Made in heart-shaped silicone molds, this strawberry banana sorbet recipe makes a great dessert for Valentine’s Day. Your kids will never need to know it’s good for them!
Each year on Valentine’s Day, our family has a special meal. Everything is either heart-shaped or pink. It is definitely something to look forward to during the dreariness of winter. This strawberry banana sorbet has its roots in a recipe I found a long time ago in Taste of Home. The original recipe was for a molded gelatin dessert and involved strawberry gelatin and applesauce.
The recipe has since evolved into a yummy strawberry banana sorbet that I freeze in heart-shaped silicone cupcake liners. Using a silicone mold makes it so easy to unmold the sorbet after it is frozen.
This is one dessert you can feel good about serving to your family. The banana adds enough sweetness that no additional sugar is needed.
Valentine’s Day Strawberry Banana Sorbet Recipe
- 1 packet unflavored gelatin
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 12 oz bag frozen organic strawberries, thawed
- 1 cup organic applesauce (no sugar added)
- 1 ripe banana, pureed
Dissolve the gelatin in the warm water. Meanwhile puree the strawberries in a food processor. Heat the strawberry puree over medium heat until it just comes to a boil. Whisk in the gelatin until no clumps remain. Whisk in the applesauce and pureed banana. Pour into individual heart-shaped silicone molds, and freeze until solid.
Makes approx. 3 cups.
If you make this strawberry banana sorbet recipe, you will have to come back here and let me know how you like it. So tell me… Do you make a special meal for Valentine’s Day?