Project #2: Banana Mango Sorbet

So, last night I was feeling ambitious and decided to try a second project in addition to the muffins: homemade sorbet. This would’ve been more ideal to have ready on a day when it was hot and sunny outside, but it still turned out okay.

First of all, this recipe was incredibly easy which was great. I already had all of the ingredients lying around my kitchen so a trip to the grocery store wasn’t necessary (which was a good thing considering I decided to do this at 10:00 last night). It is also vegan which is perfect for my roommate Lindsay who doesn’t eat dairy! I found the recipe here, but tweaked it a little bit. Originally the recipe was for Spicy Mango sorbet, which called for chili powder, but I decided to skip the spice and just go for sweet instead.

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The finished product was pretty tasty, but there are a few things I would change for next time. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of maple syrup, probably to balance out the spice of the chili powder (which I didn’t think about until later on), and after trying the finished product I would probably put in less maple syrup since it was a very dominant flavor in the finished sorbet. I would also add another banana or some frozen peaches to make it more creamy.

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The directions also advise that you use a metal container to store the sorbet in and help it set, so I used a metal loaf pan. This worked out well but it also made the sorbet a little bit difficult to scoop and caused it to get a tiny bit of freezer burn on it.

All in all it was an easy and fun recipe to try, and one that I will be able to try again and put my own spin on in the future. I highly recommend it for the hot summer days ahead!

You can find the recipe here, but also duplicated it below:

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh banana
  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen mango
  • 1/3 cups of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup

Directions

1. Allow frozen fruit to thaw a little bit, but not entirely so it is still frosty. Combine ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend until combined. Put into metal container and let set in the freezer (I left it in overnight).

2. Enjoy!

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