Saturday, November 6, 2010

Vitamix Experiment: SORBET!!!!

Ok, so sorbet was not the first thing I made in the Vitamix.  I made hummus.  But that is another story.  More on that in a few days

Megan had mentioned how easy it was to make sorbet in the Vitamix in a matter of minutes and only using frozen fruit and maybe a little sweetener.  The blender comes with a great cook book, so between Megan's help and the cookbook, I was well prepped.  The first sorbet I made was orange, which I ate so fast I forgot to take a picture.  Two fresh oranges, some ice and a little sweetener and a minute or so in the Vitamix, and I had orange sorbet. I loved it.  Not only the ease of preparation, but the taste was amazing.  i loved it, but the true taste for any food is kids.  My kids couldn't get enough. Which kinda made me mad.  I mean, I wanted it all!  Of course, I want them eating fruit and veggies more.  But shouldn't they get their own Vitamix and make it for themselves?  Am I being unreasonable???  ;)

Next up was Strawberry.  Frozen strawberries, some Splenda, a little ice and a touch of water gave me this

Good stuff.
So next up was a more exotic fruit.  I love mangoes, so I picked up a bag of frozen mango chunks and made Mango sorbet.  because Mango is such a sugary and sweet fruit, I only needed a little water.  The results were fabulous.  Of course, in the interest of writing a fair review I had to offer some to my family. My kids aren't mango fans, but the liked it.  This time it was my wife taking more than I wanted to share!

I guess what strikes me about this blender are 2 things.  First, the simplicity of ingredients amazes me.  ice, water, fruit. Really?? Is it that simple to make sweet and great tasting stuff like sorbet?  Apparently so.  Second, the speed in which this thing produces the food is incredible. In all of these examples, it took less than 90 seconds to prepare the sorbet.  That blows me away.  So, I could in a matter of mere moments, produce some great tasting, healthy desserts.


  1. I'm really looking forward to the next few posts. =) I can't believe it made sorbet that quickly. The mango sorbet looks so good.

  2. It's a great idea, but (no pun intended)...putting Splenda completely kills the point of attempting to make a healthy sorbet. Instead, it's recommended to use something like a scoop of pure Stevia powder, honey, or agave nectar. Artificial sweeteners are the cause of a lot of health issues including being overweight or having diabetes.