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Tropical Sorbet

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This perfect recipe for Tropical Sorbet is a refreshing, smooth, and naturally sweetened dessert that can be made dairy-free.

No churn sorbet needs very few ingredients and is one of TikTok’s best summer viral recipes for a homemade copycat Island Way frozen dessert – complete with coconut shell bowl.

large bowl of sorbet recipe.

Why you will love making Tropical Island Way Sorbet

Perfect for summer – Nothing says summer like a tropical pineapple mango sorbet! Thick and creamy, serving up this dessert recipe will incite a YAY from the whole crowd. 

Guilt Free Snacking – With our kids home for the summer, they raid the pantry looking for treats. Stop the bleed of carb-loaded and fake sugar-filled food and instead give them something that they will love you and you can feel good about. Sorbets meet all your needs for a perfect at-home tropical oasis!

Where did this Mango Sorbet Recipe come from?

While the original Island Way Sorbet likely inspired homemade sorbet recipes, this delicious mango pineapple tropical sorbet came from a TikTok recipe video. 

We have certainly seen a variety of creamy coconut sorbet and fruit puree options out there on social media, and this one was inspired by creator @chef_bai

Our opinion on this Viral Island Way Copycat Recipe: 

This island way sorbet has a good flavor. It’s not sweet, so if you want something sweeter, I’d add some honey or maple syrup. 

Using your favorite fruits, this delicious treat will satisfy a sweet tooth while still providing a healthier option. I love the creamy texture of blending down this tasty treat and love making “nice” cream over ice cream. 


  • Frozen Fruits – We used frozen bananas, frozen mango pieces, and frozen pineapple chunks.
  • Liquid – Please see our note below about coconut milk versus milk (or heavy whipping cream). 
  • fresh lime juice
  • shredded coconut/flaked coconut, optional for garnish
  • fresh mint, optional for garnish
frozen mango in a cup.

How to make Island Sorbet (Copycat)

  1. Add bananas, mangoes, pineapple, milk, and lime juice to a heavy-duty blender.
  2. Beat for 1 minute.
  3. Scrap the sides down and blend for another minute.
  4. Spoon into a coconut bowl and top with shredded coconut and mint. Serve immediately or store in a freezer-safe container. 
step by step on creating island sorbet recipe.

Use Coconut Bowls

Nothing says tropical oasis this summer like serving a sorbet recipe in natural fruit shells. These coconut soul bowls were inexpensive and can be used all summer long poolside. 


Best food processor or blender for Sorbet

The “blender” I used was a Ninja Foodi. I don’t think a typical blender would work, and I am not sure that a typical food processor would work. You need something that can dive into the frozen fruit and blend it.

There are new fancier machines like the Ninja Creami that also claim to do a solid job of tackling sorbet mixture.

coconut bowl to serve sorbet and smoothies.

Can coconut milk be substituted for regular milk? 

I bought a can of coconut milk and didn’t bother to open it. I used regular milk, but the original tiktok recipe uses a coconut sorbet base.

Please note that if you open a can of coconut milk, it will be separated into coconut cream and milk. Simply spoon out the liquid for this recipe. 

Overall, any liquid will do (including fruit juice), and that choice, depending on your flavor profile, will still produce a sweet treat perfect for your taste buds. 

What other tropical fruits give tropical flavor to sorbet?

Other than mangoes, bananas, and pineapples, frozen strawberries, papayas, and kiwi are often used in sorbet.

Can fresh fruit over frozen fruit be used in Sorbet?

If you use raw fresh fruit, you will produce a smoothie, not sorbet. 

spoonful of coconut mango sorbet.
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Tropical Sorbet (Island Way)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Indulge in the essence of the tropics with this refreshing Island Way Sorbet recipe. Perfect for those warm days or when you're just in need of a tropical getaway, this homemade Tropical Sorbet is a blissful blend of exotic fruits and creamy coconut milk. Not only is it delicious, but it's also incredibly easy to make!


  • Coconut Bowls
  • Ninja Food Sorbet and Smoothie Processor


  • frozen bananas
  • ¾ cup frozen mango pieces
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • cup milk or coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • shredded coconut


  • Blend the Base: In a heavy-duty blender, combine 1½ frozen bananas, ¾ cup frozen mango pieces, ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks, ⅓ cup of milk or coconut milk, and 1 tbsp of lime juice. This mix is your ticket to a perfect Island Way Sorbet experience.
  • First Blend: Beat the mixture for 1 minute, ensuring the fruits are well-blended for that smooth, sorbet consistency.
  • Scrape and Blend: Scrape down the sides of the blender to ensure no fruit pieces are left unblended. Blend for another minute to achieve the perfect sorbet smoothness.
  • Serve in Style: Spoon your freshly made Tropical Sorbet into a coconut bowl. Top it off with a sprinkle of shredded coconut and a mint leaf for that extra tropical flair.
  • Enjoy Immediately: Serve your sorbet immediately to enjoy its freshness and vibrant flavors.


Serving Tip: For an authentic Island Way Sorbet experience, serve in natural coconut shells to impress your guests and elevate your tropical theme.
  • Milk Choice: Using coconut milk not only adds to the creamy texture but also enhances the tropical flavor, making it a preferred choice for a genuine Tropical Sorbet.
  • Quick Serve: Remember, sorbet is best enjoyed fresh, so blend it up just before you’re ready to dive into its tropical goodness.
  • What other tropical fruits give tropical flavor to sorbet? Other than mangoes, bananas, and pineapples, frozen strawberries, papayas, and kiwi are often used in sorbet.
  • Can fresh fruit over frozen fruit be used? If you use raw fresh fruit, you will produce a smoothie, not sorbet.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 1071mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 1639IU | Vitamin C: 104mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 1mg

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