We have 2 freezer bowls for our ice cream maker, and they’ve been in constant rotation the past few weeks, churning out refreshing coolness in many different flavors. A couple batches of peanut butter ice cream disappeared lickety-split at a gathering last week to celebrate the 4th of July, and the chocolate malt banana ice cream didn’t live to see 72 hours of our freezer interior. With our temperature hitting triple digits two times last week, we’ve had the perfect weather for cold treats, for sure!
And with our raspberries still producing like there’s no tomorrow…
I made Raspberry Sorbet.
It’s gorgeously ruby red and gem-like, colored only from Mother Nature’s personal berry palette. Sweet and icy, and flecked with a touch of whole berries, it’s just the perfect little scoop of refreshment after a summer meal from the grill.
Sweet and icy, and flecked with a touch of whole berries, it’s just the perfect little scoop of refreshment after a summer meal from the grill.
- 2 c. water
- 1.5 c. sugar
- 1.25 lbs. fresh raspberries
- 2 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- In a medium saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low and simmer, without stirring, for 5 minutes. This will create a slightly thickened syrup.
- Pour the syrup into a medium bowl and transfer to the freezer to let chill for 15 minutes.
- Using a blender or food processer, puree 1 pound of the raspberries with the syrup until smooth. Scrape the puree through a fine sieve or a colander lined with cheesecloth. Discard the seeds.
- Stir the lemon juice into the raspberry puree and freeze in an ice cream maker until almost set, but still a bit slushy. This should take about 25 minutes. Add remaining whole raspberries and continue freezing in the ice cream maker for an additional 5 minutes.
- Transfer the sorbet to a freezer safe container and freeze until completely set. A solid set can take a couple hours or more. When the sorbet is frozen solidly, it helps to let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before scooping.
Adapted from Saveur.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 7gSugar: 65gProtein: 1g
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Raspberry sorbet is one of my favorites, and perfect for a hot day. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe :)
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The color of this sorbet is just spectacular!
This bowl of sorbet looks stunning! Vibrant and fresh! I love sorbet, but never make it. Raspberries have tasted so sweet and delicious lately, I think I will pick some up and make sorbet. Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you, Tanya. I just love the bright color and flavor. It makes for a “wow” summer dessert, for sure!
Sorbet is such a refreshing treat, I’ll definitely be making more. Which flavor next?! :)
The color is so vibrant…This will really beat the summer heat. I am “in” for more cool desserts too. Our ice cream maker is never off the clock. Sometimes, the sound I hear coming from it is telling me to let the poor thing rest, after all the cool treats it has given the household. LOL! I lov to try this sorbet really soon!
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Absolutely stunning! I haven’t made sorbet yet but I will definitely give it a try! My ice cream maker is starting to collect a lot of dust lately.
IT’S TIME to dust off the ice cream maker!!! ;)
The sorbet looks beautiful! I`m loving the vibrant color. Since i loveee sorbet, you can bet that i`ll make this!
Next to orange… THIS is my favorite sorbet and sherbet flavor. Tart perfection.
Now you have me thinking…I haven’t done anything orange in my ice cream maker yet!! ;)
I also have two ice cream bowls…they are a must in the summer. This sorbet is gorgeous and raspberry is my favorite flavor.
Thank you so much, Cathy. And cheers to a deliciously chilled summer! :)
This is beautiful! I love sorbet!
Thank you, Jessica! :)
I hate to point out the obvious, but I LOVE the bright colour of this! It simply screams summer!
That color is hard to beat! :) Thanks, Katrina.
Raspberry sorbet sounds so dreamy to me right now! In triple digit heat, sorbet is pretty much the only thing I’d want to consume….in massive quantities. Gorgeous photos and yummy treat!
This just makes me want an ice cream maker even more!!! I love raspberries and sorbets! This looks delightful. I think I’m going to sell all my clothes and buy an ice cream maker instead, I won’t need them if I have an ice cream maker as I’ll be home making ice cream all the time! :)
I love raspberries and sorbet, this looks so refreshing!
Your desserts are always wonderful and your photographs always so beautiful.
Thank you, Paula. Have a great weekend! xo
Wow, Brenda, you are the frozen treats master! Your sorbet looks so perfect! I still have my ice cream maker bowl in the freezer and have not used it yet! Thanks for continuing to inspire me though!
Thanks, Mercedes. :) Have a great weekend!
Like Becca, makes me want to go out and buy an ice cream maker. We used to have one, but it rusted out and had to be thrown away. Anyway, your Raspberry Sorbet looks soooo good! :-)
Thank you so much. I remember wondering, when I bought the ice cream maker 10+ years ago, if it would just end up collecting dust. But, no! It is so fun, and can be as easy or complicated as you want. We use it ALOT during the summer!
What a lovely recipe! I made a rhubarb sorbet last week it was delish as well. I will be making this one this week sometime too. Love having an ice cream maker!!!!!
Thank you, Roselyn. Rhubarb sorbet…sounds tart and delicious!!
Wow that sorbet is really red! I love it It makes me want to go out and buy an ice cream maker :)
Isn’t it gorgeous?! :) Thanks, Becca!
This looks like pure, wonderful, delicious summer perfection in a bowl.
It is just that! :) Thanks, Natalie – have a great weekend!
This is gorgeous! Makes me want to run up the road and pick some raspberries right away!
Thank you, Becca!