Desserts for summer tend to fall straight into the ice-cream and sugar packed creamy things variety. Yes they are lovely and I do make plenty of those, but sometimes something lighter is called for and my tutti fruity sugar free sorbet hits the spot perfectly. Sweet, spoonable delight and sugar free too.
I called this dessert Tutti Fruity as that was the name of a mocktail (just called a fruit drink when I was a kid) we would be served when my parents took us to Turnberry Hotel on holiday. The barman would make us these fruity drinks with little umbrellas and plastic monkeys while our parents quaffed booze. We thought we were so grown up with our ‘cocktails’ which he called a Tutti Fruity. Funny how some things stick in your mind all these years.
Anyway my tutti fruity sugar free sorbet is a very simple dessert packed with flavour and sure to tickle those taste buds just as that posh kids cocktail did for me all those years ago.
I’ve used bananas, peaches, strawberries and passion fruit in mine. You need the banana for the bulk and it must be frozen to start with, I also freeze my strawberries before I use them here. The peach and passion fruit are just straight from the fruit bowl. The only other ingredient is fresh mint leaves.
You don’t need an ice-cream maker to create my tutti fruity sugar free sorbet, just a good old fashioned food processor to whizz things up and of course a freezer to chill it in.
The lack of any sweetening agent isn’t noticeable, the punch of the fruit flavours is what hits you with this super healthy dessert.
So sometimes it’s better to ditch the ice-cream and go sorbet style, especially if it’s a sugar free sorbet like this one.
- 2 bananas (frozen)
- 1 peach
- 4 strawberries (frozen)
- 2 passion fruits
- 6 mint leaves minced
- Peel peach, stone and chop
- Scoop out flesh of passion fruits
- Mix all fruits together with the mint
- Blitz in food processor
- Scoop into plastic box with lid and freeze
- Remove from freezer 20 minutes before serving (serves 2)