I have a love-hate relationship with candy. I mean, I love it; I just hate what it does to the body and the time one must spend on the treadmill to erase it. So with Easter right around the corner, I decided to come up with a fun and simple Easter themed treat that mitigates the food guilt but satisfies the sweet tooth. The ingredients cost under $5 for 8-10 Easter egg sized servings so it is affordable for every budget. Sorbet served in an Easter egg ups the ante on hostess creativity, 'Hippity Hoppity Easter's On It's way!'
|Easter Egg Sorbet!|
I started with large Easter eggs purchased from a local discount store. One dozen costs under $1. I'm obsessed with the vibrant colors after a cold, dreary winter.
|Who doesn't love Easter eggs?|
The ingredients are simple. One 12 ounce package of frozen berries. You have choices here. I used raspberries, but strawberries or blueberries would also be delicious. There are also choices as far as sugar content. You may use one cup of sugar OR one banana and 1/2 cup of sugar. One cup of water and one lime will round out your ingredient list.
Begin by zesting the lime. I like the tart flavor, so I used most of the lime. You need at least two teaspoons but the rest is up to you.
|Zest the lime first|
|Juice the lime onto the lime zest|
Combine the sugar and water in a pot and heat until sugar dissolves in the water. Gently heat this so it won't boil and burn your skin.
|Dissolve sugar in water|
|And the Pot thickens...|
|Into the blender, goes the mixture|
|Pulse the blender|
|Ready to freeze|
|Stir or Re-blend|
|Spoon into Easter Egg halves|
The final product will make any hostess the belle of the Easter Parade!