Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mango-Nectarine Sorbet

When the weather is hot, all you want to do is lounge around by the pool and eat frozen treats.  Unfortunately a diet consisting entirely of icecream or frozen margaritas would make it impossible to don a bikini.  So in order to not be forced to wear a coverup by the pool, I made some sorbet to enjoy.  I'm not going to pretend that this is diet food, but it is fruit, and not made with heavy cream, so it's certainly a better alternative.

I had originally planned on making a mango-peach sorbet, but when I went to the farmer's market, the nectarines were looking especially yummy to me.

I started by making a simple syrup.  I heated up 3/4 cup water and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until the sugar dissolved.  I let that cool while preparing the fruit.

I peeled and chopped 1 large mango and 3 nectarines and placed them in a blender with 1/4 cup pineapple juice.

I pureed the fruit, added the cooled simple syrup, and whirred it until thoroughly blended.

I poured the mixture into a plastic container, put the cover on, and popped it into the freezer.

After an hour, I mixed it up, and put it back in the freezer.

Pull it out in another hour or so and mix it up again.  Serve immediately or if you leave it in the freezer longer, leave it out for 10 minutes to thaw to a serving consistency.

Thanks for popping in and cooling off with me.  I'm linking this up to I <3 Naptime's Sundae Scoop Party, Kitchen Bouquet's Ice Cream Social, and the links below.
MyMeatlessMondays Keeping It SimpleHearth and Soul Hop at A Moderate Life

14 comments:

  1. Your Mango-Nectarine Sorbet looks yummy, and so easy to make. It has been in the mid-90s lately-lounging around the pool and enjoying sorbet is a lovely thought.

    Happy 4th!

    Cheers,
    Cotehele

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  2. Oh my gosh this looks SO YUMMY AND REFRESHING! What a perfect Summer treat :)

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  3. I love this recipe and I'm gonna try it! Looks so yummy and I love how easy this is so easy to make. And I love how you presented it...I <3 it! Happy 4th to you!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  4. This is yummy and cooling which is what I need today. It was icky here and I yearned for ice cream or ices. Thanks for solving my problem.

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  5. Loving your healthy alternative!!! this sounds fabulously yummy for a hot summer day!! Happy July 4TH !!! HHL

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  6. Oh my goodness this looks so delicious!! I am really excited to try this because I love mango's!!

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  7. I have a crate full of mangoes and didn't know what to do with them - but now I do! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This just screams SUMMER! I'm sharing on Facebook :D

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  9. Your Mango-Nectarine Sorbet Looks Scrumptious... what a cool and refreshing treat for a hot summer day!! And it is super easy!! I love mango and nactarine but have never used them together... will have to try... Anyways, I am hosting an Healthy dessert event this month and i would love for you to send in this recipe for the event. Check it out on:

    http://jollyvindaloo.wordpress.com/healthy-cooking-challenge/

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  10. Looks delish. We'd love you to share your recipe with us at
    Simply Delish.

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  11. I already mentioned how great I think this is that is why I will be featuring you on this weeks Amaze Me Monday! Thank you for linking up :D

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous and delicious looking! I love easy recipes like this :-) So glad you linked up and joined the social! We will do it all again next year, same time to mark the calendar!

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