This Vegan Mango Sherbet Is the Stuff of Summertime Dreams

This creamy, tropical vegan mango sherbet is a frozen treat that'll have you going back for seconds... and thirds. For a boozy kick, add the optional splash of vodka or tequila.

Heading out the door? Read this article on the new Outside+ app available now on iOS devices for members! Download the app.

Confession: I invariably say the name of this dessert as if it sounded like “sure, Burt” even though I know perfectly well that there is no R at the end of the word “sherbet”. Maybe you do that, too? Well, however you pronounce it, this vegan mango sherbet is going to make you say “yum.”

The creamy, silky texture of this frozen dessert comes from using almond milk-based coffee creamer as a base. Califia Farms makes a great one that incorporates a bit of coconut cream to thicken. If you can’t do almonds, a fully coconut creamer would also work great here, or the dairy-free cream of your choice.

PS. Add an adult-friendly spin to this dreamy dessert with an optional splash of vodka or tequila.

Vegan Mango Sherbet



  • 2 1-lb bags frozen mango chunks
  • 1 1⁄2 cups almond creamer, divided
  • 1⁄2 tsp almond extract, divided
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon, divided, plus more for dusting
  • 1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper, divided
  • 1⁄4 cup (2 oz) vodka or tequila, optional
  • Lime wedges for garnish, optional


  1. Blend 1 lb. mango chunks, 3⁄4 cup almond creamer, 1⁄4 tsp. almond extract, 1⁄2 tsp. cinnamon, and 1⁄8 tsp. cayenne pepper in blender or food processor until smooth, creamy, and sorbetlike. Blend in 1⁄8 cup (2 Tbs./1 shot) vodka or tequila, if using. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  2. Serve immediately, dusted with cinnamon and garnished with lime wedge, or freeze up to 3 days. If frozen, soften 10 to 15 minutes before serving.


From Vegetarian Times

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size per 1-cup serving
  • Calories 90
  • Carbohydrate Content 23 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 1 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 1 mg
  • Sugar Content 17 g