This Easy Berry Sorbet is perfect for summer and a refreshing way to beat the heat! Made with fresh berries, water, and sugar- It is the perfect way to take advantage of in season produce!
This easy dessert recipe is packed with berry flavor. Using two varieties of fresh berries and cherry juice gives you a bold combination.
Serve this at your next outdoor event as a classy treat anytime of the year.
I love that, unlike ice cream, sorbets are not dairy based.
They are packed with fruit and frozen to perfection and the consistency you get is more like a packed down slush or a popsicle.
Since I did not have an ice cream maker on hand I had to do a little improvising. To achieve the smooth texture I actually used my Blendtec, but I will give you a few other ways to get the smooth texture that do not even require the use of a machine!
What is the difference between sorbet and ice cream?
The difference between sorbet and ice cream is the ingredients.
Sorbets are made of fruit, water, and sugar with an ice like texture. Ice cream is made with milk or cream giving it that creamy texture.
Is sorbet better for you than ice cream?
No. Sorbets tend to have more sugar than ice cream recipes. What it breaks down to is that they are both ok, in moderation.
One suggestion I have is not to limit yourself with the types of berries you use. We’ve tried a variety of different combinations and love each one. Mix in some cherries or even blueberries.
How to make sorbet without an ice cream maker:
- Pour your sorbet base into an air tight container.
- Place into the freezer.
- Remove and whisk every 20 minutes for the first two hours. Freeze solid.
How to make a fruit sorbet:
- 1-3/4 cups sugar
- 1-3/4 cups water
- 2 cups raspberries
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1-1/2 cups real cherry juice
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
- Combine the sugar and water in a large pot. Boil until the sugar has dissolved completely. Stir in the strawberries and raspberries. Continue cooking for ten minutes. Strain through a tight strainer. Refrigerate the juice until chilled and toss the pulp.
- Once your juice has cooled stir in the cherry juice, lime juice, and orange concentrate.
Options for freezing your sorbet
- - pour mixture into an ice cream maker and follow instructions that came wit it.
- - pour into an air tight container. Freeze solid. Blend until smooth and freeze again.
- - pour into an air tight container and place into the freezer. Whisk every 20 minutes for the first two hours then freeze solid.
- Enjoy with a hand full of fresh berries or berry sauce.
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