Fresh raspberry sorbet in 30 minutes! A perfect frozen creamy treat for cooling down this summer!
My mother’s birthday was a few weeks ago and all of the kids pitched in to help with dinner at my parents house. I was assigned: dessert. No problem-o here, I have a plethora of desserts to make and new ones to try! I had a few ideas brewing in the back of my mind (one of them involving a take on triple berry cobbler, shh!) but then my mom asked for something specific. Raspberry Sorbet. Oh…. sure mom! I mean it’s her birthday, what’re ya gonna do??
It’s no secret i’m O.b.S.e.S.s.E.d with ice cream – really, I’d eat it every single day all day long. In my perfect world we would breath ice cream instead of air, it would be marvelous! Don’t judge, it’s genetic, I inherited this cream obsession from my mom’s side. My mom’s side is the Chase side, and the Chases LOVE their ice cream. Even though I prefer the “hard stuff”, my mom really has a soft spot (oh my gosh I’m so funny…) for sorbet. Particularly raspberry sorbet. So when she asked for raspberry sorbet for her birthday, I was more than thrilled to oblige. Plus, now I get to share the recipe with YOU! Win for everyone right?? And there it is, you are looking at my mother’s birthday dessert. Isn’t it pretty??
P.S. don’t be scared off if you don’t have an ice cream machine – you can freeze the sorbet in a shallow container overnight for similar results!
- about 5 cups of fresh raspberries
- 1 cup water
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- Add water and raspberries to a food processor. Pulse until mixture has a smooth consistency.
- Place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl. Add pureed raspberries to the strainer (1/4 at a time) and press with the back of a large spoon or a rubber spatula through the strainer to remove the seeds. Repeat with remaining raspberry puree. Discard anything left in the strainer.
- Add sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice to the raspberry juice in the bowl. Whisk until sugar is dissolved.
- Freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions. Serve immediately for a soft-serve dessert OR transfer to a shallow container and freeze an additional 1-2 hours for a more firm sorbet.