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It’s hard to pin down the exact emotion, but for many years I was a bit… well… put off by the sorbet. Almost every time I’m in a restaurant and graciously turn down dairy-based desserts, I get the response, “But, there’s sorbet!” It was like the consolation prize. But Elegant Desserts has reinvented the sorbet, transforming it from simple scoops into a dessert in its own right.

Elegant Desserts Sorbet Frozen Desserts - Torte Tower

Elegant desserts Sorbet creations and creamy pops are a real treat

My first indulgence at Elegant Desserts was little more than a sorbet. The towers pictured above (sold in packs of 12) have a thin base layer of sponge cake, topped with fruit sorbet or frozen dessert (soya-based) and a final layer of fruit puree. They are amazing! I didn’t feel slighted in the least as I indulged in every sweet, creamy, delicate bite.

Fruit filled with sorbet!

But these impressive single servings of Elegant Desserts left me wondering if the simple sorbet-filled fruit would measure up. Luckily, I underestimated how wonderful fruit-based sweets can be. The pastry chefs at Elegant Desserts hand cut each fruit half, leaving the shell and just a thin layer of fruit. They then use the flesh of the fresh fruit to make the sorbet, then rewrap it directly in the shell or wedge.

The resulting presentation is fun and delicious. The elegant desserts don’t go overboard with the sugars – the sorbets are ripe with fruit flavors and the true tartness remains. And I love how there’s a thin layer of frozen fruit at the bottom to scoop out. Honestly, I couldn’t choose a favorite either. I tasted apple, mango, watermelon, pineapple and cantaloupe and all were delicious. They also offer peach and coconut.

Elegant Desserts Sorbet Frozen Desserts - Hollowed Fruit Sorbet

Fun sorbets

Although Elegant Desserts has many other frozen offerings, the last one we tasted was their sorbet lollipops. Cute and perfectly proportioned (okay, I could easily eat all 4 in one sitting!) These fun little treats are one of their Passover specialties. The ones we sampled had a thin outer layer of confectionery and a center of sorbet.

Elegant Desserts Sorbet Frozen Desserts - Sorbet Pops

Dairy Free Creamy Popsicles

We haven’t tried them, but Elegant Desserts makes jumbo popsicles in assorted sorbet and ice cream flavors. All are dairy-free and kosher pareve, including Hazelnut, Churro, and Pina Colada flavors.

The Facts About Elegant Sorbet Desserts

Price: $25 for a box of 10 large fruit sorbets; $36 per box of 12 single-serving towers

Availablity: Elegant Desserts is in New York, but they ship their frozen treats all over the country. I live on the other side of the US and all of these sorbet desserts arrived perfectly frozen and intact in August!

Certificates: Elegant Desserts Sorbet creations are Certified Kosher Parve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Elegant Desserts Sorbet creations are dairy-free/dairy-free, 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 before consuming. Ingredients, processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss its manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed to be “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely solely on ingredient and allergen declarations if you have a severe food allergy.

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Fruit filled with sorbet is positively divine

February 25, 2019

This innovative kosher dessert company has taken 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 real treat of elegance.

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