It’s been hot this weekend and since I don’t have air conditioning in my apartment I need another way to keep cool. It is good weather for ice cream but ice cream is high in saturated fat and sugar so I made a healthier alternative using what I had on hand. A homemade fruit sorbet the perfect healthy ice cream replacement.
Here are the instructions if you want to make own.
1 frozen banana
1 half fresh avocado
frozen tropical fruit mix
1 tbsp organic blue agave syrup
Equipment: High speed blender such as a vitamix.
First add the avocado, then add the frozen fruit, final finally add the agave syrup. Start blending on low and then increase the speed to 10 then to high. Using the tamper push down the fruit to blend it. Continue blending and pushing with the tamper until the desired consistency is achieved. Scoop out of the blender. The sorbet can be eaten immediately or stored until later.
One thing, I like about this recipe is that it lends itself to experimentation and adaptation. For example, I normally use ice but — perhaps because it was a hot day — the stores I went to had none left in stock. No problem, I simply made sure that I used plenty of frozen fruit.
Feel free to experiment but I recommend using bananas and avocado if possible. These help give the creamy consistency that makes this such a good ice cream replacement.
Disclaimer: I’ve only tested this recipe with a Vitamix. I don’t know how the recipe will work with another blender but if you try it please let me know how it goes. The recipe above is my creation but I’m not the first person to suggest using a blender to create a healthy ice cream replacement. Numerous other people have their own recipes. I’m sharing mine here because I hope it will be useful for those who are also looking for a healthy way to beat the heat.