The weather is starting to warm up and we’re fast approaching summer, so it’s time for a Vitamix sorbet recipe. This is ridiculously fast and easy to make, and it’s light and refreshing. To make a Vitamix sorbet you blend an approximate ratio of 3 parts frozen items with 1 part unfrozen. In this case I used only three ingredients: frozen strawberries, frozen mango, and coconut milk.
1 cup light coconut milk (chilled in fridge)
1.5 cups frozen strawberries
1.5 cups frozen mango
Blend on high, and use the tamper to push down the corners. Stop blending a few seconds after it starts circulating; it’ll take about 30 seconds. Vitamix likes to refer to the 4 “mounds” that will appear on the top surface, which show that your mixture has sufficiently circulated. Make sure you don’t over-blend, because it will melt.
If your mixture is too liquidy, you can firm it up by adding some more frozen ingredients. If your mixture is too frozen, just keep blending a little longer and it will melt.
The consistency is similar to soft-serve ice cream. If you want it to be more firm you can put it in the freezer for 30-60 minutes.
You can add sweetener of your choice, but for my tastes the mango in this recipe provides enough sweetness.
You could freeze your own fruit, but I was lazy and just bought frozen strawberries and mango. I’ve found Trader Joe’s to be the best source for frozen fruit and berries around here. The light coconut milk in this recipe was also from Trader Joe’s.
Many of the official Vitamix recipes for frozen desserts call for a lot of ice, but that can lead to slightly less flavorful results. Instead, I like to use frozen ingredients as I did in this recipe. Another technique is to blend something up, freeze it in ice trays, and then blend it again for an extra flavorful and frozen result.
One last thing I have to share: at Vitamix demos they like to turn the container over to triumphantly show that the sorbet is frozen solid. I’ve seen it a number of times, so it seems a bit hokey to me, but I guess there is something magical about making an ice cream/sorbet so quickly. Anyway, it doesn’t always go as planned (video is a little loud so mind your speakers/headphones):