Healthy Children - December 2016

Healthy Dessert Idea: Sorbet

Sorbets are frozen desserts that are created from water sweetened with flavoring, usually fruit, puree, or fruit juice. Homemade sorbets are a great way to fill sugar cravings without overindulging. Try this super simple plum sorbet that does not use any extravagant amounts of sugar but still yields the sweetness desired!

1 ½ lbs. plums, diced
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. lemon juice

Toss plums with honey and sugar and let sit for a while. Place plums in blender and process until very smooth. If needed, add in one tbsp. apple juice to facilitate blending. Season with lemon juice and refrigerate until very cold. Pour chilled mixture into a freezer safe container with a lid and put in freezer. With intervals of 30 minutes in between, stir the sorbet until it is fully frozen. This can take up to two hours. If you have an ice cream maker, process the mixture according to manufacturer’s instructions for quicker results. Top with toasted nuts of your choice.