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Tropical Blender Sorbet :: Refined Sugar Free & Dairy Free

April 19, 2015

Tropical Blender Sorbet :: Refined Sugar Free & Dairy FreeMan is this a fun time of year or what!

We really do go through just about the craziest winter of snow to live on one of the most beautiful places on the planet during spring and summer. We play outside daily – and kids play hard!

Tropical Blender Sorbet :: Refined Sugar Free & Dairy Free

It can be really easy to get caught up in quick frozen summer treats – especially if that ice cream truck frequents your neighborhood. The kids are playing hard, sweating, hot, and you figure since they burn so much energy what can some ice cream hurt, right?

I’m all for an occasional treat, but not every day – or every week for that matter. The problem with processed sugar when these kids have been sweating and playing so hard, is that it really does nothing for them. In fact sugar weakens the immune system.

Tropical Blender Sorbet :: Refined Sugar Free & Dairy Free

We make homemade popsicles in the summer, and I love having those on hand, but last summer I found that those go FAST in my house! With 3 kids eating them now, I just don’t always keep up. I decided I was only going to make popsicles once a week, and once they are gone for the week, they are gone!

I keep bags of chopped up frozen fruit in the freezer from our summer fruit picking, along with the big cost saving frozen fruit bags from Costco, and these blender sorbets can be made up fast.

Tropical Blender Sorbet :: Refined Sugar Free & Dairy FreeMy girls are young enough that they don’t really know any different and call this ice cream – it is so sweet from the fruit you really don’t need any other sweetener! This amount makes enough for about 5-6 small servings for my little ones – if you have big kids you can always double up!

Tropical Blender Sorbet :: Refined Sugar Free & Dairy Free

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Tropical Blender Sorbet :: Refined Sugar Free & Dairy Free
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Instructions
  1. Freeze the cut up fruit on a plate for an hour. (To save this step, make a few freezer bags of this portion of cut up fruit so you can just grab a bag and drop them in the blender when the kids want a frozen treat!)
  2. Process the fruit in your food processor or blender until smooth. Scrape the edges down if you have to. The sorbet will be soft serve in texture right out of the blender, or you can firm it up in the freezer for an hour if you want!

Let me know what the kids think!

You can find more occasional treat ideas on my Treat Ideas board on Pintrest!

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9 Comments

  • Reply Jessica April 19, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Mmmm…. so easy and my boys will love it!

  • Reply Dina-Marie @ Cultured Palate April 24, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    This looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it – Can’t believe how easy it is!

  • Reply Donna April 26, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    This was Amazing! My new favourite! I’ve tried just bananas and it was good but this combo hits it out of the park. Thank you, thank you, THANK-YOU! 😀

    • Reply Renee Kohley April 26, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      Hi Donna! That’s great! Thanks for stopping back to let us know!

  • Reply Donna April 26, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Thank- you, this was AMAZING! My girls (4&5)loved it, I loved it. I’ve made the plain banana and it was good but adding the pineapple knocked it right out of the park!!!!

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