It’s hot out there! During the summer, there are many national holidays to celebrate frozen drinks. Ice cream sodas, vanilla milkshakes and smoothies all have days dedicated to them. It makes sense. When you’ve been sweating all day, there’s no better way to cool off than with something frozen and sweet.
But while we love drinks, we are looking for a way to finish our day, and we want to skip the dairy. That’s why we’re sharing sorbet recipes instead. Unlike ice cream, sorbet contains no dairy or eggs and usually focuses on fruit flavors. As it can be made with just a few ingredients, it’s easy to tweak to your liking, and it’s a deliciously sweet way to enjoy dessert without adding many carbs to your diet!
This is one of those recipes we almost feel guilty sharing because it’s so easy it hardly counts as a recipe. All you need is sugar-free lime Jell-O, coconut milk, boiling water and ice, and you have sorbet. We suggest tweaking the number of ice cubes to get the flavor right for you and then refreezing it to perfect consistency. Otherwise, you have more of a shaved ice dessert than a sorbet. Either way, it’s delicious. A serving has 57 calories, 1.5 grams of carbs, 0.2 grams of fiber and 5.5 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
We’re drawn to this recipe in part because of the beautiful presentation. While it’s simple, it also looks like it came from a classy restaurant! While the directions call for putting the lemon flesh in a nut milk bag to squeeze the juice out, you can use a sieve, cheesecloth or paper towels; a nut milk bag isn’t necessary! A serving has five calories, two grams of carbs, 0.1 grams of fiber and 0.1 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
It can be hard to find a dairy-free chocolate dessert. That’s heartbreaking for people who love chocolate but avoid milk. This sorbet has no form of milk, just cocoa, spices and coffee. It has a deep, delicious chocolate flavor while being perfect for vegans! The instructions call for an ice cream maker, but you can make it by hand, putting it in the freezer and pulling it out to stir occasionally. A serving has 13 calories, four grams of carbs, two grams of fiber and one gram of fat. Get the recipe.
Using just frozen raspberries, lemon juice and a sweetener, you can have refreshing sorbet that is sweet, tart and perfect for a hot day! For the exact texture, use a powdered sweetener that helps get the sorbet’s constancy just right. The frozen berries act as their own ice. As long as you don’t over-blend, you won’t have to refreeze this treat — you can enjoy it immediately. A serving has 44 calories, 10.2 grams of carbs, 5.6 grams of fiber and 0.6 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
These four recipes should keep you refreshed and cool, and your sweet tooth satiated as you enjoy the summer!