When you’re in the food blogging community you quickly learn all of the random national and world holidays. Apparently, yesterday was apparently National Ice Cream Day. I missed the boat big time because ice cream just happens to be one of my favorite things in the whole world. Like, if I was making my own song about my favorite things ice cream would be right up there with dry erase calendars and chocolate covered almonds. Typically I’m a traditional chocolate ice cream girl, but this sorbet combines some of my favorite flavors, it’s easier to make than typical ice cream, it’s dairy free and it is 1000% more refreshing on hot summer days.
Growing up, I remember my mom would buy strawberries at the store and I would eat them before they even made it home. We’d go to the strawberry fields and spend hours picking strawberries at the “pick-your-own” farms, where I ate my weight in berries and then some. I’m planning on replicating these beautiful memories for my little girl, Charlie.
Ice Cream Blues
As much as I adore ice cream and sorbet, the sad truth is, they aren’t all created equal. So many of the store bought versions are full of junk like:
- added sugar (or worse corn syrup)
- fats and hydrogenated oils
- artificial flavors
- artificial colors
Simple and Natural
This beauty is made with just 3, that’s right, 3 ingredients, and you will love all of them! Strawberries, ginger and a little bit of apple juice are the only things you need to make this delicious warm weather treat for the family.
- Anti-carcinogen – Ginger is full of powerful antioxidants that have been shown to protect against free-radicals and prevent cancer cells from growing and multiplying
- Anti-inflammatory Properties – In some studies it has shown it can be as effective as ibuprofen in pain and swelling relief!
- Anti-nausea – This is probably the most widely known benefit of ginger. If you are a mom, you probably guzzled down ginger ales regularly to combat your “morning” sickness (I like to call it “all the time sickness”). In some studies, ginger was more effective than dramamine in fighting motion sickness!
You can make this and serve it right away (yum!) or you can add an extra 3/4 cup of apple juice and use popsicle molds to make a frozen treat for later! We made extra and made these adorable tiny pops for Charlie! Perfectly toddler sized!
Or you can do what my husband, Brandon, and I decided was the best idea, and pop a bottle of champagne and make floats!
This was definitely the best idea we had all day! You can make kid-friendly versions with ginger ale if you are feeling extra inclusive!
The possibilities are endless, so why not just make a quadruple batch and try them all! Definitely worth it.