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Tropical mango-pineapple sherbet is as easy as it is healthful

I am a cookie-maker, baker-faker, food-taker. Errr! Picture-taker! I started to blog about food with the intent to inspire others to get back into the kitchen and start cooking.

Fruity 5-ingredient sherbet needs only buttermilk, and it's ready in a (cool) flash

Easy, flavorful sherbet that employs a variety of fruits and tangy buttermilk — this is summer in a bowl. It's light, refreshing, sweet and made with beautiful tropical fruits, including mango, pineapple, strawberries and peaches. And the best part? It’s very simple to make.

I leave my ice cream canister in my freezer during the summer months for quick and easy desserts, so if you're looking for a way to cool down quickly and get your dessert fix, this is the way to go.

Fruity 5-ingredient sherbet needs only buttermilk, and it's ready in a (cool) flash

My trick to cutting prep time is buying a bag of frozen tropical fruits from the store, and by the time I get home they are completely thawed and ready for a whirl in the food processor.

This sherbet has a buttermilk-like tangy note mixed with flavors of the tropics, and the taste is truly exceptional. Though it's difficult to be patient while it freezes, it’s always worth the wait.

Fruity 5-ingredient sherbet needs only buttermilk, and it's ready in a (cool) flash

Tropical buttermilk sherbet recipe

Serves 6

Prep time: 10 minutes | Inactive time: 5 hours | Total time: 5 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 bag (2 cups) frozen, chopped mixed fruits such as mangoes, pineapple, strawberries, and peaches, thawed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1-1/2 cups whole buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Combine fruits and honey in a food processor; process until smooth.
  2. Add buttermilk and continue to process until well blended.
  3. Add vanilla and lemon juice; pulse to combine.
  4. Place mixture in the fridge for 1 hour.
  5. Pour the mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  6. Transfer mixture to a freezer-safe container and freeze until firm.

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