It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact emotion, but for many years I’ve been a bit… well… put off by sorbet. Nearly every time I’m at a restaurant and graciously decline the dairy-laden desserts, I receive the response, “But, there’s sorbet!” It felt like the consolation prize. But Elegant Desserts has reinvented sorbet, transforming it from simple scoops to full-fledged dessert.
My first indulgence from Elegant Desserts was a little more than sorbet. The towers pictured above (sold 12 per pack) have a thin base layer of spongecake, topped with fruit sorbet or frozen dessert (soy-based), and a final layer of fruit puree. They are amazing! I didn’t feel the least bit slighted as I indulged in each sweet, creamy, and delicate bite.
But these impressive single serves from Elegant Desserts left me wondering if the simple sorbet-filled fruit would measure up. Fortunately, I underestimated just how wonderful fruit-based sweets can be. The pastry chefs at Elegant Desserts hand-scoop each fruit halve, leaving the shell and just a thin layer of the fruit. They then use the fresh fruit flesh to make the sorbet and then pack it right back into the shell or wedge.
The resulting presentation is fun and delicious. Elegant Desserts doesn’t go overboard with sugars – the sorbets are ripe with fruit flavors and the true sweet-tart taste remains. And I love how there is a thin layer of frozen fruit at the bottom to scoop out. I honestly couldn’t pick a favorite either. I sampled the apple, mango, watermelon, pineapple, and cantaloupe and all were delicious.They also offer peach and coconut.
Though Elegant Desserts has so many other frozen offerings, the last that we sampled were their Sorbet Lollipops. Cute and perfectly portioned (okay, I could easily eat all 4 in one sitting!) these fun little treats are one of their Passover specials. The ones we sampled had a thin confectionery outer coating and a sorbet center.
Where to purchase? Elegant Desserts is in New York, but they actually ship their frozen treats nationwide. I live on the opposite side of the U.S., and all of these sorbet desserts arrived perfectly frozen and intact in August! Though I highly recommend Elegant Desserts when a personal indulgence in order, their care and specialty features make this a gift-worthy treat that can be delivered right to your favorite foodie’s door.
Certifications: Elegant Desserts Sorbet creations are certified kosher parve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Elegant Desserts Sorbet creations are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select varieties with dairy-free ice cream and/or cake contain soy. Nonetheless, read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Elegant Desserts website at www.elegantdessertsny.com.