Simple Foodnista Soul Blueberry-Lime Sorbet Recipe
Sorbet Aha Moment!
I recently made my first sorbet and discovered how simple it was. The recipe below can be used as a template for any fruit sorbet.
Blueberry-Lime Sorbet Recipe
Yields: 3-5 servings
- 1 package (12 ounces) of frozen organic blueberries
- Fresh organic lime juice, as needed
- Organic honey, as needed (substitute: agave, syrup, vanilla extract, or raw cane sugar)
- Purified water, as needed (optional)
- 3-4 drops of certified pure tested grade (CPTG®) dōTERRA® lime essential oil (optional)
- Mixing bowls/cups/spoons for mise en place ingredients
- Juice reamer
- Cutting board
- Chef knife
- Blender or food processor
- Rubber spatula
- Airtight container or pan
- Sanitize the kitchen (sink, faucets, countertops, stovetop/oven, cupboard handles, smart devices, computer, etc.).
- Wash the lime, cut it in half, and juice.
- Mise en place ingredients.
- Add frozen blueberries to the blender or food processor.
- Start pulsing.
- Slowly add the lime juice and honey or sugar substitute as needed.
- If using lime essential oil, add water (as needed) instead of lime juice.
- Use a rubber spatula to mix periodically.
- Blend sorbet mix until smooth.
- Scoop into bowls and serve immediately (if it’s not melted)
- If it’s melted, pour the sorbet into an airtight container or pan.
- Put in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
Sorbet vs. Sherbet
For as long as I can remember, I used sorbet and sherbet interchangeably. It was recently that I realized they’re different dishes. Sorbet is made with water or fruit juice, while dairy, milk, or heavy cream is added to make sherbet.
Cooking with Lime Essential Oil (EO)
One of my favorite EOs to cook with is citrus oils, such as lime. The scent is so refreshing. It gives me that zing when I need an energy boost. I love the entire dōTERRA® citrus line.
I often put a drop (or two) of lemon or wild orange EO in my stainless steel canister with water and drink it throughout the day. It’s so good! It helps me drink the water needed for my height and body weight. Water is important. We need to hydrate. A lot! Our bodies will thank us.
Never add EOs to liquid in a plastic cup. As mentioned in last week’s post, EOs are very potent. The compounds of the oils may dissolve the plastic.
When applying citrus oils topically, refrain from going in the sun for at least 12 hours. The skin can get very sensitive after using these oils.
Denby, L. (2022). Sherbet vs. sorbet: What’s the difference? Retrieved from: https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/sherbet-vs-sorbet/
dōTERRA (2023). Lime essential oils and benefits. Retrieved from: https://www.doterra.com/CA/en/blog/spotlight-lime-oil
dōTERRA (2023). Safe containers to use with essential oils. Retrieved from: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/healthy-living-safe-containers-to-use-with-oils