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Açaí Sorbet

In its pure state, açaí pulp is sour and slightly bitter, but once a little sweetener is added, the flavor resembles concentrated blueberries with a hint of chocolate. "Agave nectar is a good option here because its lower-glycemic-load sugar is a better complement to açaí's phytonutrients," explains Los Angeles-based nutritionist Ashley Koff, RD.



Ingredient Line: 
4 pure acai pulp smoothie packs (4 oz. each), thawed
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¾ cup agave nectar
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2 Tbs. lemon juice


Whisk together all ingredients in bowl. Transfer to 9-inch-square metal baking pan, and place in freezer. Stir with fork every half hour, scraping frozen bits from sides, to keep from freezing into a block. Scoop into bowls, and serve, or store in airtight container up to 1 week.

Nutrition Information: 

1 g
Total Fat: 
2.5 g
Saturated Fat: 
0.5 g
27 g
0 mg
5 mg
2 g
24 g
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

Amafruits makes pure acai pulp smoothie packs. They use a higher grade of acai pulp than Sambazon, and don't add things like soy lecithin to their acai. Amafruits acai is a thicker, darker acai...easily the most authentic acai similar to what you get in Brazil. You can find Amafruits acai at local grocers around the midwest, smoothie bars across the nation and online at www.amafruits.com.

I've heard of Acai, and the flavour seems interesting. but where can you get acai pulp?

You'll find it by the frozen fruit bags at your local all-natural food store.

where can you find acai but i hear it's pertty good

I've never heard of them but they look really good. I'm planning on trying them!

It is really good and very healthy

Sounds delicious... I will have to hunt for the acai pulp (local stores are NOT health friendly), but I'd really like to try these. :)

The Sambazon brand makes acai pulp smoothie packs (and they're probably the closest thing to the real stuff in Brazil). Whole Foods sells them. So good!

We made this for last nights desert, it was a true hit! Will be making this again and again. I actually followed the ingredients list and added it to my Kitchen Aid ice cream Maker. Awesome!

Sounds great!

I regret that your recipe contains agave. I think agave is worth than sugar and when I eat it by accident I cannot go to sleep. I prefer to use no added sugar or a little stevia or honey. I have a cafe in Hilo Hawaii and we have a non alcoholic bar and serve medicinal foods as well as gourmet foods raw and cooked. I want to educate everyone on the benefits of whole organic foods to stay healthy and cure chromic disease. Agave is not a healing food.

Stir every half hour for how many hours?

Where do you buy the acai smoothie packs at?