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Please note that the Dessert Bullet I own is no longer available. However, this Soft Serve Maker is an amazing alternative to the Dessert Bullet, and can help you make your own soft-serve ice cream and sorbet in seconds.
With the weather turning warmer, and my family’s hankering for ice cream growing, I figured it was time to give it a try.
And if you’re stocked up on frozen fruit, you can easily make yourself a frozen treat with just a few ingredients and little fuss.
Alternatively, if you have a lot of fresh fruit that is about to turn, cut it up and freeze it. You can do this with any of these fruits:
- Bananas (peeled)
- Mangoes (peeled, pitted and diced into chunks)
- Peaches (pitted and diced into chunks; leave skin on for bonus nutrients)
- Berries (washed and dried)
- Pineapple (peeled, cored and diced into chunks)
- Cherries (pitted)
- Watermelon (peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks)
All you need is a Soft Serve Maker, and you, too, can magically transform your frozen fruit into a beautiful frozen sorbet in seconds.
I think of this stuff as the guilt-free version of frozen sorbet because there’s no added sugar, and I know it’s 100 percent gluten free (with the store-bought stuff, I’m not so sure).
How the Dessert Bullet or Soft Serve Maker Works
The Soft Serve Maker works by pulverizing your frozen fruit into a delicious, creamy, frozen treat that looks just like sorbet or ice cream.
I almost always use a frozen banana to get that creamy texture, and then combine the banana with other frozen fruits.
I put together a short video to demonstrate how I made a Homemade Peach Sorbet with my Soft Serve Maker.
You’ll see that I used a frozen banana, frozen peaches, and some fresh mint to get this beautiful dessert. Please watch:
I topped my dessert with some freeze dried blueberries, which you can get in bulk at an amazing price from my friends at Honeyville. It also tastes great topped with seeds, nuts, chocolate chips or anything your heart desires!
Why Make Your Own Frozen Fruit Dessert
Making my own frozen fruit sorbet at home has been such an empowering experience for many reasons:
(1) The Sorbet is 100% Gluten Free
I love knowing that my frozen dessert is 100 percent free from gluten, as well as free from preservatives and any artificial ingredients. It’s also free from any added sugar and fruit juices. Clean eating is the best!
(2) Less Waste, Save Money
The Soft Serve Maker also offers a great way for me to use up all the delicious fresh fruit I buy but cannot always finish before it turns. I simply freeze the ripe stuff to be used for a frozen dessert treat one night. It helps us waste less and save money.
(3) Fiber and Nutrient Dense Dessert
Third, my Soft Serve Maker enables me to enjoy a low calorie dessert when I start craving something sweet at night. As you know, most desserts are full of sugar and white refined grains. This dessert, however, only contains sugar from the fruit, along with all the fiber and nutrients only a piece of fruit can offer.
Plus, when I eat this for dessert, I naturally crowd out the cakes and cookies.
(4) It’s Fun
I think making homemade sorbet is fun, especially if you have kids. We love making our own creations. My kids can pick what fruits they want in their sorbet, and I feel good knowing I got them to eat fruit vs. cookies for dessert.
Where to Get a Soft Serve Maker
I highly recommend shopping for one online. My friend went to several stores – Bed Bath and Beyond, Walmart and Target – in search of one until she finally conceded to ordering one online.
Recipe for Homemade Peach Sorbet
I don’t know about you, but when I go to the farmer’s market, I can’t help but load up on fresh fruits, especially this time of year when peaches are in full bloom.
And, of course, I always buy way too many peaches, more than my little family could eat in a week.
Not to worry though.
I simply washed and pitted the peaches, then cut them into chucks and put them in the freezer.
I also always put bananas in my freezer when they get too ripe for eating. I know we’ll eventually enjoy them using my Dessert Bullet.
Bananas are perfect for the Soft Serve Maker because they offer a creamy texture to your sorbet. I recommend always using a chuck of banana in all your frozen sorbet creations.
Always take your fruit out of the freezer about 10 minutes before you’re going to make it. It helps when the fruit is slightly softened and it won’t jam the Soft Serve Maker.
I pushed the frozen peaches, frozen banana, and some fresh mint from my garden through the Soft Serve Maker, then topped my peach sorbet with crunchy freeze-dried blueberries from Honeyville. The freeze-dried blueberries added a wonderful crunch and made the dessert look even more beautiful (you eat with your eyes too, right)?
By the time I went to photograph my sorbet, it was in the process of melting – boo, hiss!
While a softer sorbet tastes better (in my opinion), it doesn’t photograph as well.
Well, I am not one to waste food, so I did my best to doctor the sorbet in order to capture a few images to post here. I think you get the picture of how delicious this frozen dessert should look – right?
Tip! Add a drop of vanilla extract as your fruit goes through the Soft Serve Maker. It’ll taste like you’re eating vanilla ice cream. Try it!
Homemade Peach Sorbet
- Soft Serve Maker
- 1 peach pitted, cut into chunks, and frozen
- 1 banana peeled and frozen
- 3 fresh mint leaves torn into small pieces
- 2 Tbsp freeze dried blueberries or topping of choice
- Remove peach and banana from freezer, put them on a plate on your countertop to defrost for about 10 minutes.
- Once slightly defrosted, add fruits and mint through your Soft Serve Maker, applying gentle pressure to push the fruits through.
- Top sorbet with freeze-dried blueberries or topping of choice.
- Serve immediately.