I am fully embracing summer this year in every way possible.
And that means we have pretty been eating all things summer inspired around here from grilling our meals on the weekend, eating gallons of berries, making strawberry popsicles, and anything that is frozen and delicious!
This recipe I made especially for myself last weekend. My husband isn’t a fan of coffee at all, although he does enjoy the smell. I wanted something cold for dessert, but not too sweet. I had leftover french press coffee from earlier, and I thought why not make a dessert out of that?
Last year I created this cold brew coffee popsicle that has been getting hundreds of pins on pinterest the past few weeks! I wanted to make something like that again that everyone would love.
Then I though, how about sorbet! Sorbet is one of my favorite treats, and I love even better than ice cream or frozen yogurt. There are endless flavor possibilities too! All you really need is some liquid that is sweet and to freeze it in some way!
This french press coffee sorbet is exactly that and so easy!
The beauty of this recipe is it really doesn’t mess up. You can play around with it or try using your favorite flavors.
I have tried all three methods, and I think I like blender method best. The ice cream maker was also a nice choice, although this is very low in fat, so it will stick a little.
Using full-fat coconut milk would be a great option for the ice cream maker!
Now for some chemist tips:
This question has come up before: Do I need coconut oil? Well, you don’t need it for flavor, but since coconut oil is a fat, it will keep this sorbet a little bit creamier, without sticking together as much. It won’t hinder the flavor if you eliminate it, but if you freeze this in a pan or use an ice cream maker, you will need it.
If using the blender, you can use it or leave it out, both methods work good!
Now, why french press?
I go into a little more detail here about how to use a french press, but I enjoy using french press coffee in desserts, especially frozen ones, due to it’s more rich flavor. French presses don’t have the filtration process that other methods due, which allows for more oils and flavors to get through when it is brewing. It works well in frozen treats since it is diluted so much, but will keep a better flavor.
The most important thing about french press coffee is to not overheat the water. This will really make a bitter flavor!
You can also just use regular coffee, but the flavor won’t be as strong.
I just have so much fun coming up with summer treats for everyone to enjoy, while still keeping it allergy friendly. Don’t forget to check out some of these cute summery items for your kitchen.
What type of summer flavors are you loving right now?