How to make a refreshing fruit sorbet without sugar

How to make a refreshing fruit sorbet without sugar

By 30/06/2017

A sorbetto is not a gelato. It has no fat added (dairy or eggs) so it has a completely different consistency to ice cream.

Sorbetto is made with fruit and sugar. Restaurants use it as a "cleanser" to the palate during those traditional multi-course Italian meals which seem to go on forever.

To make a traditional sorbetto you first make a syrup with fruit and sugar and then you freeze it.

I was wondering whether there was a way to make a refreshing sorbetto without sugar and yes, I have tested it and it worked very well.

Find fruit that's nice a ripe and you will enjoy the natural sweetness of the fruit which is better anyway.

You can choose any fruit you like. Bananas are good because they are quite creamy. Pineapple is very refreshing and healthy and goes well with a little coconut milk added.

Watermelon is also really great for summer along with strawberries and fresh berries... well almost all fruit is good for a sorbetto!

You can make it in advance if you like and then store it in the freezer but you will need to quickly whiz it again before serving it.

  • Prep Time : 10 minutes


Cut the fruit into pieces, put it in a food bag and then in the freezer for at least 3 hours.

If you are making pineapple sorbetto freeze a few cubes of coconut milk as well to add some creaminess. For half pineapple I have added 4 cubes of coconut milk.

frozen pineapple with coconut milk

frozen watermelon for sorbetto

Put the frozen fruit (and coconut milk if using) in a food processor and whiz, slowly first and then faster, until smooth.

whizzing coconut for sorbetto

Scoop out and serve.

Decorate with mint leaves and a sprinkle of cocoa powder with banana sorbetto.

Pineapple sorbetto sugar free

Watermelon sorbetto sugar free

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12 Responses to How to make a refreshing fruit sorbet without sugar

    • Alida

      Thanks Angie ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Alida

      I am experimenting a lot with sugar free desserts this summer. The children seem to really love them.

  1. Chiara

    che voglia di sorbetto, i tuoi sono uno piรน buono dell’altro ! Buona settimana, un bacione !

    • Alida

      E continuo a farne ancora. Adesso comincero’ con i ghiaccioli per i bimbi.

  2. gloria

    Love your sorbet!! delizioso cara! Baci!

  3. elisabetta

    Another dessert that you can enjoy often without guilt. Grazie Alida.

    • Alida

      Grazie cara ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. La cucina di Molly

    Con questo caldo che fa una coppa del tuo sorbetto la gradirei volentieri! Un abbraccio Alida!

  5. carla

    Grazie mille della ricetta! I love recipes withour sugar, your sorbet is just perfect!

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