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6 Delicious and Easy Fruit Sorbet Recipes

By Edited Aug 28, 2016 1 4


strawberry sorbet







What is a Sorbet?

When you think of sorbet you may think it is similar to ice cream. However, sorbet is simply fruit juices and sugar, occasionally with added water and it really is as simple as that! Sorbets are a much healthier option than ice cream if you want something chilled and refreshing as a dessert. They are extremely simple to create and it could be a fun activity to get the whole family involved in making them. It is a great way to encourage children to consume more fruit in their diets as they may think they are being given ice cream, when in fact it is a fruit sorbet.

Packed full of flavor, sorbets taste fantastic simply on their own but could also accompany fruit or other desserts. Sorbets are traditionally used as palate cleansers in between courses so that a person may feel refreshed before the next course of food. Any desserts that are predominately fruit will be good for you as part of a healthy and well balanced diet. If you wish to lower the sugar content of these recipes slightly you could do so as well.

Certainly, making sorbets is something that the most inexperienced of cooks can attempt with success. There is minimal cooking involved other than putting ingredients into a food processor or blender and possibly also an ice cream maker (although sorbets can be made without one too), to make the fruit smooth.

However, if you do not own a food processor or blender then fear not, as you could simply use a clean potato masher or a pestle and mortar to crush the fruit. The resulting fruity chunks in your sorbet will add texture and structure to the taste. So let’s get started on these 6 delicious and easy sorbet recipes! Remember to experiment with all different kinds of fruits and vary the combinations to come up with your own signature sorbet for your family and friends to enjoy!

lemons and lime

1. Lemon and Lime Sorbet

This sorbet recipe is certainly tangy and tantalizing on the taste buds and can really wake up your system! Refreshing and full of zesty flavor, lemon and lime can be a delightful combination and one which you should try out. This sorbet works particularly well as a palate cleanser in between courses at a more formal dinner party, but is equally tasty with a spoon and a bowl in front of the television! It could easily be made into an alcoholic sorbet but we will stick with the pure fruit option for this recipe.  I will leave the sorbet alcohol experimenting up to you! However, try adding some ginger for an added flavor kick!


  • 3 lemons, peeled
  • 3 limes, peeled
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 120ml water
  • (add a hint of ginger if you want to experiment with the flavors)

Step 1 of 1

Once you have peeled the lemons and limes, simply add them to your blender. Next, add the sugar and water to the mixture. Blend for a few seconds and then strain the mixture through a sieve and either into your ice cream maker or freezer pot overnight. This will need to be for at least 6-7 hours and you will need to stir the mixture roughly every 45 minutes to 1 hour. Instead, if you have an ice cream maker, for the duration needed to make the sorbet read the manufacturers guidelines (under 30 minutes usually). Then you have completed your first delicious sorbet!



2. Pineapple Sorbet

I love the tropical kick of this recipe as it is fruity and cooling at the same time. It can be great in the summer but equally if you just enjoy the taste of more tropical fruits then you will like making this sorbet recipe at any time of the year.



  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cored
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 120ml water

Step 1 of 1

Chop the top leaves off the pineapple and slice off the outside skin. You can then slice up the juicy middle part of the fruit into small chunks. Alternatively, the quick and easy little pineapple corer tool below works wonders and will save you a lot of time! Once you have done this, add the pineapple, sugar and lemon juice to your food processor or blender. (Even if you only have a hand blender, you could still make these sorbets it may just take slightly longer). Then once the mixture is smooth in texture with no fruit chunks left, you can pour it into your ice cream maker for the time suggested by the manufacturer or into your container with a lid which will be suitable for the freezer for 6-7 hours (again, remember to stir the mixture approximately once every hour). Leave to freeze until solid or firm and you have now made a pineapple sorbet to enjoy!

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3. Strawberry Sorbet

This sorbet is sweet and juicy and brightly colored! As a sorbet, strawberries are one of my favorite fruits to include. Strawberries are packed with antioxidants and they are a great source of vitamin C as well. Let’s look at how to turn them into a delicious sorbet!


  • 400g strawberries
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 120ml water

Step 1 of 1

Firstly, you need to ‘hull’ the strawberries and this means simply removing the leafy part at the top. Once hulled, add them all to a food processor with the sugar and water and blend the mixture together until it is smooth in texture. Strain through a sieve into either your ice cream maker or freezer container and follow the advice mentioned in the last few recipes for the duration this will take. You have now made a delicious strawberry sorbet to sample!



4. Mango and Banana Sorbet

You may wish to omit the banana from this sorbet recipe if you do not like bananas, but if you do it certainly adds a lovely contrasting taste to the juicy mango!



  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1 banana, peeled and sliced
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 120ml water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Step 1 of 1

Simply peel and cube your mango and add the sliced banana, caster sugar, orange juice, lime juice, water and vanilla extract to your food processor or blender. After blending, strain the mixture through a sieve. This is especially recommended with this sorbet recipe as you will find this sorbet is slightly thicker in texture than some of our other recipes. Then add to your freezer pot or ice cream maker and follow the instructions from recipe one.


5. Blueberry Sorbet

Blueberries are delicious and packed with antioxidants. They offer a subtle and delicate sorbet flavor. This recipe may work particularly well for you if you wish to serve a sorbet with an accompanying dessert such as a fruit slice, pie or tart as a blueberry sorbet has a velvety and gentle flavor.


  • 400g fresh blueberries
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 120ml water
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Step 1 of 1

Wash the blueberries and place them directly into your food processor. Next, add the sugar, lemon juice and water. Now blend the ingredients together and it really is as simple as that! Place in the freezer in a suitable container or your ice cream maker and watch the magic happen as the mixture turns solid! (Specific instructions can be found with sorbet recipe number one above).


6. Orange Sorbet

If you love fresh oranges and want a different way to enjoy them, then trying out this orange sorbet recipe could be the way to go for you. Simple and classic in flavor, orange sorbet is a mouth watering choice!



  • 5 oranges
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 120ml water
  • (optional mint to garnish)

Step 1 of 1

Depending on whether you are using Satsuma’s or large oranges, either peel or cut off the skins and remove the white pith. Now you can simply add the oranges to your food processor with the sugar, water and lemon juice. After blending together, strain the lumps out using a sieve. Once you have done this, your mixture is ready to pour into your freezer container or ice cream maker!  

Why not experiment with sorbets at home and add any fruit you have available to create your own recipes! Delicious, easy and healthy, a sorbet can be a great alternative to ice cream and can make a fresh and really tasty dessert. Enjoy!

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Below is You Tuber Laura Vitale from her fantastic channel ‘Laura in the Kitchen’. Watch as she takes you through making a delicious mango sorbet using an ice cream maker.



Feb 23, 2015 7:34am
Wow this is great. I love Sorbet but never thought to make my own. Thank you. These all look like delicious sorbet recipes. Rock on!
Feb 25, 2015 11:02am
Hi LexShadowglide, thanks for stopping by. I'm really glad you like the recipes, they are really easy to do as well!
Feb 23, 2015 10:23am
And they sound so easy!
Feb 25, 2015 11:04am
Hello HLesley, thanks for your comment. Sorbets are just delicious and so easy to make it's true. I would recommend the mango and banana one if you want a thicker textured sorbet and the orange one is very light but moreish!
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