Summer Fruit Medley Sorbet

Low fat frozen fruit sorbet

Peaches and Blueberries
















Here in the Finger Lakes Region we have had some beautiful weather the last couple weeks and it has actually felt like summer should.

Every summer I promise myself that I’ll spend more time soaking up the sun and enjoying dinner on our deck,  sit under the open sky roasting marshmallows over an evening campfire, make impromptu trips to one of the two nearby lakes, scour more yards sales than I did the summer before (and have my own yard sale), complete projects around the house, keep my flowerbeds weeded better,  take the Pink Paradise camping, and pick loads of fresh fruit and make jam to carry us through the winter months.

So far, I’ve done pretty good at keeping my promises to myself but I have to admit I haven’t weeded my flowers because for whatever reason, they’ve become snake infested – yuk!!  If anyone knows how to peacefully get rid of snakes PLEASE let me know.   The other thing I haven’t done is camp in the Pink Paradise.  And that my friends is another story for another day.  It involves heavy spring rains and a serious and unexpected leak.

Have you kept the summertime promises you’ve made to yourselves?

One more housekeeping detail before I share this great low-fat, low-calorie recipe. Many of you have asked for a way to print my recipes without a lot of aggravation.  Well, I have finally found a recipe plugin that I’m giving a try.  I’m still working out the kinks so  I ask for your patience and understanding while I get acquainted with this new plugin called  GetMeCooking.   Please let me know what you think.  As you know, I love feedback!

Low fat frozen fruit sorbet









Today’s recipe was inspired by two things; warm summer temperatures and ripe fruit.  If you have ripe fruit sitting around and you aren’t sure what to do with it – think sorbet.

Summer Fruit Medley Sorbet

Serves 6
Prep time 2 hours, 15 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Snack, Starter
Misc Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
A summer fruit medley sorbet made with ripe peaches and blueberries with a touch of cherry and lemon juice. A perfect frozen low-calorie dessert.


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 Large ripe peaches (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 cup blueberries


Step 1
In a large saucepan add water, sugar, and juices. Heat until sugar is completely dissolved.
Step 2
Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Step 3
Puree fruit in blender or food processor and add to simple sugar mixture.
Step 4
Place in your ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions.
Step 5
Freeze until firm before serving.

Now tell me, could you pass up a refreshing dish of this sorbet?

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3 Comment

  1. Happy Summer! I haven’t seen any snakes in my flower beds this summer but there have been plenty in past years! There were a couple of years where my storage shed was infested with them! Ewwww. Anyway, I heard moth balls work well for keeping snakes at bay. I tried throwing some mothballs in my shed but didn’t hang out in there to see if the snakes vacated! I just avoided the shed and the piles of snakes that year!

    1. Eileen says:

      Ewww! I will try the mothballs. I’ll try anything at this point – even a go away snake dance – lol!

  2. Sandra says:

    I just added this sorbet to my summer to-do list!

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