Healthy Peach Melba ‘Sorbet’

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Healthy Peach Melba Sorbet

Do you feel it too?

The days are getting noticeably shorter. The evening air is starting to feel crisp.

What does that mean?

Slowly but surely summer will come to an end. By no means does this mean I want to hit fast forward and start embracing fall. The opposite. To me this means enjoying what’s left of summer TO.ITS.FULLEST!

Healthy Peach Melba Sorbet

Part of that are frozen treats and fresh summer fruit.

And today’s healthy ‘sorbet’ combines these two. I say ‘sorbet’ in quotes because it is not quite traditional. In the traditional way sorbet is made from sweetened fruity water/juice. This healthy treat has a texture just like sorbet but is made entirely from fruit!

And what’s even better – no ice cream maker required! All you need is a strong food processor.

Healthy Peach Melba SorbetHealthy Peach Melba Sorbet

Peach Melba is a dessert of peaches with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream. This healthy sorbet-interpretation of Peach Melba is made of peaches (duh), raspberries and bananas.

Yup, bananas! Did you know that blended frozen bananas make a wonderful treat that resembles soft-serve ice cream? I chose to include them as the base in this healthy sorbet for their creamy texture and the healthy sweetness they impart.

If you have peaches that are not super ripe and juicy, you can roast them first to enhance their flavor. Just half them, add a dab of coconut oil and sprinkle of cinnamon and pop them in the oven. Afterwards freeze them together with the raspberries and bananas.

Roasted Peaches

I blended the raspberries separately and swirled them into the peach + banana blend by hand to create the marbling effect. However, you could also just blend them all together.

Spread the blended fruit into a container, like a loaf pan, and freeze for at least a couple hours. Scooping will be easier if you let the sorbet sit out for a few minutes first.

Healthy Peach Melba Sorbet

Healthy Peach Melba Sorbet
 
A healthy Peach Melba 'Sorbet' made entirely from fruit and without an ice cream maker!
Yield: 3-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe peaches, (roasted and) frozen
  • 2 ripe bananas, frozen
  • ¼ cup raspberries, frozen
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cinnamon, optional
  • coconut oil, optional
Instructions
  1. If you choose to roast the peaches, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Half and pit the peaches. Place them on a lined roasting pan. Dab a little coconut oil on the centers and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Roast for 15 - 20 minutes.
  3. Once the peaches are cool enough to handle, cut into wedges and freeze them.
  4. In your food processor blend the frozen raspberries until smooth and set aside.
  5. Now blend the frozen peaches and bananas with vanilla extract until completely smooth. This could take a few minutes. Scrape down the sides occasionally.
  6. Spread the peach + banana blend into a loaf pan. Drop spoonfuls of the blended raspberries on top and swirl together.
  7. Freeze for at least a couple hours. Let the sorbet sit out for a few minuted for easier scooping.

I hope you all are enjoying summer as much as possible!

 

For more healthy ‘Nice Cream’ recipes check out this post:

How to make Healthy Nice Cream in 5 different Flavors

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I love this idea! We got the tail end of hurricane Bertha in the UK and it’s lowered the temperatures since, but when (if) it heats up again before the end of the summer I will definitely be making this.

    • Regina says

      Here’s to hoping! We’ve had a rainy week and cool week here, but I really hope there are a few more hot summer days in store for all of us.

  2. says

    Absolutely love love love this recipe and just shared it on my blog in a post called Friday Foodie Faves where I share my favorite foodie finds from around the web.

    • Regina says

      Awesome! This has the same texture as sorbet, but if you are used to regular sorbet, this will definitely not be as sweet.

  3. says

    Mmm yes, I’ve been trying to quickly use the last days of summer as an excuse to make frozen treats too! Gorgeous idea – my sister is a huge sorbet-lover, and peaches and raspberries are among her favourite flavours. This would definitely be a big hit with her 😀

    • Regina says

      It’s like the weather knows how much I’ll be missing summer. We’ve had such a hot couple days here. But the nights get so cold already and there even is snow in the forecast for next week (that’s crazy mountain weather for ya). But I am still enjoying my frozen treats pretty much daily 😉

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