Monday, January 18, 2010

Strawberry sorbet

2 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup ice
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup apple juice

Add all ingredients to the Vitamix. Select Variable 1 and increase speed to 8. Blend for 10 seconds or until the sound changes. Makes 3 cups.

Taste score: 6/10

Likes: The texture was perfect, and it tasted really fresh. The sorbet was very refreshing, because it didn't taste like that awful artificial sugar-ed up version you can buy in the cartons.

Dislikes: I shouldn't have added so much ice, because it tasted more like strawberry italian ice than strawberry sorbet. Next time I would add some raspberries to make the flavor more interesting.

Nutritional score: 7/10 
Strawberries have a magic chemical called phenol which protects your heart, prevents cancer, and is anti-inflammatory. The only downside to this frozen treat is the added sugar, which you could go without but it would probably taste a little tart.


LFD said...

I can personally attest that this recipe is delicious! Highly recommended!

Toni-Shaklee Distributor said...

I'm going to make this now... except I'm going to substitute agave for the sugar. Thanks for sharing!

Boydsie said...

Delish -I substituted agave as well, and instead of apple juice (which I didn't have) I added coconut water.

Mikell Nigro said...

I followed the recipe as given. Everyone (kids included) loved it! I might try it next time with some substitutions.