Simple Pear & Beetroot Sorbet ~ Dairy, Gluten & Sugar-Free!

vegan beet and pear sorbet

Sweet, refreshing and simple to prepare, this beetroot and pear sorbet will leave you feeling satisfied without feeling the guilt. This sorbet is dairy and gluten-free, and is made without any added sugar. No eater’s remorse here!

It wasn’t until a few years ago that beets became a part of my diet. Prior to this, the only beets I knew of came in jars, floating in a vinegary liquid. This did not appeal to me – not one bit. Therefore, when I tasted shredded beetroot at a dinner party for the first time, I was more than delighted.

As much as I do enjoy the occasional pickled cucumber, I couldn’t quite comprehend why someone would choose to overpower and distort the natural beauty and sweetness of a beetroot. Over time, I have come to appreciate the occasional pickled beetroot with savoury dishes. However, I will still reach for the sweetness of a raw beetroot any day over the vinegary ones.

vegan beet and pear sorbet

Be sure to generously sprinkle crushed pistachios atop of your sorbet. ♥ Happy puréeing ! xo

Simple Pear & Beetroot Sorbet  ~  dairy, gluten & sugar-free!

Prep Time: 20 minutes      Serves: 4 – 5       Author: Milk & Marigolds

Ingredients:
1½ cups of unsweetened vegan coconut yogurt (or soy or regular Greek-style)
1 large beet, chopped and boiled
2 pears, chopped
2½ tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

Garnish:
3 tablespoons of crushed pistachios

Instructions:
*If you prefer the texture of your sorbet to be extra smooth, cook the beet(s) until soft prior to puréeing it in your food processor/blender. For a bit more texture, place chopped, raw beet in the processor uncooked.

* This sorbet is best served after being in the freezer for no more than 2 – 3 hours. If you prefer to eat it at a later time, remove from freezer for up to 30 minutes prior to scooping and serving.

1. Remove skin from beet(s), chop beets and either place in the processor raw or cooked.

2. Place the chopped pears, lemon juice and yogurt in the processor along with the prepared beet.

3. Blend until smooth.

4. Pour mixture into a metal or ceramic dish and cover with aluminum foil. Leave for approximately 2 -3 hours depending on how cold your freezer is. Crush the pistachios, set aside.

5. Use a paddle or ice-cream scoop and generously garnish with crushed pistachios.

6. Enjoy your guilt-free treat!

Tips:
If you prefer not to use yogurt or vegan yogurt, try adding 2 chopped frozen bananas as a replacement. The frozen banana adds a creamy texture to this delicious dessert.

Copyright © 2014. Milk & Marigolds

11 thoughts on “Simple Pear & Beetroot Sorbet ~ Dairy, Gluten & Sugar-Free!

  1. Dear M&M Girl,
    I am convinced that this beet recipe will turn out just divine. Can hardly wait for Saturday when I’ll have time to make it. I agree with you about shredded beets…the combination of natural sweetness and that earthy perfume is a treat.

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    • Hi Barbara,

      Good question, unfortunately I’m not too sure as I don’t eat the non-fat variety. From experimenting, I have found that by adding frozen banana to the mixture helps to make it extra creamy. You could substitute the yogurt with 2 pre-sliced, frozen bananas. As for freezing, this ice-cream will get pretty rock solid if you don’t consume it after 2 – 3 hours in the freezer. My advice, eat it fresh after 2 – 3 hours or take it out to thaw before scooping with a warm scooper. Sometimes I will even partially thaw it and then pop it back in the processor to ‘liven’ it up after many days/weeks in the freezer. I hope this is helpful :) Thanks for visiting Barbara!

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