Easy and sweet solution for over-ripe fruit!
Fresh fruit abounds during the summer!! It looks so beautiful and smells so sweet. A bowl of fresh fruit always makes me smile. Unfortunately, it also seems that I buy more than I can eat. This week, I ended up with an over-ripe peach and mango in the fruit bowl. I needed to find a way to use this fruit before it morphed from over-ripe to rotten. (You don’t want to cross that line!) Turning on the oven just seems wrong when it’ hot enough to cook on the sidewalk. I wanted to make something that was quick, easy, and cold! Hello, sorbet!
3 ingredients and no cooking required!
Honestly, fresh fruit sorbet is probably the easiest and most refreshing summertime recipe! This Mango-Peach Sorbet takes only three ingredients! A mango, a peach, and a teaspoon of lemon or lime juice. That’s it!!! No sweetener is necessary. Of course, you can add a little honey, sugar, or sweetener if needed, but most peaches and mangos are naturally sweet enough all on their own. This recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan. It’s hard to get any healthier! Unfortunately for my keto friends, mangos are high in carbs, so this is not a keto-friendly sorbet. On the other hand, peaches are considered keto-friendly, so if you forego the mango and use another peach, you will be in carb compliance.
Over-ripe fruit is messy – it’s okay!
This recipe couldn’t be any easier. The mango and peach need to be sliced or chopped up, discarding the pits. There are no extra points given for technique or “pretty” slices. Make as big of a mess out of it as you want! I did. As I mentioned, my fruit was just slightly over-ripe, so it was very soft and squishy. It did not slice nicely, and I was very grateful that it didn’t matter.
Place the chopped-up fruit into a ziplock plastic bag and put it in the freezer. It will take a good 3-4 hours to freeze. I usually leave it overnight or longer. Fresh fruit can be frozen for up to nine months.
Chop and freeze
When you are ready to rock & roll, remove the fruit from the freezer and let it sit out for a few minutes to thaw just enough so that it can be broken into chunks. The frozen chunks go into a food processor or a heavy-duty blender. I’ve used both and don’t have a preference. Both appliances work equally well. Add a teaspoon of either lime or lemon juice to the fruit. Freshly squeezed juice will always taste better, but bottled juice will work just fine if you’re not up to squeezing a lemon or lime. No judging here — it’s too hot.
The food processor does all the work
Start by using the pulse feature on your food processor or blender until the mixture resembles small pebbles. If necessary, use a spatula to move the mixture around. A little warm water may be required to get things started. I don’t usually need it, but if your blender or processor stalls out, add a tablespoon of water at a time until the mixture loosens up. Switch the setting to a constant whirl until the mixture is smooth.
I think the sorbet tastes the best when served immediately! It is so soft and creamy; no one will believe it’s dairy-free! The sorbet can be scooped into a freezer-safe container and enjoyed at a later time.
Best served soft & creamy
Mango-Peach SorbetCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Three ingredient Mango-Peach Sorbet is naturally sweet and creamy. Dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan! Chop and freeze the fruit, let the food processor (or blender) make the magic happen. It’s a perfect way to celebrate summer!
• 1 large ripe peach
• 1 large ripe mango
• 1 teaspoon lime juice
- Slice the ripe peach and remove the pit and cut it into slices or chunks. Peel the ripe mango and cut it into slices or chunks. Place the fruit in a ziplock plastic bag or freezer-safe container. Freeze the fruit until completely solid (3-4 hours) or overnight.
- Remove from the freezer and allow to slightly thaw so that fruit can be broken up. Place the chunks of frozen fruit in a food processor or heavy-duty blender, with a teaspoon of lime juice. Pulse until mixture begins broken down and then blend until smooth. If necessary, add a little warm water and press down with a spatula to help the process along.
- Serve immediately for a soft, creamy consistency or return to the freezer for a firmer consistency.
- Lime: Lemon can be also used. Bottled juice is fine.
- Sweetener: If desired, add a tablespoon sugar, sweetener, raw honey or pure maple syrup.
- Zhoosh it: Add frozen strawberries or frozen pineapple for a more tropical flavor