Lite Raspberry Sorbet

The stevia streak continues, this time with a little flavor boost: vanilla. I’ve tried stevia in ice cream before with not so great results, so this raspberry ice cream — sorbet? sherbert? — came as a pleasant surprise to me. It had just the right amount of sweetness, no bitter aftertaste (my toughest dessert critic, Gennaro, can back me up on this) and a nice texture — if you eat it right away, that is. The longer this ice cream is left to set in the freezer, the more icy and flaky it becomes. Not inedible (and I imagine a good addition to a smoothie) but it’s annoying to wait for it to thaw back to a creamy consistency, which takes a bit of time.

So, it’s not perfect (re: the freezing-too-long issues mentioned above), but this ice cream is quite unexpectedly good considering it’s sugar-free, low calorie, vegan, and super simple to prepare. It’s an especially nice after-dinner sweet for when you’re — ahem — looking to fit into your wedding dress in August…

Stevia Raspberry Ice Cream:

2 cups frozen raspberries

1 tablespoon arrowroot

1 13.5-oz. can lite (or light) coconut milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla flavored liquid stevia

Directions:

1. In a small saucepan, toss raspberries with arrowroot and heat over medium heat, stirring occassionally, until raspberries break down into a sauce-like texture. Set aside to cool.

2. Combine raspberry sauce with coconut milk and remaining ingredients in ice cream machine and prepare according to your machine’s directions.

Told you this one was simple!

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  1. Beth says

    Alisa- I LOVE berry season — it’s my favorite season! Oh, and I’m also not usually a big stevia fan, but I actually enjoyed it in this one.

  2. says

    LOVELY! My ice cream maker is one of my favorite gadgets. Got gobs of organic strawberries today … hot deal at the grocery store. So will give this a go. Thanks!

  3. Beth says

    Alexa — SO jealous. Gobs…love it. Let me know how it is with the fresh strawberries. I imagine it would be good, but you never know : ) Look for a post soon on “zucchini noodles” — inspired by none other than “Lexie’s Kitchen”

  4. says

    Wow! I am behind in reading as you can probably tell, but man, you must be catering to my likes and tastes! This looks absolutely divine! (I guess that’s my new favorite word of late, lol). But really, raspberries are one of my favorite foods and are one of the things I can eat on the elimination diet along with coconut milk and arrowroot! And stevia! Sweet! I’d make this right away, except for know I’m finding I need to try all of these things seperately instead of together even though the diet says I can have them all together! So, it may be a little longer, but I sincerely hope I will be trying the recipe soon (and that raspberries don’t turn out to be one of my allergies!) Thanks so much for the recipe(s)! :)

    -Ari

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