Want to enjoy healthy, delicious, and easy frozen desserts without an ice cream maker? No problem! Try my four favorite ice creams, sorbets, and frozen yogurt made with fresh fruit to cool you down this summer!
I first fell in love with making my own homemade ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt about 2 years ago. I started really testing out my food processor to see all it was capable of. And, to my surprise, it was capable of A LOT.
I think we can all agree that frozen desserts are one of life’s great pleasures. Whether you’re into ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, or something else entirely, it doesn’t get much better than sitting down in the shade on a hot summer day and enjoying a frozen sweet treat. It always brings out the kid in me.
I’ve found that making your own frozen desserts at home is so much easier than I would have thought and is a great thing to do with the kids, too.
Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
Can You Make Homemade Ice Cream With a Food Processor?
I get asked this question a lot and I’m always happy to answer. The answer is YES! Food processors aren’t just for pesto and energy balls. They’re great for making your own homemade frozen desserts. All you need are just a few simple ingredients and some frozen fruit. In fact, I’ve even used mine to make this Matcha Frozen Yogurt (<— YUM btw) without any frozen fruit and it worked great, too.
If it can freeze in small cubes, you can likely make an ice cream, sorbet, or frozen yogurt out of it using your food processor.
Here are some ideas for what fruits freeze well to make homemade ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt:
- and so many, many more!
Fresh Peach Frozen Yogurt
What Food Processor Do You Recommend?
I know there are a ton of great products out there, but I am such a fan of my food processor. We’re buds.
In fact, when I finally burnt mine to the ground after years of use and abuse (hello: ice cream research!) and had to get another one, I had a very difficult time saying good-bye. My favorite food processor and the one I use all the time is this one and it’s never let me down.
The reason why I love using a food processor over an ice cream maker is because I don’t like machines that just serve one purpose. In a food processor, I can make anything I want, from ice cream to cheesecake to peanut butter to cheese sauce. My ice cream maker — while it’s great for what it is — is not nearly as versatile.
Lemon Blueberry Sorbet
4 Healthy & Easy Frozen Desserts for Summer
More Healthy Easy Frozen Dessert Recipes Without An Ice Cream Maker
- 1 Ingredient Banana Ice Cream
- Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
- Cantaloupe Sorbet
- Fresh Peach Frozen Yogurt
- Lemon Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
- Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
- Matcha Frozen Yogurt
- Fresh Pumpkin Ice Cream
- Healthy Fudgesicles
- Watermelon Mint Popsicles
- 3 Ingredient Orange Creamsicles
I hope I’ve convinced you to break out that food processor and make your own easy frozen desserts. Not only are they ridiculously easy to make, but there are so many options for flavors and textures. Plus, you’re removing all the added cream, sugar, and fat from your typical ice cream because you’re using the natural consistency of the fruit to make up the bulk of the sweet treat.
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