Berry Dairy Free & Vegan Sherbet

Berry Dairy Free & Vegan Sherbet

Berry Sherbet Dairy Free & Vegan  [Recipe Runner] :


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (not the canned kind)
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 t. raspberry extract (or vanilla extract)
  • 1/4 t. almond extract (optional)


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. 1) Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. 2) Strain the mixture to remove the seeds.
  3. 3) Freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  4. 4) Scoop the frozen mixture into a plastic container and let it harden slightly in the freezer for about an hour.


NOTES:

If you plan on freezing the sherbet longer than an hour it will become very hard. Place the sherbet on the counter 15 minutes before serving so that it is easier to scoop.

"Sherbet and sorbet differ from each other in that sherbet has dairy in it and sorbet doesn’t. Normally I would have just used cow’s milk in the sherbet, but I had a box of opened coconut milk in my fridge that I wanted to use up. I decided that this would be the perfect way to finish it off. To my blender I added a pint of fresh raspberries, a couple cups of chopped fresh strawberries, two cups of the coconut milk, 1/3 of a cup of agave nectar, a teaspoon of raspberry extract (this stuff is amazing if you can find it), a little almond extract, and the juice of half a lemon. I blended the ingredients until they were smooth and then put the mixture through a strainer to remove the seeds. Then I simply poured it into my ice cream maker and let it churn for about 15-20 minutes. When the mixture was frozen I scooped it out of the machine and into a plastic container. At this stage it is the consistency of soft serve. I let it harden up in the freezer for an hour and then scooped myself out a delicious dish of it. It was so good! It was perfectly sweet without being overly sweet, and the flavor of the raspberries and strawberries was really the star of this dessert. The lemon juice and raspberry extract enhanced that wonderful berry flavor. If you can’t find raspberry extract you can use vanilla extract, or even coconut extract would be good! If you are an ice cream/frozen yogurt freak enthusiast and want to try something a little different, but still have that deliciously sweet frozen dessert, try this Berry Sherbet, a treat that everyone can enjoy!" - Recipe Runner

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