Home-Grown Sorbets

French Press sorbet made with agave nectar and no dairy products.

With searing temperatures of late, why not reach for some new sorbets to beat the heat?

Especially when they’re made right here in the Bay Area in small batches with locally sourced ingredients and without any dairy.

Garden Creamery, which is made in Marin County, is the brainchild of Bay Area residents, Erin Lang and Natalie Parker. Recently, they reformulated the sorbets to make them even smoother in texture. Additionally, they added two new flavors: French Press Coffee and Thai Iced Tea.

All the sorbets are made with coconut puree to add body and sweetened with organic agave syrup.

Recently, I had a chance to try the new flavors.

The French Press tastes like old-fashioned coffee candy. It’s not icy in texture at all. In fact, it’s super creamy, as are all the other sorbets in this line. A 1/2 cup is 90 calories.

The lovely, intense flavor of Thai Iced Tea in a sorbet.

The Thai Iced Tea had me at the first spoonful. With its vivid pumpkin color, it tastes exactly like your favorite velvety, condensed-milk beverage at your neighborhood Thai joint. It’s got a whisper of sweetness that still lets the quiet bitterness of the tea shine through. A 1/2 cup of this flavor weighs in at 80 calories.

Other flavors include Strawberry Fields (with basil), Simply Coconut, and a fabulously decadent 60% Dark Chocolate.

Garden Creamery's newest flavors.

Pints, which retail for about $6.99 each, are sold at Andronico’s, as well as Real Foods and Mollie Stone’s locations in San Francisco. Find a complete list of stores here.

Other Cool Treats: Bar Gelato

And: Rumba Ice Creams

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Date: Tuesday, 28. June 2011 5:25
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12 comments

  1. 1

    Those look so good! Wonderful flavors.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. 2

    I love the idea of using coconut puree in sorbets! These look super creamy…I haven’t seen them in my area but I will keep a lookout!

  3. 3

    I’ve never seen this brand–will have to look for it. The French Press sounds fantastic. Need the hot weather to return to SF though–it’s cool and rainy today!

  4. 4

    These look so creamy and luscious! Great clicks!

  5. 5

    Oh my! Frozen deliciousness at its finest.

  6. 6

    the thai iced tea looks amazing!!

    sweetlife
    bonnie

  7. 7

    I love them all but I’m very impressed with the Thai tea. Brilliant.

  8. 8

    They sound delightful! I just made my first sorbet recently and I love the idea of using coconut puree :)

  9. 9

    Oh goodness, I have not even tried the bar gelato and now, yet another I need to check out. But the latter will be harder to get cos there are none of the stores you listed that are in the South Bay :O …and it is raining today! no ice-cream of any sorts for today.

  10. 10

    I really want to try the Thai Iced Tea flavor sorbet. Sounds wonderful if it really does taste anything like Thai iced tea beverage :)

  11. 11

    thai iced tea sounds amazing! since I live on the East Coast maybe I’ll have to make a special trip to san fran… or attempt to create it myself, Gasp!

  12. 12

    Thai Iced Tea gets my vote also! It looks and sounds wonderful as they both do. I bet the coconut puree does add a great texture. Enjoyed this post!

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