This Coconut Sorbet is an amazingly creamy and delicious refreshing frozen dessert sweet treat that’s vegan, dairy free, gluten-free, and easy to make.
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It’s creamy like ice cream, and comes together with only 3 ingredients and minimal cooking (just about 5 minutes or so to melt some sugar). Once it’s all cooled down, and the creamy mixture has been churned in the ice cream machine (this is mine), it’s ready to enjoy.
Something so simple can be so delicious!
What is coconut water?
Coconut water is the juice from the insides of ripe coconuts. See, coconuts are filled with a lovely fragrant clear liquid, or coconut water.
For the coconut plant, this coconut water is a suspension for the baby coconut during early development.
Some companies have started selling this coconut water as a type of sports drink. And, I typically find these various brands of coconut water in the produce department or the fresh juice department of my grocery store.
What’s coconut milk?
If the coconut water comes fresh from the coconut, the coconut milk takes a little time to make.
Coconut milk is made by steeping the grated white coconut flesh (think shredded coconut that you bake with) in hot water. This process releases the flavor of the coconut meat.
Coconut milk tips
Make sure to shake the can of coconut milk really well.
Coconut milk has a tendency to separate in the can so that the coconut cream and solids rise to the top. Shake it up really good so that you mix the solids back into the water.
Otherwise, you may end up with some solid-ish chunks in your sorbet.
Cans of coconut milk may vary a little bit in size, a few more or a few less ounces. Don’t worry, a little more or a little less than the 13.5 ounce can that I call for in the recipe, it’ll all work out well. Though I would say that if your can of coconut milk is more than 16 ounces, I’d say that’s about as much as I’d put in the sorbet.
Since summer is here I suspect that you may be looking for a way to cool off in the heat!
This Coconut Sorbet is easy to make, and it’ll help cool you off on even the hottest day!
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What is sorbet?
Sorbet is typically a sweetened water-based frozen treat with fruit puree. Sorbet should be dairy free, and is often churned in an ice cream machine.
It typically has a softer creamier consistency than sherbet.
Want to read more about the different kinds of frozen treats, like ice cream, sherbet, or gelato? Take a look here at my post on all the different kinds of summer treats!
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Coconut Sorbet Recipe
- 1 cup coconut water
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 can can unsweetened full fat coconut milk (13.5 ounce)
- Combine the coconut water and sugar in a small saucepan. Place over low heat, and stir until the sugar completely dissolves. Allow the syrup to cool completely. Stir in the coconut milk. Cover and refrigerate until cold.
- Stir the chilled mixture to recombine everything.
- Freeze the coconut mixture in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s directions.
- When finished, the sorbet will be soft, but ready to eat. For firmer sorbet, transfer to a freezer-safe container, cover, and freeze at least 2 hours.