So as most of you know, I had a baby 6 weeks ago. A baby who we discovered recently doesn’t care for dairy products :( Upon discovering this new insight, do you know what my first thought was? It wasn’t, “Bummer, no cereal for me in the mornings.” It wasn’t, “Oh dear, how oh how will I ever meet my daily calcium requirements?” It was “Nooooooo! What about Ice Cream Week on Our Best Bites?!” Seriously. I mourned. But hey, maybe this is a good thing because with the option of homemade ice cream out the window, I have fallen in love again with the wonderful world of sorbet!Sorbet is a simple mixture usually consisting of a simple syrup (water and sugar, boiled and then cooled) and fruit/flavorings.It’s light and super refreshing, and although it does have sugar in it, it’s certainly much lower in calories than ice cream.It’s also generally fat free. Heck, you could consider it one of your fruit servings for the day. It’s so simple to make and once you get a basic formula down that works for you, the variations are endless.And if you don’t own an ice cream maker, keep reading! You can make most sorbets without one (although, if you do have one, definitely use it.) If you’re entertaining a crowd, it’s great to include a sorbet along with an ice cream because for one thing, they’re awesome mixed together (try vanilla ice cream with a berry sorbet.YUM) but you also never know if people have dairy allergies (or newborns with picky palettes. Boo!)

Okay, enough chit-chat.

My husband and I really love Mangoes.We fell in love with them living in Brazil, along with other fresh tropical fruit that’s in abundance there, like pineapple, coconut, star fruit etc.So this fresh mango sorbet recipe from Williams-Sonoma was an instant hit in our house.In fact, since I started writing this post, my 2 year-old has devoured 3 bowls of it. With only a few ingredients you really taste each fabulous flavor.Plus to make things even easier, you don’t even have to make a simple syrup for this one, you just dump the sugar right in.

See what I mean about simple? Besides a little sugar, you just need:
a few mangoes, a couple of limes, and a pineapple.



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