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{Note from Jessica: Today’s post is shared by my sweet, longtime friend, Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri, author of the Recipes to Nourish website. Emily’s blog focuses on gluten-free real food and holistic health. She’s a real foodie, passionate about nourishing home cooking and advocate of “green” living. Her passion and mission are to make healthy and natural living as easy and enjoyable as possible. Stop by her site, Recipes to Nourish, for her latest recipes and natural living tips.}

Fall is in the air and the holidays are quickly approaching … 

It’s that time of year when joy and gratitude are spreading, leaves are falling, there’s a chill in the air, and it’s fun to curl up by the fire and sip on some hot chocolate {or cinnamon vanilla herbal coffee, or spiced pumpkin chai, or whatever floats your boat}.

I love this time of year; it always makes me so happy! It’s time for family, love, memories, comfort food and holiday traditions. Most people have their favorite Thanksgiving foods like stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, and cranberry sauce. And then there’s the desserts … pumpkin pie, apple piepear crisp and more. So much delicious goodness … but it can leave your belly feeling a little full.

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This year why not add a new dessert tradition to your holiday meals? Wouldn’t it be nice to have something refreshing after a heavy meal? Why yes, I think so!

Cranberry Orange Sorbet is the perfect addition to any holiday meal. It’s perfectly sweet, full of seasonal flavors and won’t leave your belly feeling stuffed. With its gorgeous vibrant pink color, it’s a crowd stopper, too!

Making homemade sorbets is so easy and fun! All you need is a handful of real food ingredients – cranberries, oranges, alcohol-based vanilla extract, raw honey, arrowroot flour, and grass-fed gelatin. I add a small amount of arrowroot flour and gelatin because they act as a thickener and help make the sorbet super creamy.

Freezing homemade sorbets creates tiny little ice crystals that make the frozen treat become rock solid. Who wants hard sorbet that you can’t stick a spoon into? But no fear, there is a trick to this. Alcohol doesn’t freeze, so adding a little bit of alcohol-based vanilla extract {or vodka} helps create a lovely texture and keeps the sorbet from getting hard as a rock. The gelatin also helps prevent the rock solid state and bonus, gelatin has gut-healing properties too!

Enjoy this delectable sorbet and soak up the magic of this time of year.

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Important Note On Gelatin Types 

When it comes to gelatin, you don’t want any old gelatin off the supermarket shelves. You want to look for 100% grass-fed gelatin from healthy animals. Just like other animal products, quality is important.

That is why I recommend Vital Proteins Grass-Fed Gelatin products and Perfect Supplements products exclusively. I have compared these brand with other brands on the market and the quality far surpasses anything else I’ve tried. I am thrilled to be one of their affiliate partners and support such great products and companies.

Perfect Supplements offers a grass-fed hydrolyzed collagen (cold-soluble) right now and has a gelatin (hot-soluble) in the works for 2016. Read my review of their product here or watch the video below. You can order their own products via their own site here or on Amazon here.

Vital Proteins offers two types of gelatin. The green top (Collagen Protein) is what you need for this recipe and for recipes where you are making gummies, “jello”, etc. The blue top (Collagen Peptides) is cold water soluble and does not thicken or gel like gelatin does. Both are very nutritious, but can’t be used interchangeably. You can order their own products via their own site here or on Amazon here.


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Cranberry Orange Sorbet

Yield: 1 quart
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cranberry Orange Sorbet is the perfect addition to any holiday meal. It's perfectly sweet, full of seasonal flavors and won't leave your belly feeling stuffed. With its gorgeous vibrant pink color, it's a crowd stopper, too!



  1. Add cranberries, 1 cup water, and orange zest to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat then reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes or until cranberries burst and are soft.
  2. Pour cooked cranberries into high-efficiency blender {make sure to secure the lid and use caution since the cranberries are hot}. Pulse a few times, just until cranberries are completely pureed. If you need to, you can add a small amount of water or fresh orange juice to help puree the cranberries.
  3. Strain cranberry mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a large measuring cup or quart size jar. Make sure all of the juice is extracted, discard the leftover pulp. Give the blender a quick rinse with water and set aside to use again.
  4. Add freshly squeezed orange juice and vanilla extract or vodka to the cranberry mixture. Place in the refrigerator and allow to chill for a few hours {or overnight} until mixture is very cold.
  5. When the cranberry mixture is chilled and you're ready to make the ice cream, prep the gelatin. Boil 1/4 cup water. Add 1 tablespoon gelatin and whisk constantly until fully dissolved. Briefly set aside.
  6. Pour chilled cranberry mixture into high-efficiency blender. Add honey and arrowroot flour. Add heated + liquified gelatin right before you're ready to pulse/blend. Pulse or blend the mixture for several seconds until everything is fully incorporated, about 7-10 seconds.
  7. Prepare ice cream maker. Turn ice cream maker on and pour cranberry mixture into the ice cream maker. Churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  8. When sorbet starts to have a "soft serve" texture, it's done. Serve immediately or use a wooden spoon to transfer the cranberry sorbet into a freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze until ready to serve. If it's been frozen overnight, make sure to set the container out of the freezer for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered from Nutritionix and we often find their calculations to be slightly inaccurate based on the whole food ingredients we use on this site. Nutrition information can vary for a recipe based on many factors. We strive to keep the information as accurate as possible, but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. We encourage readers to make their own calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

Learn How to Make Perfect Ice Cream (and Other Frozen Treats) at Home

Ice cream is the quintessential dessert (and, ahem, it would probably go pretty darn great with this recipe!). I mean, I can’t think of a single person that I’ve ever met who doesn’t like ice cream. While not everyone is as passionate about the cold, creamy, sweet concoction as I am, I am betting that if you’re reading this, you probably enjoy a frozen treat of some sort every now and then.

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