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.
Elegant Desserts Sorbet Creations and Creamy Pops are a Real Treat
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.
Sorbet Filled Fruit!
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.
Fun Sorbet Pops
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.
Creamy Dairy-Free Ice Cream Pops
We haven’t tried them, but Elegant Desserts makes jumbo pops in assorted sorbet and ice cream flavors. All are dairy-free and kosher pareve, including the Hazelnut, Churro, and Pina Colada flavors.
The Facts on Elegant Desserts Sorbet
Price: $25 per box of 10 large fruit sorbets; $36 per box of 12 single-serve towers
Availability: 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!
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.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Elegant Desserts website at www.elegantdessertsny.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Sorbet-filled fruit is positively divine
This innovative kosher dessert company has elevated the simplicity of sorbet to new heights with presentations that match the pure, bright flavors. The sorbet-filled fruit is positively divine and the towers are a true elegant treat.