Last summer. Sunday. 4PM. 102 Degrees.
I’m maximizing recovery, absorbing natural Vitamin D, staving off illness, optimizing hormone levels, insuring sleep quality, and improving my mood.
That’s right, I’m out by the pool getting some sun. I’m pleasantly thinking about not much of anything until, out of the blue clear sky, it hit me: I wanted two things very badly. And since one of them would get me arrested for public indecency at that very moment, I decided to pursue the other: ice cream.
Maybe it was the Texas heat. Maybe it was the lazy summer Sunday. But for whatever reason, I got hit with a hankerin’ for something cold and sweet.
But how could I satisfy that craving without becoming one of those dudes with “fat guy sunburn”?*
- Fat-Guy Sunburn: Stand in the afternoon sun. If you get burned on your lower “pecs” and belly instead of your upper chest, you should probably re-think that bulking plan.
My solution: healthy, homemade sorbet.
Here’s how I did it:
Shugart’s No-Belly Sorbet
1 package of Jell-O gelatin, sugar-free
6 oz frozen fruit juice concentrate (Welch’s 100% natural)
3 cups of frozen fruit
1 tub sugar-free Cool Whip (8 ounce)
1 cup water
For raspberry sorbet (shown in pic), get frozen raspberries, raspberry-flavored gelatin, and Welch’s White Grape Raspberry frozen juice.
Boil a cup of water, then stir in gelatin until dissolved. Add frozen juice (about half a standard can). Refrigerate for about 20 minutes until slightly thickened, then add fork-mashed frozen fruit along with Cool Whip. Whisk, cover, and freeze 4 hours or until solid.
This stuff ain’t exactly “low carb” but it’s low in calories compared to regular ice cream, plus most of the carbs are just from fruit anyway, so that’s no big deal for a summer treat.
Note: You have to use 100% pure frozen fruit juice. Most frozen canned fruit juices are full of high fructose corn syrup and added sugar. Read the ingredient list and shelve it if it adds sugar or contains HFCS.
And here’s an option for you: Peach Sorbet.
Simply use frozen peaches, peach-flavored sugar-free gelatin, and Welch’s 100% White Grape Peach frozen juice. The rest of the recipe is the same.
This stuff really hits the spot. Try it this summer.