Hello, Summer. You’ve been here 10 days and it’s high time we’ve had an Ice Cream Social to celebrate your arrival. After all, July is National Ice Cream Month.
The Festive Foodie Events Planning Group (formerly Holiday Fun with our Blogging Friends) is having said Ice Cream Social with all treats frozen. We’re talking ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, sorbets, ices, affogatos, malts and shakes, ice cream cakes, ice cream pies, ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, popsicles, etc. If it’s frozen and it’s a treat, bring it on to the party! Thank you Sue of Palatable Pastime for hosting!
The boys and I went strawberry picking with my mom the Thursday before last and brought back 8 quarts of strawberries! That’s a lot of strawberries. Particularly when they’re super tiny. These Wisconsin strawberries are half the size of those I get from the Farmer’s Market back in California.
Using about 7 cups of strawberries, Mom (with a little help from Treat) baked a beautiful pie. We filled two freezer quart bags to be used in both an ice cream and a sorbet. And there was a 48 oz container remaining for our daily Vitamin C intake.
On a beautiful (and only slightly chilly) Monday morning, Firecracker woke up asking to make ice cream. I checked my potential blogging opportunities and decided to tackle the sorbet first.
There’s a slight chance we busted my mom’s little blender, so I’m not sure if the no-churn ice cream we want to make will end up happening. I’ll need to get on that quite soon before we head back to sunny SoCal!
After lunch the sun came out and outside play called for some Strawberry Honey Sorbet. This treat melts quickly, especially in the sun, but it’s quite refreshing! Sweetened only with honey, I didn’t feel too guilty about letting the boys dig in!
The three ingredient recipe was inspired by a Facebook Video my mom found.
I encourage you to have a taste of summer by whizzing up your own, three-ingredient sorbet.
Strawberry Honey Sorbet
- 1 qt frozen strawberries
- 1/2 C water
- 1/2 C honey
- Place ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
- Transfer to a freezer friendly dish, cover, and freeze at least an hour.
*This recipe is modified from Pierce at https://www.buzzfeed.com/pierceabernathy/3-ingredient-mango-sorbet?bffbtasty&ref=bffbtasty&utm_term=.fmrJbAWaw#.kpa9N6Edq*
Be sure to check out these other frozen treats for your next Ice Cream Social:
Chocolate Mousse Ice Cream by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Cowtipper Shake by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Easy Nutella Popsicles by All That’s Jas
Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
No Churn Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Old Fashioned Cola Float by Family Around the Table
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip No Churn Ice Cream by Cooking with Carlee
Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream by Red Cottage Chronicles
Sour Cherry Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt by Palatable Pastime
Strawberry Honey Sorbet by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Strawberry Peaches & Cream Popsicles with Gingersnap Crumbles by Tip Garden