Summertime is definitely my favorite season of the year here in the Pacific Northwest. Coming from California where winter is mild and temps hardly ever dip below 50, experiencing my first Portland winter had me longing for summer. The PNW transformers from staying indoors to enjoying outdoor activities as the weather gets nicer and everyone is out and about enjoying the sunshine. There are so many amazing things summer brings: farmer’s markets, early sunrises, and outdoor dining.
So, now that summer is here, and the weather is getting warmer and warmer, sometimes it's nice to enjoy a nice, cold bowl of the good stuff: ice cream. But, if you are anything like me with a handful of food intolerances, most ice cream is off limits.
Recently, I came across Sorbabes, a gourmet sorbet that eats just like ice cream. They offer 7 delicious flavors with unique flavor combinations: Peanut Banana Sorbet with Chocolate Fudge, Pistachio Sorbet with Sea Salt Caramel, Coffee Almond Sorbet with Chocolate Bark, and Double Chocolate Hazelnut, Lemon Sorbet with Candied Zest, Juicy Orange Passionfruit Sorbet with Lychees, and Raspberry Sorbet with Dark Chocolate.
I've tried every flavor, and they are all SO GOOD! This company has successfully brought this simple, water-based, dessert up several notches to create pure awesomeness in every bite. They are the first and only sorbet to mix in chunky gourmet toppings. Think Ben & Jerry’s… but better! And, if you haven't given them a try yet, you'll also love that they are gluten-free, non-GMO, completely dairy-free and vegan that come in BPA-free containers.
Over the weekend, I made these delicious, fruity sorbet parfaits to cool off from the triple digit temps, and let me just tell you... they were a hit in my household! Layered in a delicious sorbet with fresh fruits and nuts, this couldn't have been any better.
What You'll Need
Sorbabes Raspberry Sorbet with Dark Chocolate
Sorbabes Lemon Sorbet with Candied Zest
2 tbsp Cacao Nibs
1 Fig, sliced
1/2 cup raspberries
Sorbabes Pistachio Sorbet with Sea Salt Caramel
2 tbsp Whole Pistachios
Sorbabes Juicy Orange Passionfruit Sorbet with Lychees
1 Passion Fruit
1/4 cup Fresh Raspberries
What You'll Need To Know
In a glass, add sliced figs around the glass. Add in raspberries and add a scoop of the Lemon Sorbet with Candied Zest. Add in more raspberries and add a scoop of Raspberry Sorbet with Dark Chocolate. Top with cacao nibs and more raspberries.
In a glass add in add in 1 scoop of Juicy Orange Passionfruit Sorbet with Lychees and then add 1 tbsp pistachios. Add in a 1 scoop of Pistachio Sorbet with Sea Salt Caramel and top with 1 tbsp pistachios.
In a glass add in add in 1 scoop of Pistachio Sorbet with Sea Salt Caramel with Lychees and then add 1/2 a passion fruit. Add in a 1 scoop of Juicy Orange Passionfruit Sorbet with Lychees and 1/2 passion fruit and raspberries.
Each parfait makes 1 serving.
The post was sponsored by Sorbabes. As always, all opinions are my own.