Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Avocado for Dessert?!

"Avocado for Dessert? No way!!"
This was my first reaction. I wasn't so keen on the idea either.  In the past, I have seen a few recipes calling for avocados in dessert, but never had the courage to try it...until now!  Let me tell you...it's great!
Now, don't expect it to be like Graeters or Haagan-Dazs, but this tangy and creamy sorbet will be sure to give your taste buds a treat!
Go ahead...try some avocado for dessert!  You will be pleasantly surprised!


Raspberry Sorbet

I believe in keeping it fresh and healthy during the summer!  This raspberry sorbet is made with an avocado that makes it naturally dairy free and oh-so creamy.  I recommend eating this straight from the food processor to your bowl.

1 Avocado
1 lime, juiced
2 C. Frozen Raspberries*
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 C. Water
1 C. Sugar

In a food processor, process avocado, berries, lime and vanilla.  Combine water and sugar in a pan and simmer on stove till sugar dissolves and creates a simple syrup.  Pour the simple syrup** into the food process or and process till smooth.  Serve immediately or freeze for later
*Any fruit may be used for the sorbet. 
**If you don’t like the sorbet as sweet, you can use half of the simple syrup.




10 comments:

  1. O.M.G. I never read food blogs, but you've just converted me with this. I love you, Ali-Babka!

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  2. such a cool idea you are my superfood hero!!

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    1. Glad I could be of help! :) Thank you for reading!

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  3. Is that chocolate crumbled on top of the sorbet?

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    1. Your eyes do not deceive you...it is dark chocolate! A perfect pairing to a light and creamy raspberry sorbet!

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  4. I never tasted avocado in sorbet. Very interesting recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Such a simple, but delicious, recipe! Thanks for sharing!
    If you want to keep the sorbet a bit softer, you might want to add a tablespoon of vodka. Alcohol won't freeze, so adding just a little bit will keep the sorbet from doing the same. Vodka is also excellent because it won't affect the taste.
    Meanwhile, the lime juice will help prevent scurvy!
    What a recipe!
    Thank you, Alibabka!

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  6. Capt. Jeff,

    Thank you for sharing!! What a great idea! The sorbet actually did freeze pretty solid when I stored it in the freezer and I had to wait a while until I was able to serve it. I will try and use alcohol next time.
    Your tip gave me an idea...If you do want to have a little buzz in your sorbet maybe try adding some raspberry or orange liquor. That would be a great flavor combination in the sorbet!

    Thanks for the idea Jeff!

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