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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Banana Sorbet Recipe

We were given an ice cream maker many years ago. I never tested it out because my husband told me it was too hard to use. I believed him. Here's why, my husband likes to cook and I'm not just talking about boiling water. He likes the gourmet recipes. You know ,the ones with over 20 ingredients and that take hours of preparation. So I considered him a reputable source regarding the ice cream maker, right? Wrong!

Well the other day I got it into my head that I was going to use the ice cream maker. I didn't care if it would take days to make sorbet, I was going to use it. So I got the pamphlet out and read it only takes 20- 50 minutes to make ice cream. What? Did I read this right? So I followed the directions and made some banana sorbet. It took only 25 minutes to make the sorbet! It really couldn't have been much easier. And all I could ask is, where has this marvelous machine been all my life? In the storage sadly. And even worse, summer was coming to an end. But I'll tell you something, that's not going to stop me. Oh no, I'm making up for lost time. I'm making sorbet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I have to. Maple syrup and pancake sorbet here I come!

Banana Sorbet Recipe below

*If you don't have an ice cream maker there's a wonderful tutorial on how to make ice cream without one here.


1/2 cup Agave nectar or you can substitute it for 3/4 cup sugar

I like agave nectar because it's a natural sweetener. It also is a Low Glycemic Index sweetener. You can find it at most health food stores.

4 ripe bananas
2 tsp lime juice
1 cup water

Blend all ingredients together till smooth. Place in ice cream maker and run according to the manufacturers instructions. Done

*I also found a great recipe for coconut plum sorbet, here. I omitted the yogurt when I made it.


rebecca said...

Oooo! Looks and sounds fantastic! :)

Amber M. said...

Coconut plum sorbet? YUMMERS!

I'm gonna go find and ice cream maker...

Have a fabulous Labor day!

Rachael Hutchings said...

Oh yum! We love making ice cream. As soon as our ice cream maker arrives from being liberated from storage I have definitely got to to try this!

Unknown said...

yummy :D
Husband's a good cook..obviously, can i borrow him for an upcoming party..haha

Zip n Tizzy said...

I have spent many fond hours with my ice-cream maker. Sadly and ironically, becoming a parent is what prompted me to put it into cold storage.
I really need to get mine out.
Agave nectar is fabulous. And try the same recipe but with pears. It's heavenly!

Deb Schiff said...

Yum! I just made peach sherbet with agave nectar using my attachment for the KitchenAid mixer. Works like charm.

Yours looks very tasty!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

that looks good! My Mom, gave us one, the old crank it your self one. I might try it with ours or with a method using rock salt and ice. If I find THAT recipe, I'll pass it to you, it's fun for the kids to do!

Tizzalicious said...

Aaah, I want one!

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