I’ve talked a little bit about my trip to Italy in May of 2010 on this blog. I love traveling, if I could find a job that would take me around the world I would be in heaven. Although even finding a job in general is proving to be a bit of a difficulty, and being paid to travel is definitely not realistic ;). That is why I loved studying abroad so much. No, I didn’t get paid for it, but it was 3 1/2 months where I could be somewhere else, experiencing the cultures (and food!) of other countries.
Let me just say that I am so glad that I got the chance to go to Italy when I did without having to deal with any of my dietary intolerances. Even traveling domestically is difficult. Heck, it’s difficult to find restaurants that I can go to when I’m at home. Going to Italy won’t quite be the same without being able to eat gluten, specifically. I don’t even want to imagine being surrounded by fresh pasta, bread, pizza, calzones, and all of the other delicious gluten-filled goodies I won’t be able to indulge in.
And without dairy, gelato is a no-no as well. I’m not going to lie, I had gelato at least once every day when I was there – mostly sticking to the chocolate-hazelnut variety that I love. My family recently went into a gelato shop in Waukesha (just west of Milwaukee), called Divino Gelato Cafe, and I was delighted to find sorbetto. Fruit-filled, non-dairy gelato. Oh my word.
Kinley and I shared a pint (it was the same price as the smallest dish and we could get two flavors!). It was filled up with passionfruit and blueberry and it was absolutely phenomenal. Fruity, fresh, and just the perfect amount of sweetness. Of course I had to attempt to make some sort of sorbetto at home. We have an ice cream maker and I just wanted a simple mix to make that didn’t take much time but had an awesome flavor.
And that’s where Naked Juice comes in. I only first had Naked juices a couple of months ago and was instantly hooked. I do find them very sweet however, but I love that their ingredients are purely fruit.
Naked Sorbetto makes 2 servings
- 1 cup Naked juice (I used mighty mango)
- 1 cup water
- fruit toppings (optional)
1. Assemble ice cream maker (according to your own instructions).
2. Pour the juice and water together and put in the ice cream maker.
3. Mix until your mixture has turned icy and looks like sorbetto :).
4. Serve in a fancy glass with a gelato spoon (optional).
This definitely was not as sweet as the sorbetto from Divino’s, but it was delicious and perfect for the summertime. You can, of course, use 100% juice if you wanted a fuller flavor (but I liked this one just a tad on the icy side).
Garnish with strawberries if you so desire.
At least I know when I make it back to Italy someday, I’ll be able to live on Sorbetto and Wine.