Raspberry Sorbet

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Fresh raspberry sorbet in 30 minutes! A perfect frozen creamy treat for cooling down this summer! 

Raspberry Sorbet

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??

Raspberry Sorbet

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!

Raspberry Sorbet

What people are saying about this Raspberry Sorbet

“This recipe is outstanding! I made a half recipe but accidentally put too much vanilla in, luckily I love vanilla and I highly suggest putting some extra in the sorbet for those who share my preference; it tastes great! I also strained the raspberries twice for a finer consistency, it took extra time but it was well worth it! The flavor is amazing.” – Kallie

“I’ve made this sorbet twice this summer! Such a good recipe, don’t change a thing! Thanks for sharing!” – Kate

“Absolutely love this recipe. I’ve been making it all summer. I adjust the sugar depending on the tartness of the berries. I don’t have an ice cream machine, so just stir every few hours while its freezing works fine. Making blackberry sorbet today!” – Susanne 

Raspberry Sorbet

Raspberry Sorbet

Fresh raspberry sorbet in 30 minutes! A perfect frozen creamy treat for cooling down this summer!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8


  • ~5 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime 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.
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Recipe adapted from Saveur.

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AbsoLutely love this recipe. Ive been making it all summer. I adjust the suger dependIng on the tartness os the berries. I dont have an icecream machine, so just stir every few hours while its freezing works fine. Making blackberry sorbet today!

    Great ideas, Susanne! Thanks for sharing your method of how to get it done without an icecream maker! Blackberry sorbet sounds right up my alley! Yum! 🙂

This is going to be a strange queation but Is this is american cups? I nEed this recipe for a food exam at school but im british so it has to be in grams and i need to convert it.

    Yes- it’s written using American cups!

5 stars
We just bought a house with some raspberry bushes. My husband hates the seeds, so I tried this recipe. Stupendous! I was a little SKEPTICAL about the vanilla and lime. shouldn’t have worried, They were an inspired addition.my compliments.

    Lucky you! Fresh fruit is the best!! Glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed this recipe, Elaine! Thanks for your feedback.

The recipe list says lime, but the directions say lemon. which is it?

    Hi Marie! You can use either lime or lemon for this recipe.

5 stars
Absolutely delicious! I used frozen raspberries – Next time I’ll try just a little less sugar…

    Thanks for your input, Janice! 🙂

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