Believe it or not, I’m actually not a huge ice cream person. For some reason, it’s a treat that’s really easy for me to say no to. Recently though, when I was in the grocery store, I got a wild hair and decided to try out Jeni’s Frose Sorbet and wow, was it good! I checked the ingredient label and noticed that it had cane sugar in it, but the rest of the ingredients were, for the most part, pretty straight forward. I decided to try to remake this at home and I think I just about nailed it MINUS the cane sugar. I sweetened mine using only honey. Also, making this at home saved me a bundle! Jeni’s ice cream is pricey and the tiny little3.6oz container of frose that I bought was $3.69…that’s a dollar per ounce…I’m sorry, but that’s insane! Making my own was way more affordable, no cane sugar, and plus, it’s just fun to make your own ice cream.
This recipe is the perfect summer recipe! It’s crisp and refreshing and is the prefect summer treat for entertaining guests, especially any outdoor entertaining you have coming up!
1 cup peeled, cored, and chopped fresh Bartlett pear
1 generous cup frozen whole strawberries
¼ cup raw honey (use light colored raw honey as this will just add sweetness and not necessarily taste like honey)
1.5 cups Rose wine
Juice of 1 lemon
Handful of ice, about 6 or 7 large cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Once all the ingredients are combined, pour ingredients into your ice cream/sorbet maker. I got my ice cream maker off of Amazon for right around $40. It’s a pretty simple model with just an On/Off button, but if you have a fancier one with different functions, choose the sorbet option. I let mine run for about 15 minutes. Just keep an eye on it and you’ll see when it starts to thicken up. Once it’s finished, you can eat it right away or transfer to an airtight freezer safe container for storing.
No ice cream maker? No problem! After blending all the ingredients in the blender, transfer to your freezer safe storing container and let sit in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden up a bit. It won’t fully freeze because of the alcohol contained in it, but it will still taste amazing!