first “Flash in the Pan.”

Speedy Fruit Sorbet


When I crave something sweet, creamy, and cold, this is my current indulgence.  It’s made almost entirely of fresh-frozen fruit, so there’s absolutely no guilt.  And it’s ready in about three minutes.  I’m loving this sorbet!

1/2 banana, frozen

about 1/2 cup frozen berries (I like blueberries and raspberries, mixed)

about 1/4 cup chopped frozen mango or pear (adds creaminess)

up to 2 Tbsp. agave nectar (may be omitted)

up to 1/4 cup plain soymilk or coconut milk (may be omitted)

Throw everything in your food processor and whir until it begins to resemble ice cream.  You’ll need to stop the machine and scrape down the sides two or three times before it comes together.  As soon as it’s creamy, scoop out and serve–it melts quickly.  This is a little scoop of heaven in a bowl!


20 comments to Flash in the Pan: Speedy Fruit Sorbet

  • looks like a great idea – but I have never been a big ice cream fan and especially not in winter! Doesn’t it make you cold inside? Well, cold and healthy with all the fruit – love the bright colours of it (so much icecream is so pale)


  • Surprisingly, I made this because I just craved something smooth and cold after a very spicy dish we ate the other day. And I find this a fairly light dessert, since fruit digests so quickly.


  • I must get myself an ice cream maker. This looks too good to pass up!


  • Yummy! I have a bunch of frozen mangoes in the freezer. Must make later. Love the photo, too. Gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend and don’t work too hard. 😀


  • What a great idea! I need to test it out in mini batches in my trusty magic bullet 😉


  • Great, now I want that right now!!


  • Hi Ricki,

    You just inspired me with this recipe to buy the Kitchen Aid immersion hand blender. This sorbet will be the first thing I try!



  • TBC

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and helping me discover your delightful little space.:-)

    The sorbet looks wonderful and it’s so easy to make too.
    You can do this with a food processor?! Wow!


  • Courtney

    You rock–I love it! That looks beautiful and sounds amazing. I bet it will come together really quickly in my vita-mix…I am making it tonight!


    Hmmm….for some reason it won’t let me post this–I’ll try once more…


  • What a fantastic idea. Quick and easy and I can just imagine how delicious it was. Thanks for sharing this bit of inspiration!


  • Romina,
    I actually made this in a food processor–much easier! But I bet it would work in the icecream maker, too 🙂 .

    I bet this would be great with mango as the main ingredient! Hope your weekend is good, too–enjoy the celebration! 🙂

    Would love to hear how this works in a Magic Bullet. I’ve been dying to get one for ages.

    Vegan Noodle,
    It would be my pleasure to whip some up for you. . . if only Houston weren’t so far away!

    I’d love to know whether this worked out with the hand blender. Did you try it?

    Thanks for visiting! I enjoyed reading your blog. Glad you like the sorbet!

    I’ve read that a Vitamix can be used for this type of thing. . . and it really is worth a try, it’s light and delish! (And glad the 2nd try came through). 🙂

    If you like sorbet, I think you’ll really enjoy this. I’m all for quick and easy!


  • I tried this in my mini-food processor and it was fantastic! I used a little bit of brown rice syrup instead of agave. I think my banana wasn’t ripe enough -I just couldn’t wait. My hubby is going to love this. Thanks so much for posting!


  • Karen,
    So glad you liked it! The first time I made it, I asked my HH if he wanted any and he said, “NO thanks.” Of course I still made him some and when he tasted it, he wanted half! So I’m sure your hubby will enjoy it, too. 🙂


  • I love to do this for dessert. Sometimes I do it with just a frozen banana and a dash of vanilla, and it is still so unexpectedly delicious.


  • Jenny Wren,
    I love the simple banana flavor, too–first learned about that one in a raw cooking class (they made it in a super-powered juicer instead). It’s great. But sometimes, you just wanna have berries!


  • Dee

    Where on earth do I find agave nectar in Canada? Is it in regular grocery stores, and if so, where is it hiding?


  • Emma

    I just made this in a plain old blender and it worked great. I only had frozen banana and berries so I added a teaspoon of icing sugar to the soy milk and it was delicious.
    When I described the recipe no one else wanted any, but as soon as they tried it I had to fight to get the bowl back.


  • Yona

    Thanks for the recipe – I made this tonight for 3 non-vegan friends and they loved it and want the recipe. I used a Magic Bullet which took a lot of blending but it wasn’t too bad. I used some plain soy yogurt plus water instead of milk, raspberry banana and pear, and froze it for a few hours before eating and it didn’t freeze hard. It’s nice to be able to make this so quickly and easily without an ice cream maker and it’s very very good.


    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks so much, Yona! I’m so glad everybody liked it. It really is a very quick and easy way to have a great summer dessert. 🙂


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