We have been having some hot summer days lately on the farm. And it seems like each night my whole family wants something to cool down with for dessert. Since my family is already eating plenty of ice cream this month since we've been going on our Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip, I wanted to make an alternative. So I got to thinking about some of my family's favorite summer flavors. We love lemonade and strawberries are in season now - so I thought, why not marry the two and make a Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet!
This Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet is not only easy, but a delicious, healthy treat. I used AE Dairy's Reduced Sugar Lemonade, which has a third less sugar than regular lemonade, in the recipe, along with fresh strawberries and a lemon. You get the natural sweetness from the strawberries, along with a little tartness from the lemonade. This turned out to be a great, light and refreshing alternative to ice cream for our family, and we especially loved eating it immediately after it came out of the ice cream maker!
Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet
1 1/2 cups AE Dairy Reduced Sugar Lemonade
1 pound Strawberries
1 lemon (for juice and zest)
In a blender combine lemonade, strawberries, the juice of half of a lemon and a tsp of zest. Blend till smooth. Then put in ice cream maker and mix till desired consistency using directions from your ice cream maker.
Makes six servings. Serve immediately. Freeze leftovers up to one month.
What do you turn to, to help cool down during the summer?
Remember to Comment for a Cause and let me know your favorite way to cool down. I'll choose one of the commenters of this post at random in two weeks and will send them a coupon to try AE Dairy's Reduced Sugar Lemonade! And what a better cause to comment for to go along with a Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet than Alex's Lemonade Stand!