I'm working on a big post about my recent trip to New York, so check back soon! In the meantime, here's a tasty summer treat.
This is such a wonderfully simple and healthy summer dessert. One thing though - you need a Vitamix or another high-power blender like a Blendtech to make it with this method. These blenders have the ability to make frozen fruit into creamy fruit sorbets and sherbets in an instant because they have such a powerful motor. Regular blenders will just make it chunky and you'll have to add a lot of liquid and will end up with more of a smoothie.
The most affordable way to purchase a Vitamix is to purchase a factory reconditioned Vitamix, which is a $565 value for only $379, and you still get the 7-year warrantee and recipe books. This is what I did and I'm so happy with it. Check the Special Deals section for any offers on factory reconditioned Vitamix blenders, and make sure to use my associate code (06-004943) at checkout to get your free shipping! They offer great payment plans to make it more affordable and spread out the cost.
Happy summer. :)
Sugar-Free Berry Sorbet
yield: about 4 cups
If possible, use organic blueberries and raspberries, which are both treated heavily with pesticides in conventional farms.
2 cups frozen blueberries 2 cups frozen raspberries 1/2 cup frozen cranberries 1 1/2 cups water or non-dairy milk 10 drops stevia, or other natural sweetener, to taste optional: 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in a VitaMix with the tamper inserted in the top. Turn on "low" with the variable adjustment at lowest setting, then quickly adjust variable knob to the highest setting and then switch to "high", smashing berries down into the blades with the tamper. Once fully blended and smooth, turn off. Serve immediately.