Raspberry Sorbet Bubblies

Since I made that tantalizing raspberry sorbet, this has proven to be my favorite way to enjoy it:

Just a little scoop of its sweet summery goodness in a small glass topped off with a sparkling beverage – alcoholic or NA…these Raspberry Sorbet Bubblies have been making me smile.

If you already have your raspberry sorbet frozen in the freezer, there really couldn’t be a much simpler dessert to serve than this. Just open up your choice of bubbly(s) and pour!

I came across many intriguing sorbets that incorporated alcohol right into the frozen sorbet. But I wanted more freedom with it…to be able to enjoy it without alcohol myself, and to be able to serve it to our young girls. Hatti and Tessa love to sit at the counter with their half-pint jars of sorbet and share a bottle of soda between the two of them. It’s such a bright and happy dessert!

The girls and I are huge fans of Izze and Joia fruit sodas, and they go so swell with this raspberry sorbet. Do you know about Joia sodas? They are a relatively new bottle, hailing from right here in Minnesota. Joia offers a bit of sophistication to sparkling fruit drinks, mixing fruits with herbs and spices. Like pineapple with coconut and nutmeg. And my personal favorite, grapefruit with chamomile and cardamom, which I find ultra crisp and refreshing. Check out their website for Joia mixology ideas and locations where you can pick up some for yourself!

Raspberry Sorbet Bubblies


  • raspberry sorbet
  • sparkling wine or champagne, preferably with a touch of berry fruitiness, for alcoholic
  • berry flavored sodas (I like Izze and Joia brands), for non-alcoholic
  • fresh raspberries for additional garnish, if desired


About 15 minutes prior to serving, take the sorbet out of the freezer. Place a small scoop of sorbet into a small glass - I like to use martini glasses or half-pint canning jars. Add your choice of bubbly. Garnish with a few fresh raspberries, if desired. A small spoon is sometimes nice, too, to scoop up the delicious sorbet. Enjoy!


Inspired by my friend Shaina Olmanson's very delicious "Peach Granita Bellinis" in her new cookbook, Desserts in Jars.

Here are a few more raspberry recipes for you:


25 Responses to “Raspberry Sorbet Bubblies”

  1. #
    Paula — July 13, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Those Joie soda’s sound lovely and your raspberry sorbet bubblies look so refreshing.

  2. #
    Paula — July 13, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Joia sodas (sorry for the typo! Feel free to correct original and delete this comment)

  3. #
    Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads — July 13, 2012 at 9:35 am

    These sound fantastic! Great idea!

  4. #
    Shaina — July 13, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I love that you used the sorbet you made for this. It is one of my favorite uses of sorbet and granita, and the Blackberry Joia is one of the kids’ favorites. So good!

  5. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I’ve decided your raspberries are the prettiest I’ve ever seen! Love the look of these sparkling bubblies!

    • Brenda replied on July 14th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Ahhhh…thank you so much, Laura. :)

  6. #
    Grandmereb Lovestobake — July 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Ooh La La! That drink looks and sounds so sophisticated and yummy! :)

    • Brenda replied on July 14th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Sophisticated, yet so NOT! Just refreshing and fun…and, yes, definitely yummy!

  7. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    This sounds awesome! What a nice cool treat for this hot day!

  8. #
    Cathy @ Noble Pig — July 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I’m definitely in for the sparkling wine version…love this!

    • Brenda replied on July 14th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      My favorite version, too. ;)

  9. #
    Julia {The Roasted Root} — July 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    You turned an already delicious dessert into aother awesome treat, I love it! While I’d gladly enjoy the non-alcohoic version, I keep thinking dropping a scoop into a class of chardonney or champagne would be fantastic! I love Izze sodas – this would be fun too! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  10. #
    Maria — July 16, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Such a gorgeous drink! Love it!

  11. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — July 16, 2012 at 8:35 am

    NICE! I think I’ll make a batch for the kids and a separate batch for the grownups!

  12. #
    Lisa | With Style and Grace — July 16, 2012 at 11:07 am

    so refreshing, perfect for summer!

  13. #
    2sisters2cities — July 18, 2012 at 11:53 am

    This recipe looks fantastic! I am actually hosting a raspberry linky party at http://www.2sisters2cities.com/2012/07/fresh-produce-tuesday-raspberry-recipes/ as part of our Fresh Produce Tuesday series. I would love if you submitted this recipe!


  14. #
    Terri @ that's some good cookin' — July 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    These look so fun and totally delicious. Thanks for sharing your raspberry sorbet recipe and the idea for these bubblies!

  15. #
    Suzie — July 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I have just started making sorbet. I did a lemon-lime sorbet and poured sprite over it…yum! Your raspberry bubblies (love the name) look and sound fantastic! :)

    • Brenda replied on July 22nd, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Your version sounds great, too! :)

  16. #
    Russell van Kraayenburg — August 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    This is my kind of drink! lovely!

    • Brenda replied on August 16th, 2012 at 10:02 am

      Thank you, Russell – such a fun way to celebrate summer!

  17. #
    Mercedes — December 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I will definitely be ringing in the new year with bubbly and this looks like a very refreshing variation!

  18. #
    Joia All Natural Soda — October 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Yum! This looks delicious. We will have to try it out. The photos are beautiful, thanks for sharing!


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