This easy Berry Sorbet is made with an abundance of fresh, juicy berries, this luscious treat is a burst of vibrant flavors and a refreshing delight. Get ready to learn how to create this irresistible berry sorbet that will be the star of your dessert table and a summer favorite!
Why You’ll Love This Homemade Sorbet
- Minimal Ingredients: You only need a handful of ingredients to make this incredibly delicious sorbet!
- No Special Equipment: While you can make this in a machine, you don’t need an ice cream maker to get that perfect consistency.
- Customizable: You can use different berries and juices for different flavor combinations!
“I’ve made this recipe “I used all raspberries instead of a strawberry/raspberry mix and it turned out delicious. ” – Marcy
Did you know you can make a sorbet at home that rivals even the most fancy brands? You don’t even need any special equipment and it takes less than ten minutes of prep time. I almost couldn’t believe it myself, but now I’m a berry sorbet addict.
We make this all summer long. I’ve probably whipped up over a dozen batches since we first discovered how simple it really can be to make. The texture is smooth and it is bursting with the natural sweetness and vibrant flavors of various berries. It truly is a delightful dessert that captures the essence of summer in every spoonful.
Berry Sorbet Ingredients
The list of ingredients is short, making this even more enticing to whip up! Here is what you will need to get started:
- Sugar: The start of this recipe is fairly simple and includes making a simple syrup of sugar and water. This uses regular white sugar, or granulated sugar, and is the best start to this treat.
- Berries: I really love a combination of fresh raspberries and strawberries. However, you can use almost any berry combination.
- Juice: Specifically, cherry juice, lime juice, and orange juice concentrate. This blend of juices are what take this recipe from good to great!
How To Make Fruit Sorbet
- PREP: Combine the sugar and water in a large pot. Boil until the sugar has dissolved completely.
- BERRIES: 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 (or use it to make jam). Once the juice has cooled stir in the cherry juice, lime juice, and orange concentrate.
- FREEZE: Either pour mixture into an ice cream maker and follow instructions that came wit it, OR pour into an airtight container and place into the freezer. Whisk every 20 minutes for the first two hours then freeze solid.
- Silicone Spatulas: One of my MUST have items in the kitchen. This set of silicone spatulas (affiliate) is probably the most used item I own. I use them to for scraping bowls, cooking stovetop, and so much more.
- Containers: I purchased this set of two containers (affiliate) a few summers ago. It is ideal for this recipe and fills both up perfectly.
- Ice Cream Scoops: I own six ice cream scoops, but this one is the most used. The pointed tip helps even the hardest ice cream scoop out like butter.
You can use a variety of berries to make a delicious sorbet. Here are some popular options: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Feel free to experiment with different berry combinations or use your favorite berries to customize the sorbet according to your taste preferences.
Yes, you can use frozen berries instead of fresh ones to make berry sorbet. Frozen berries are a convenient option, especially when fresh berries are not in season or not readily available. Frozen berries are typically picked and frozen at their peak ripeness, which means they still retain their flavor and nutritional value.
No. I’ve included instructions on how to make berry sorbet without an ice cream maker in the recipe card. All you need to do is pour into an airtight container and place into the freezer. Whisk every 20 minutes for the first two hours then freeze solid.
No. Sugar works best with this sorbet.
Yes, you can absolutely make berry sorbet ahead of time and store it in the freezer. In fact, sorbet is typically made in advance and stored in the freezer until ready to serve. When stored properly homemade sorbet will last up to 4 months in the freezer.
Easy Berry Sorbet
- 1¾ cups sugar
- 1¾ cups water
- 2 cups raspberries
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1½ 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 (or use it to make jam).
- Once the 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 airtight container. Freeze solid. Blend until smooth and freeze again.
- Pour into an airtight 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.