So as most of you know, I had a baby 6 weeks ago. A baby who we discovered recently doesn’t care for dairy products :( Upon discovering this new insight, do you know what my first thought was? It wasn’t, “Bummer, no cereal for me in the mornings.” It wasn’t, “Oh dear, how oh how will I ever meet my daily calcium requirements?” It was “Nooooooo! What about Ice Cream Week on Our Best Bites?!” Seriously. I mourned. But hey, maybe this is a good thing because with the option of homemade ice cream out the window, I have fallen in love again with the wonderful world of sorbet!Sorbet is a simple mixture usually consisting of a simple syrup (water and sugar, boiled and then cooled) and fruit/flavorings.It’s light and super refreshing, and although it does have sugar in it, it’s certainly much lower in calories than ice cream.It’s also generally fat free. Heck, you could consider it one of your fruit servings for the day. It’s so simple to make and once you get a basic formula down that works for you, the variations are endless.And if you don’t own an ice cream maker, keep reading! You can make most sorbets without one (although, if you do have one, definitely use it.) If you’re entertaining a crowd, it’s great to include a sorbet along with an ice cream because for one thing, they’re awesome mixed together (try vanilla ice cream with a berry sorbet.YUM) but you also never know if people have dairy allergies (or newborns with picky palettes. Boo!)

Okay, enough chit-chat.

My husband and I really love Mangoes.We fell in love with them living in Brazil, along with other fresh tropical fruit that’s in abundance there, like pineapple, coconut, star fruit etc.So this fresh mango sorbet recipe from Williams-Sonoma was an instant hit in our house.In fact, since I started writing this post, my 2 year-old has devoured 3 bowls of it. With only a few ingredients you really taste each fabulous flavor.Plus to make things even easier, you don’t even have to make a simple syrup for this one, you just dump the sugar right in.

See what I mean about simple? Besides a little sugar, you just need:
a few mangoes, a couple of limes, and a pineapple.

 

 


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19comments

  1. 1
    Eric says:

    This is the best sorbet, hands down, I’ve ever had. The flavor is incredible and after it melts just a little it’s perfect. So a grand thank you to Mr. William Sonoma, and to the one who brought it to the masses of this blog, meu amor.

  2. 2
    Jae says:

    YAYAYAY I am so excited to try this. I am pretty retarded at making these things but I think I even have an ice cream maker kicking around somewhere. I will be brave!~

  3. 3
    Our Ohana says:

    Sara, I feel for you. Pono couldn’t (and still can’t) handle the dairy! I had to cut ALL dairy out of my 100% if I wanted to breastfeed him, which I did solely for almost 7 months! It was TOTALLY worth it. However, since introducing the dairy back into my diet, I think I have become slightly lactose intolerant! Boo! Anyways, I just remember thinking, “No ice cream? In the summer?!?! Ahh!!!”

  4. 4
    Heidi says:

    I also had to do the dairy free thing with my twins for 10 months and I fell in love with sorbet! We love mangos in this house so I can’t wait to try it. The only hard part is finding a decent mango around here!

  5. 5
    Sara says:

    Heidi, I don’t know where you live, but around here I find the best mangoes at Sam’s Club of all places! Plus they come in a box of 6 for only 5 bucks. Can’t beat that. They’re always so sweet and yummy too.

    And thanks for the dairy condolences girls! lol.

  6. 6
    Cami says:

    I LOVE mangoes, and can’t wait to try this! I think I’ll make it for dessert on Father’s Day.

  7. 7
    Tyler & Meagan says:

    We love mangoes, too. Costco usually has good ones.

    After we slice them in half (removing the core, of course) we slice them horizontally and vertically while the fruit is still attached to the skin. Then, we flip the skin inside out. All the little squares of mango pop up and you can just eat it right off peel. I hope that made sense! My husband lived in Australia (with all the Polynesians) and that is how they ate them.

  8. 8
    Tyler & Meagan says:

    We love mangoes, too. Costco usually has good ones.

    After we slice them in half (removing the core, of course) we slice them horizontally and vertically while the fruit is still attached to the skin. Then, we flip the skin inside out. All the little squares of mango pop up and you can just eat it right off peel. I hope that made sense! My husband lived in Australia (with all the Polynesians) and that is how they ate them.

  9. 9
    Tyler & Meagan says:

    We love mangoes, too. Costco usually has good ones.

    After we slice them in half (removing the core, of course) we slice them horizontally and vertically while the fruit is still attached to the skin. Then, we flip the skin inside out. All the little squares of mango pop up and you can just eat it right off peel. I hope that made sense! My husband lived in Australia (with all the Polynesians) and that is how they ate them.

  10. 10
    Sara says:

    Meagan, I know exactly what you’re talking about! I’ve done it that way too, works great.

  11. 11
    Leah says:

    oh, this sounds amazing. I think I will have to make this. Yum!!!!

  12. 12
    rachelle says:

    yum yum yum! i’ve got my freezer bowl freezin’ away, can’t wait to try this tommorrow. i’ve been wanting to to a sorbet all week. . .

  13. 13
    Angie says:

    Great recipe! I’m going to have to dig out my ice cream machine. Do you and your hubby ever buy the dried mangos from Costco? Phillipine is the brand and they are delicioso!! Sam’s has a much smaller bag but you get more for your buck at Costco. The best part of them is the sugary substance they coat them in! Ymmy!

  14. 14
    Jae says:

    OH MY GOSH. So sosososososo good. I literally ate the whole batch by myself over the last three days. I have to go to the store and get more stuff so I can make another batch and couble it so I don’t go through it so fast. lol. Can I just say this is my new favourite treat ever??

  15. 15
    Stephanie says:

    I know this post is almost 2 years old, so I don't know if this question will be noticed, but would it work if you froze the mango first? Then would you have "instant" sorbet instead of freezing afterward?

  16. 16
    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    Hi Stephanie- yes, we see all of the comments no matter how old! You could probably use frozen mango, but 1) it might damage your food processor and 2) you'd probably get more of a smoothie than a sorbet. If anything it might just require less freezing time in the end.

  17. 17
    Michelle says:

    Can’t wait to try this! Just stumbled upon your website from the House of Smith’s and now I am eager to purchase your cookbook! Many yummy recipes!

  18. 18
    Melanie says:

    This looks and sounds absolutely wonderful. I just so happen to have mangos (mangoes?), limes, and a pineapple on hand. What are the chances? I think it was meant to be. :)

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    Anna says:

    Mangoes are not the same in the states. Period. I loved them in Brazil! We eat them as often as my mango-snobbery will allow. ;) We went to Curitiba, where in Brazil were you?

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