Healthy Frozen Fruit Sorbet {Just One Ingredient}

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A white bowl loaded with frozen fruit sorbet.

Looking for a refreshing summer treat that can be made in two seconds flat?? You’ve arrived! Healthy Frozen Fruit Sorbet {Just One Ingredient} is your ticket to a delicious frozen fruit dessert that’s fast, easy, and super budget-friendly.

Healthy Frozen Fruit Sorbet Recipe – Just One Ingredient Needed!

A bowl of mango sorbet with strawberries on top.

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If you own a food processor, you’ll be putting it to good use when the weather turns hot and humid this summer and you are dying for a sweet treat that cools your jets.

Enter Healthy Frozen Fruit Sorbet – your new favorite summer dessert. All you need is a can of frozen fruit….yep, it’s that simple.

What to love about this easy summer dessert recipe –

  1. It’s super refreshing on a hot day.
  2. Such an economical and fast treat.
  3. Healthy – it’s low fat and low calorie.

Here’s the single ingredient you need to make frozen fruit sorbet –

  • 1 can of your favorite fruit, with juices, such as sliced peaches, diced mangos, chunk pineapple, or mandarin oranges – use your favorite!

How to make healthy sorbet step-by-step in 3 easy steps: Freeze, Dump, Process

  1. Pour the can of fruit and it’s juices into a freezer-safe container, leaving at least an inch of head-space at the top so the fruit/juices can have room to expand as they freeze.
  2. Once the fruit is frozen solid and you’re ready to prepare the sorbet, remove the frozen fruit from the freezer, placing it onto the counter at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
  3. Use a wooden spoon or ice pick to break up the fruit a bit, then place it into the bowl of a food processor; lock the lid securely into place. Pulse food processor until the fruit turns into a smooth sorbet. Serve at once with your favorite toppings! **If needed, add a bit of water or juice to the frozen fruit to make it a bit easier to process.

Answers to Common Questions Asked About This Recipe

Which tools are helpful for making healthy frozen fruit sorbet?

The main tool you need for making frozen fruit sorbet is the food processor. You can use any size of food processor, even if it’s on the smaller side – you just may have to work in batches is all.

I have a Kitchen Aid 11-Cup Food Processor and I love it. I like to be sure it’s sitting on my kitchen counter (instead of up in the cupboard) so I have easy access to it when I want to make a kitchen task easier and faster.

Silicone Spatula Spoons – Of all the tools in my kitchen, silicone spatula spoons are what I use the most. They make stirring and sautéing a breeze and I love all the pretty silicone colors available.  I like to have different sizes on hand for different kitchen tasks – soooo handy!

Are sorbet and sherbet the same thing?

They are similar in consistency, but sherbet is usually a little creamier in texture because it contains a little cream or milk as an ingredient. Sorbet has no dairy at all.

Why does this recipe called for canned frozen fruit?

Canned fruit is sold packed in heavy syrup or light syrup, so it’s already sweetened. This makes making sorbet super fast – all you have to do is process until smooth, then serve it up.

If you use canned fruit that is packed in water, you may need to add a bit of sweetener, depending on your taste preferences. Or add a topping that’s sweetened.

Can any type of canned fruit be used to make fruit sorbet?

So far, I haven’t experienced a canned fruit that isn’t good for making fruit sorbet! However, I have to say I’ve never tried canned prunes…..fyi.

Does the frozen fruit for making fruit sorbet have to be the canned type?

You can use any type of frozen fruit to make sorbet, it doesn’t have to be canned. Just remember that most frozen fruits are sold unsweetened (but not all of them) so you may have to add a bit of sweetener.

What is the best way to sweeten sorbet?

You can add a bit of granulated sugar, no-calorie sweeteners, honey, agave nectar, simple syrup, or even pure maple syrup to the frozen fruit for making sorbet. I go by taste, adding a little at a time.

Frozen mango sorbet in a white bowl, topped with strawberries.

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Printable Healthy Frozen Fruit Sorbet Recipe 

A white bowl loaded with frozen fruit sorbet.

Healthy Frozen Fruit Sorbet

Looking for a refreshing summer treat that can be made in two seconds flat?? You've arrived! Healthy Frozen Fruit Sorbet {Just One Ingredient} is your ticket to a delicious frozen fruit dessert that's fast, easy, and super budget-friendly.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 95kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz. can of your favorite fruit, such as sliced mangos, mandarin oranges, sliced peaches, chunk pineapple, undrained

Instructions

  • Pour the can of fruit and it's juices into a freezer-safe container. Leave at least 1-inch of head-space at the top since the fruit/juices will expand as they freeze.
  • Once the fruit is frozen solid and you are ready to prepare the sorbet, remove the frozen fruit from the freezer, placing it on the counter at room temperature. Remove the lid and let the fruit rest for 10 minutes or until slightly softened.
  • Using a wooden spoon or ice pick, break the fruit up a bit, then place it into the bowl of a food processor; lock the lid into place. Pulse the food processor until the fruit turns into a smooth sorbet. **If needed, add a bit of water or juice to the frozen fruit to make it a bit easier to process.
  • Serve at once, topped with your favorite berries and/or toasted coconut.
    Store any remaining sorbet in the freezer to enjoy later.

Notes

**Be sure to check the blog post for tips and tricks, specific instructions, recommended tools, and FAQ’s for making this recipe.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, frozen fruit, fruit sorbet, healthy, ice cream

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 739IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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