4 Easy Fruit Sorbet Recipes

These 4 easy fruit sorbet recipes are dairy free, refined sugar free, and you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make them!

4 Easy Fruit Sorbet Recipes | These easy fruit sorbet recipes are dairy free, refined sugar free, and you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make them | A Sweet Pea Chef

What can I say about homemade fruit sorbets?

First, they’re pretty much summer perfection, all wrapped up in a sweet, frozen, healthy treat.

Second, they’re so easy to make, it’s kinda ridiculous.

Seriously — just grab your fruit of choice, freeze it, and then puree it using a food processor or heavy duty blender.  No ice cream maker required.

Ever since I started making homemade fruit sorbets, I’ve tried a BUNCH of different flavors.  It all started with this cantaloupe sorbet and then I was in love.

So, of course, I kept trying new flavors, like banana and lemon blueberry.

I have 4 new easy fruit sorbet recipes to add to the collection to share with you, plus tips on how to make homemade fruit sorbet with any fruit.

Life, prepare to get immensely better!

Four 4-oz. mason jars filled with easy sorbet recipes, including watermelon sorbet, peach sorbet, mango sorbet, and raspberry sorbet, ready to eat.

How To Make Sorbet Without An Ice Cream Maker

Learning how to make sorbet without an ice cream maker changed my life.  No joke.

When I realized I didn’t need to add practically anything to a fresh fruit sorbet, I was able to make my own tasty frozen treats without any added sugars or creams.  All you need is frozen fruit and a heavy duty blender or food processor.

I use my food processor which is this Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor and it works great, but a heavy duty blender like a Vitamix or similar brand would do the trick.  You just need a blender or processor of some sort that can break down chunks of frozen fruit.

In a nutshell, you can make sorbet without an ice cream maker in 3 simple steps…

  1. Cut up the fruit.
  2. Freeze the fruit.
  3. Blend the frozen fruit.

It’s really that simple.  You can add in other flavors to boost the actual fruit, like lime or lemon juice as well as some raw honey if your fruit isn’t quite sweet enough on its own.  Or, you can combine fruits to make fun recipes.

See?  Life changing.

4-oz. mason jar filled with watermelon sorbet with fresh watermelon and lime wedge setting next to it.

This Watermelon Sorbet is so sweet and refreshing and perfect for a sweet summer watermelon.  To get the recipe, click here.

How To Make Sorbet With Any Fruit

Okay, so we discussed the three easy steps to make a sorbet already.  But, what fruits are best to make sorbet?  Well, that’s the awesome part — you can make sorbet with any fruit as long as you follow the steps.

Here are my favorite fruits to make sorbet:

However, you can make your own combinations with your favorite fruits.  You can also toss in a little plain greek yogurt and quickly turn your sorbet into a frozen yogurt. Just sayin…

If you’re wanting to make vegan sorbet, it’s super easy since adding any sweetener is completely optional and hardly necessary if you’re suing fresh, sweet fruit.  However, if you need to sweeten your sorbet and want to keep it vegan, just choose pure maple syrup instead of raw honey.  Poof: vegan.

4-oz. mason jar filled with mango sorbet with fresh mango and lime wedge setting next to it.

This rich and sweet Mango Sorbet is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.

How To Freeze Fresh Fruit For Fruit Sorbet

A question I get asked a lot is if it’s necessary to freeze the fruit yourself, or if it’s okay to use already-frozen fruit from the store.   Personally, I prefer to freeze my own fruit because I can totally control picking out the freshest, ripest, and sweetest fruit available which is in season.  However, it’s not necessary to freeze your own fruit.  If you want to use a bag of frozen fruit (whether you already have in the freezer or you’re craving something that doesn’t happen to be in season), these recipe will still work perfectly.

A helpful word on freezing your own fruit.  Try to make the pieces as evenly sized as possible, since that will make them easier to break down in the food processor. And, when placing the diced fresh fruit on the baking sheet to be frozen, make sure they are spaced out some and not touching.  If they touch or are frozen in a pile, they will be harder to break apart and add to the food processor to blend. This is another issue with purchasing pre-frozen fruit, since it’s more difficult to control how stuck together the fruit may be.

4-oz. mason jar filled with raspberry sorbet with fresh raspberries and lemon wedge setting next to it.

This Raspberry Sorbet is so easy to make and is the perfect blend of sweet and tart.

How To Make Healthy Sorbet

Sadly, a lot of the store-bought fruit sorbets contain A LOT of added sugars, which really isn’t necessary to enjoy the sorbet.  Instead, you can make your own healthy sorbet using much less sweetener and, if using any, you can add in raw honey to avoid refined sugars.  If your fruit is super sweet to begin with, you don’t even need to add in any sweetener, which is awesome and makes for one healthy, guilt-free frozen dessert.

4-oz. mason jar filled with peach sorbet with fresh peach slices and lemon wedge setting next to it.

This Peach Sorbet is sweet and creamy and the perfect use for sweet summer peaches.

Whichever fruit you may choose to turn into delicious, creamy, and sweet homemade fruit sorbet, I hope you enjoy it while you stay cool this summer.

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4 Easy Fruit Sorbet Recipes
Prep Time
3 hrs
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs
 
4 easy fruit sorbet recipes that are dairy free, refined sugar free, and you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make them.
Categories: Dessert
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: homemade sorbet, how to make sorbet, sorbet recipe
Servings: 4 sorbets
Calories: 80 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
Raspberry Sorbet
  • 3 cups raspberries
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup warm water, as needed
Peach Sorbet
  • 4 medium peaches, sliced (approx. 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup warm water, as needed
Watermelon Sorbet
  • 3 1/2 cups watermelon, diced
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • raw honey to taste (if watermelon is not sweet enough)
  • 1/4 cup warm water, as needed
Mango Sorbet
  • 2 mangos, diced (approx. 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 cup warm water, as needed
Instructions
Raspberry Sorbet
  1. Lay out the fresh raspberries over a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Freeze the raspberries until completely solid, which should take at least 3-4 hours, but I usually just leave them in the freezer overnight.

  3. Place the frozen raspberries into the bowl of a food processor or heavy duty blender, along with a little raw honey, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  4. Blend until smooth.

  5. You may need to add a little warm water and press down with a spatula to help the process along.
  6. Eat immediately for a softer texture, or transfer into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm.
Mango Sorbet
  1. Dice the fresh mangos and then lay them out over a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  2. Freeze the mango until completely solid, which should take at least 3-4 hours, or overnight.

  3. Place the frozen diced mango into the bowl of a food processor or heavy duty blender, along with freshly squeezed lime juice.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. You may need to add a little warm water and press down with a spatula to help the process along.
  6. Eat immediately for a softer texture, or transfer into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm.
Watermelon Sorbet
  1. Remove the rind from a seedless watermelon and dice into cubes.

  2. Lay out the cubed watermelon over a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Freeze the watermelon until completely solid, which should take at least 3-4 hours, or overnight.

  4. Place the frozen watermelon into the bowl of a food processor or heavy duty blender, along with freshly squeezed lime juice, and raw honey.  (I’ve found letting the frozen watermelon sit at room temperature for 3-5 minutes before blending really helps make the process easier.)

  5. Blend until smooth.

  6. You may need to add a little warm water and press down with a spatula to help the process along.
  7. Eat immediately for a softer texture, or transfer into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm.
Peach Sorbet
  1. Slice the ripe peaches and remove the pit.

  2. Lay out the fresh peach slices over a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Freeze the peach slices until completely solid, which should take at least 3-4 hours, or overnight.

  4. Place the frozen peach slices into the bowl of a food processor or heavy duty blender, along with a little raw honey, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  5. Blend until smooth.

  6. You may need to add a little warm water and press down with a spatula to help the process along.
  7. Eat immediately for a softer texture, or transfer into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information provided is for Raspberry Sorbet.

Nutrition Facts
4 Easy Fruit Sorbet Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 scoop)
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.6g1%
Sodium 1.9mg0%
Carbohydrates 19.8g7%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 12.7g14%
Protein 1.1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

10 thoughts on “4 Easy Fruit Sorbet Recipes

  1. Hey, in the case that my processor is not heavy duty, would it make a big difference if i blended the fruit first, then froze it in those ice cream stick molds?

  2. this is great Lacey, but I’d like to know if the sorbets will last in the freezer without further churning in the blender? That is can I make the sorbet, freeze it for a week or so, and then serve it from the container without further blending? I’m taking some to a friends house for chirstmas and i don’t want to have to bring my blender, or assume that they will have one.
    !

  3. Great recipes, horrible web site. The ads cluttered the page so much it made it a pain to read. Plus seems to be no way to delete the sharing links on the side of the page that cover up some of the text.

  4. 5 stars
    Thank YOU for this wonderful/versatile/flexible recipe !!!! What I did: filled the vitamix up to the top with fruit, doubled the lemon and instead of water, I used Knudsen’s Pineapple Coconut juice and no sweetener. Had to haul out the tamper to get it moving….WOW. Next time I will omit the juice and keep with the water to lower the carbs. So easy !!!!

  5. Hi Lacey,

    Would you please advise me how to make sorbet using lemons as the main ingredient? I’ve never tried making any sorbets before; this will be my first attempt.

    I am on a post-surgical full liquid diet for a week; but the following week I graduate to pureed and chopped foods!

    Any advice would be most appreciated!

    1. If it’s any help here is a recipe for lemon mint sorbet

      1 1/2 cups of sugar
      1 cup of mint chopped
      2 lemons
      Zest of 1 lemon
      1 cup boiling water
      1 teaspoon of vanilla

      Combine sugar, mint, lemon zest and mix. Add boiling water and stir until sugar dissolves. Add vanilla, mix, and let it sit for 20 mins then drain. Add the juice from the 2 lemons and stir. Chill until it’s cold then pour into ice cube tray or metal cake tin then freeze it. Enjoy 🙂

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