Nine Healthy Sorbet Recipes To Whip Up This Summer

Try these recipes for a nutritious frozen dessert, no ice cream maker required.

Sorbet is clearly underrated. Yes, ice cream is creamy and delicious, but sorbet is light, refreshing, and far easier on the waistline—making it perfect for a steamy summer day. Here, nine sorbet recipes you can make yourself, no ice cream machine required.

1. 5-Minute Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet
via Dashing Dish

While this recipe calls for 3/4 cup of sweetener, watermelon and strawberry are sweet enough that you could probably go without, or sub in a natural sweetener like honey.

2. Lemon Raspberry Sorbet
via Dr. Axe

This recipe is so easy, you likely have all the ingredients in your kitchen already. All it takes is frozen raspberries, lemon juice, honey, and water.

3. Healthy Peach Melba Sorbet
via Leelalicious

This sorbet is a lighter take on peach melba, a dessert of peaches topped with ice cream and raspberry sauce. If your peaches aren’t super ripe, roast them with cinnamon and coconut oil first to bring out as much flavor as possible.

4. Sugar-Free Homemade Sunkist Orange Sorbet
via Stephanie Lynn

This recipe is more labor intensive than some, as it involves boiling agave nectar, blending oranges, and food processing the final mixture, but it’s worth it if you love a citrus kick.

5. Easy Watermelon Sorbet
via Girl Makes Food

As this recipe only takes watermelon and water, it’s the ultimate guilt-free, virtually calorie-free snack for those days when you’re craving something cold.

6. Raw Food Lime Ice Cream
via About Food

Though this recipe calls itself an ice cream, the final product is light and dairy-free—avocado gives it its creamy texture, while agave nectar adds a touch of sweetness. Take that, Ben & Jerry’s.

7. Speedy Fruit Sorbet
via Ricki Heller

Indulge all your different fruit cravings at once with this recipe. It uses banana, frozen berries, and either mango or pear (or both!) to create a light but creamy texture.

8. Raw Cacao Ice Cream
via Oh, Lady Cakes

It may sound decadent, but this recipe is healthier than you think. It’s dairy-free, using cashews to provide creaminess and sweetened with dates. Chocoholics, rejoice!

9. Honey Sweetened Strawberry Lemon Sorbet
via Thank Your Body

Is there anything more refreshing than lemon sorbet? Add in a bit of raw honey, strawberries, and sea salt, and this recipe becomes a flavorful but healthy dessert.