coconut sorbet

Coconut Sorbet

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Coconut Sorbet
coconut sorbet

Coconut is one of my all time favorite flavors. Always has been, always will be. On our vacation (I know, I am still living in the past!) I ate big bowls of icy coconut sorbet every night. And sometimes in the afternoon.

When I recently created a Fourth of July menu for Fitness Magazine, I tried to think of a lighter approach to dessert while still keeping it delicious! My mind went straight to the gorgeous coconut sorbet from our trip…

I made a few recipes until I felt that there was a strong enough coconut flavor. This recipe for coconut sorbet is a light and healthy (dairy free!) dessert with two different sources of coconut flavor infusing the sorbet. I like to serve it in a dish with tart red raspberries.

Coconut Sorbet, yields 1 quart
-2 cans coconut milk, well shaken!
-2 cups flaked unsweetened coconut
-1 cup sugar
-dash salt

1) In a small pot, combine the coconut milk, (make sure that you spread all of the thick coconut on the lid in!) flaked coconut and sugar with the dash of salt.

Coconut Sorbet

2) Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and stir for about 2 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved.

Coconut Sorbet

3) Take the pot off of the heat and let sit until it has cooled.

4) Strain the mixture into a bowl, pressing all of the liquid out of the flaked coconut.

Coconut Sorbet

5) Discard the flaked coconut and refrigerate the coconut sorbet base until cold.

6) You can freeze the coconut sorbet in a machine according to manufacturers directions, or even just place in tupperwear and put straight into the freezer.

Coconut Sorbet

7) Let freeze overnight, and when ready to eat scoop and serve with fresh raspberries.

coconut sorbet

coconut sorbet

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13 Comments

  1. Vicki B says:

    Coconut! Yum! This sounds scrumptious. If we poured dark chocolate sauce over it would it be a healthy almond joy?!

    • YES!! and, some almonds? Thank you for making this even better :)

  2. Katrina says:

    This is so perfect for a hot summer day! Yum!

  3. salsabil says:

    What a nice idea?:)

  4. I like the double hit of coconut in here. Eating this would make me feel like I was vacationing in the tropics.

    • That was certainly the plan! If you close your eyes with a big mouthful of sorbet, you can almost hear the ocean….almost :)

  5. This sounds so light and refreshing – would have been perfect for the weekend, wish I had seen it in time. Oh well, there’s always next weekend! :)

  6. Kim Beaulieu says:

    This looks amazing. I`m picking up an ice cream maker this week. I have a feeling this may be top the list of ones to try. Love coconut!

    • Oooh! I am excited for you. When you get that ice cream maker- a whole new world of frozen possibilities will open up for you! Let me know what you make!

  7. That does look fantastic. I bet it tastes just creamy and wonderful.

  8. Jan Earley says:

    Can you use stevia to sweeten it instead of sugar?

    • I have not done this, but no reason why not! please let me know how it turns out!

  9. ruby says:

    How much ounces does the coconut milk can has to be and how long can this recipe can be in a freezer?? I have a my sons b day party and wouldnt like to leave everything for last