Besides s’mores my most favorite summertime treat is ice cream.
And I guess I should clarify, frozen treats of all kinds.
So in honor of the hot days of summer, my love of ice cream and the fact that July is National Ice Cream Month (Yes! It is true, a month dedicated to honor ice cream by national mandate.); I am bringing you the third annual ice cream week.
Yes, friends, every year I have brought you a special ice cream themed week, honoring none other than this sweet cold treat, and this year is no exception!
If you have been a KC reader for all these years you will know what goodies to expect, no not just ice cream, but all things relating to ice cream and frozen treats; floats, and milk shakes, and granitas, and sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches, and even some yummy ice cream toppings.
First up a creamy, yet light sherbet.
As much as I love ice cream, if I am picking up a store bought frozen treat I tend to lend towards sherbet or those all natural full fruit popsicles. This is because I have a major sweet tooth and have to have some sort of sweet treat every night to end my day (everyone has their vice). While I wish I could be on an ice cream diet, this is real life is, this is swimsuit season. So I lean towards these ‘lighter’ sweets that still give me a cold treat.
And if you ever wondered what the difference between sherbet and sorbet is, I’ve got you covered. While both are very similar they are slightly different. Sorbet is an icy treat made with puréed fruits, sugar, and water (see this blueberry version I made two years ago). Sherbet is made of those ingredients but also has the addition of milk, gelatin, or egg whites.
So there you go!
I love this version of Strawberry Banana Sherbet! Classic fruit flavor combinations whipped together (you don’t even need an ice cream maker) to make a soft, creamy treat.
One Year Ago: Paradise Granita
Two Years Ago: Cookies n' Cream Ice Cream
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Strawberry Banana Sherbet
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Prep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2-4 Makes approximately 2 cups
2 ripe frozen bananas, sliced
3 cups chopped frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon honey
1/3 cup vanilla flavored soy, almond, or coconut milk
Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and puree until creamy (this may take a few minutes). Scrape down the sides as needed.
Enjoy immediately or place in a freezer safe container and freeze until ready to eat.