This Strawberry Orange Sorbet uses naturally sweet fruit like Cuties to make a delicious frozen treat!
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Fruit for Dessert
If you have kids like me, you have likely brought home truckloads of Cuties throughout the years! During the dark winter months in Utah, the only fruit we can get that is reasonably priced is apples, oranges and bananas. So, we end up buy lots of them. So, when they contacted us to participate in their latest campaign, I couldn’t turn them down- we’re already fans! Cuties are small, easy to peel, seedless, clementines that are available all winter long.
When you get kids involved in the planning and cooking, they really get excited and are more adventurous when it comes to trying foods. I wanted my kids to be involved in make a dessert with fruit as the main ingredient. They decided on Strawberry Orange Sorbet with a side of chocolate dipped cuties.
How to Make Strawberry Orange Sorbet
Step 1) Peel Cuties
Kids Job: Peel all the cuties and separate the segments.
Step 2) Cut Cuties
Slice the bottom off of two segments that are facing each other, diagonally. Secure with a toothpick to keep it into place.
Step 3) Freeze Cuties
Place on parchment paper and freeze Cutie hearts. (We also took the opportunity to freeze other heart shaped fruit. We froze strawberries and we used a mini cookie cutter to cut banana slices into hearts as well. Then, froze it all!! All the scraps from the event went into a big bowl to freeze for our sorbet.
Step 4) Melt Chocolate
After about an hour of freezing the Cutie hearts, melt chocolate for dipping.
Step 5) Dip Cuties
Dip Cutie hearts in melted chocolate, and re-freeze until ready to eat. We did some with milk chocolate, and some with white chocolate.
Strawberry Orange Sorbet
With our leftover fruit from cutting out our shapes we blended it up into a sorbet. I used the equivalent of
- 3 bananas (frozen)
- 4 cuties (frozen)
- 1 cup sliced strawberries (frozen)
We added all the frozen fruit to our Yonanas machine. It really does make the perfect texture for fruit based ice creams and sorbets. But you can also blend it up in a blender or a food processor, If you first let the fruit soften for about 15 minutes. You want it frozen, but still soft enough to blend without adding liquid
Honestly, with a fruit based sorbet and chocolate dipped fruit, we can enjoy dessert without getting that sugar induced sluggishness! I love that we can enjoy dessert with fruit as the main ingredient and that my kids love it so much.
This post was sponsored by Cuties. However, the ideas and recipe are mine and I can’t imagine getting through the winter without them!
Strawberry Orange Sorbet
- 3 medium bananas frozen
- 4 medium cuties frozen
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced frozen
- Let fruit soften after frozen for about 10 minutes.
- Combine in a food processor or high powered blender until smooth and creamy.
- Serve immediately.
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