You are going to love how easy this vegan sorbet is to make. Full of fresh ripe, juicy plums, you can taste the natural sweetness in every cold bite! This is a great plum sorbet recipe to make with the kids. It is naturally gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and vegan!

Our tiny mighty plum tree is still going crazy. In case you missed my gluten free upside-down plum cake post talking about our plum tree. About 4 years ago, I bought this tiny fruit salad tree at the plant nursery, and it has really taken off. Plums are nutritious and sweet, and the whole family loves them.

It produced fruit last year, but the pesky squirrels got almost all of the fruit. For some reason, it seems squirrels no longer want to steal our fruit. Yay for us, but now we have a LOT of tiny plums to use and give away. Please comment below with your favorite plum recipe ideas for me to make :-).

Summer is still going strong, and we are doing everything we can to keep cool! If you are looking for more delicious frozen recipes to help keep you cool, don’t forget to check out my best gluten free ice cream recipes!

A photo of my plum tree full of plums.

There are so many fun sorbet flavors to make, and I didn’t find many recipes for sorbets using plums…I decided to try it, and wow, these sorbet flavors were incredible…like a party in my mouth! 

The top view of a bowl of plum sorbet and the container.

Why Make This Recipe:

You are going to love my newest sorbet recipe for two reasons. First, it is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. It doesn’t get any easier, and you can use any fruit if plums are not in season yet.

Second, when you use fresh summer plums, nothing can beat the flavor of this sorbet! This beautiful dark hot pink sorbet is not only delicious but also a pretty color!

Ingredients Notes:

Photos of the plum sorbet ingredients.
  • Plums – There are wide varieties of plums. I made this sorbet with red and black plums, and the flavor is great with both. Just make sure your plums are ripe. See the tips below to ripen your plums.
  • Agave nectar – I love using agave in this recipe because it doesn’t overwhelm the plum flavor. You can also use honey.
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Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:

Are you ready to make this delicious summer sorbet recipe? Grab your blender or Vitamix!

The chopped plums in a blender.

Step 1: Add your chopped plums (PITS REMOVED!!), agave, and water to a Vitamix or blender. Puree until the mixture is liquid and frothy.

The plum sorbet mixture in a bread tin ready to freeze.

Step 2: Pour the puree into a bread loaf tin (or another freezer-safe container.) You do not need anything on the tin because it won’t stick to the sides.

Step 3: Freeze the sorbet for 2-3 hours until firm. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop it out. Cover with plastic wrap when storing it in the freezer.

What sweeteners can you use?

There are several ways to sweeten your sorbet. You can make your sorbet sugar-free by using a non-sugar sweetener. Unrefined sugar is better as it is low glycemic. You can use the following:

  • Sugar (Make sure to melt sugar in hot water, or it will make your sorbet gritty!)
  • Agave
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup
The frozen plum sorbet in a scalloped white bowl.

Tips and Recipe FAQ:

I am sure you have questions about making your own homemade sorbet. It is so easy, and I love making my own because I can choose which ingredients to use.

Top tip: Cover the container with plastic wrap and then use a large rubber band to keep the plastic wrap around the pan to prevent off-flavors from getting into your sorbet!

Recipe FAQ:

Is sorbet dairy-free?

Yes!! Sorbet is dairy-free. Sorbet is dairy-free and made with fruit, sweetener, and water. (Note: if sorbet has dairy, it is considered a sherbet.)

What are some common sorbet ingredients?

Sorbet can have simple ingredients or more complicated depending on what you add. You will most commonly want ripe and sweet fresh fruit(s), a sweetener, and purified water. You can add an herb like peppermint leaves and flavors like vanilla or cardamom are also fun. Experiment and have fun!

How long do you freeze homemade sorbet?

After blending the sorbet puree, you will need to freeze it for 2-3 hours until it is frozen. 

Can sorbet be made in a blender?

I always make my sorbets in Vitamix, but you can also use a blender! Vitamix sorbet gets pretty creamy because of how finely it purees the fruits. If you want another delicious recipe, check out my Pineapple Sorbet recipe!!

How do you ripen plums?

The best way to ripen plums is to put them into a paper bag for 2 days. If you are in a hurry, you can bake the plums at 325º F for 15 minutes. Baking not only softens the plums but it also caramelizes the sweet flavors.

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Vegan Plum Sorbet

Sandi Gaertner
A refreshing frozen plum sorbet recipe made in a Vitamix or blender.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 59 kcal

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  • 4 cups fresh plums pitted and chopped
  • ¼ cup agave nectar see note below
  • ½ cup water


  • Remove the pits from the plums and add them to a Vitamix or blender.
  • Add agave (or another sweetener) and water.
  • Blend on high until the fruit is pureed.
  • Pour into a bread loaf tin or another freezer-safe container.
  • Freeze for 2-3 hours.


  1. Note, you can use agave or honey to sweeten.
  2. The amount of sweetener will depend on how ripe and sweet your plums are. If you prefer to use water, use warm water to dissolve the sugar.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 59kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 130mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 285IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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  1. The sorbet looks fabulous and perfect for summer parties. I do have a couple of plums and now I know what to try next 🙂

  2. Oh, this is so brilliant! I’m a fan of maple syrup, I’ll use it as sweetener

    Thank you for sharing

  3. What a great idea For a sorbet. I made it yesterday using fresh plums and it came out so good. Perfect for the heat wave here in FL.