Peach Mango & Citrus Sorbet {sans an ice cream maker}

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


When we were on Ishigaki Island about a month ago for our anniversary getaway, we had the most refreshing sorbets and frozen yogurts, made from fresh mangoes and fruits. This recipe is inspired by the beautiful colors and flavors from that island, which took our breath away. I'll never forget our first taste of Ishigaki during the hour-long drive from the airport to the other side of the island, passing fields upon fields of sugar cane swaying in the breeze along the coast, lush mountains rising tall in the rice paddy fields, the brilliant blues, turquoises and greens from the Philippine Sea, the loud hum of summer cicadas cutting through the dense heat, and the serenity of remote island life. Though only an hour flight south of where we live, it felt other-worldly. When a place captivates your full attention, you take that inspiration home with you, and {if you're like me!} want to create something delicious from it.


One minute in the Okinawan July heat and it's a sorbet slushy (:

Peach Mango & Citrus Sorbet, Inspired by Ishigaki Island

2 C frozen peaches
2 C frozen mangoes
juice squeezed from 1-2 lemons
juice squeezed from 1-2 oranges
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon honey

Using a blender, combine all of the ingredients until completely smooth. It helps to let your frozen fruit thaw just a little before blending them. If you're still having difficulty, add more orange or lemon juice. Taste; add more honey if you prefer a sweeter flavor. Pour into an air-tight container - a mason jar works wonderfully! - and place in the freezer until the sorbet is as firm as you would like it. To prevent it from becoming an ice slushy, keep it in the refrigerator afterwards.

33 comments:

  1. Oh dear, this looks so delicious that I just want to dive right in! The thougt and pictures alone make my mouth water! :)

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    1. Thanks for always being so encouraging, Melanie (:

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  2. Gosh that looks amazing!!! We are meant to be in the middle of winter on this side of the world but it has been warm even hot on some days and this kinda thing would go down so well!!

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  3. YUM! Looks sooo good and so refreshing. What a perfect summer dessert with less guilt than chocolate or my favorite key lime pie:)

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    1. Haha, true, but chocolate can never be beat! It really is a healthy treat though with pure fruit and a little honey and coconut oil. Hope you enjoy it (:

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  4. Hi Amanda! Yum! That looks amazing and so refreshing :)
    I would love to get your advice on travelling to Ishigaki Island? I live in South Africa and my Husband and I are planning to do our 1 Year Anniversary trip in December (so that we can take more leave and go away for longer) instead of on our Anniversary on November 10... Would you recommend Ishigaki Island as a relaxing getaway and do you know what the weather is like that time of year? I know you mentioned previously that it isn’t a tourist attraction, but that sounds amazing as we are looking for a relaxing beach holiday to celebrate :) I would really appreciate your feedback :) If you like you can email me back (robzwatters@gmail.com)...
    Thanks a mil pretty lady :)
    XXX Robyn (South Africa)
    p.s. Enjoy the last few months of being a beautiful pregnant lady :)

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    1. Yes, I would highly recommend it. I'm not sure about the weather then, but I would imagine it's similiar to where we live - I'll send you an email later today (:

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  5. First time commenter here, that sorbet looks wonderfully refreshing!! Impressed you made it without an ice cream maker!

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    1. Hi Pris! It's more of a smoothie consistency without an ice cream maker, but it works! And is so yummy.

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  6. I've been wanting to try to make sorbet in the blender -- how did you know?? :) I'm trying this on Saturday!!
    MISS YOU pretty lady. though more bump pictures please. mmmkay? :)
    also - please tell me you've watched the Anchorman 2 trailer! say WHAT??
    love - lanneybear

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    1. Hahah yes I have watched it and cannot wait for that to come out.

      Milk was a bad idea...

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  7. This looks SO finger-lickingly good, and it looks like a piece of cake to make - even for me, who can do absolutely zilch in the kitchen! Off to try this asap :)

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    1. It is soo easy!!! Hope you like it!

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  8. This looks so so yummy!!

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  9. As usual I got right to pinning. This looks so delicious.

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    1. It is, I promise! (: Thank you!

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  10. Your photos are so beautiful <3 I must try this recipe asap, this is exactly what I need right now :) xx

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  11. This sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it :) Sorbet is my favorite summer treat!

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    1. Mine too! Except for chocolate of course... (;

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  12. these photos are absolutely breath taking.

    K

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  13. These pictures are amazing! I am trying this ASAP, peaches and mangos are my fav and this looks a-mazing!

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  14. definitely doing the macarena :)

    and yum! i'm going to make this tomorrow! xox

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  15. my mouth is absolutely watering!! and you do not even look preg from behind! ;)

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  16. Seriously, your blog is one of the most serene places in the blogosphere! I don't care if it's pictures of food, or pictures of scenery, but geez, I love this little space you call yours! :) Love ya!! XO (You are looking fab Momma by-the-way!!!)

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    1. aww thank you SO much Lauren!!! xoxo

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  17. Wow that sorbet looks amazing!!! I love your blog, it's like a vacation from my cubicle ;)

    ~ Bev

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  18. ....are you sure you're pregnant? sure doesn't look like it.. ;)

    Must jump on this sorbet STAT!

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    1. haa yeah right, but thanks friend (:

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  19. I made this for my Mum and I. I thought it wouldn't turn out well, because things don't with me hahaha, and it was absolutely amazing! This is so pure and fresh and that you know what is in it is the best! If you're not sure of making it...well make it! We had visitors the next day and they had some an fell in love too...in the evening Mum and I got the tub of Sorbet and, armed with a spoon each, ate it all out of the tub ;). Thank you for such a beautiful recipe! I love your blog, it's always so inspiring and uplifting. I was wondering where you got your stunning plates from? I cannot for the life of me find any as lovely as they are. Xxx

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  20. this is a good recipe i will try it must
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