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Monday, March 28, 2016

Raspberry Sorbet (with honey) - Mondays with MiMi


     I'm sure you have heard the saying that great minds think alike.  I guess that it's true.  When I got out the pink velvet ice cream with cream cheese frosting at our Valentine's Day get together both my husband, Pops, and son-in-law, Matt, were excited that I had made raspberry sorbet.  It baffles me how they both incorrectly thought I had made raspberry sorbet and were excited it.  As it turned out they both liked the ice cream that night but I knew I would be making raspberry sorbet for our next get together.


     I was a little bit disappointed that Matt was unable to make it to our family dinner when I was so excited to surprise him with raspberry sorbet but I was sure to send plenty home for him to enjoy.  As it turns out it was a big hit for everybody who ate it.  I went straight to work the next week coming up with a strawberry orange sorbet.  I am sure that there will be some blackberry sorbet as soon as they ripen on our vines.



    Sorbet is such a nice fruity and refreshing treat.  I am sure that my family will be requesting it quite often in the future.  I will be happy to oblige.  It's quick and easy to make and has a lot of fruit in it.  As with my ice cream recipes, I like to sweeten with honey instead of processed sugar.  I hope to experiment a little more with using maple syrup as a sweetener too.



Raspberry Sorbet

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen raspberries
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups honey
3 T lemon juice
Optional: the zest from one lemon

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Whir it together until it is all fully incorporated and the berries have broken down.
  2. You can filter out the seeds if you would like.
  3. Place in the bowl of your ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturers directions.
  4. Store in the freezer until ready to eat.


25 comments:

  1. Looks refreshing!!! Yummy! I can just taste this after a Mexican meal, well, any meal, lol!!

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    1. It would be great after something spicy for sure!

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  2. I will be saving this for raspberry picking season! Sounds so good.

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    1. It is really is delicious and would be a great use for a bountiful harvest!

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  3. I love anything with raspberries. This sorbet looks scrumptious! Love that you sweetened it with honey.

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    1. It turned out really well. Full of berry flavor with just a bit of honey flavor to round it out. Thank you!

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  4. This sorbet looks like the perfect light, refreshing treat after a weekend of heavy Easter indulgence. I love berry season!

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    1. Berry season is my favorite too! I can't wait for our strawberries to ripen, in the mean time I am enjoying getting decent berries at the store finally!

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  5. The sorbet looks so good Carlee.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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  6. I do love using the ice cream machine in the heat of summer. This looks like it will be a hit.

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  7. Looks great and so easy to make!
    I'm definitely going to try it
    Thanks!

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    1. It is so easy and really refreshing! I hope you love it!

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  8. This sounds SO tasty! :)

    I would love for you to share this on my FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  9. This looks really refreshing and delicious. I bet that it would be a delicious dessert that's not too filling. And I really like that you sweetened it with honey. In the summer it would be great in a glass topped with some club soda and a lime for a refreshing cool drink on a hot day.

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    1. That would be soooo good! Thanks for the idea, Nikki!

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  10. I need to try making ice cream or sherbet. It seems so intimidating! You make it look easy :)

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    1. It really is so much easier than you think!

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  11. I have an ice cream maker that I've used only a few times but I've not ever tried sorbet! I'll be giving this a whirl for sure! Pinning!

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    1. MiMi makes the best ice cream! She posted a brownie batter one that was SOOOOO good, and one that uses hot chocolate mix too. I really like how easy and refreshing the sorbets are though, so I hope you love them!

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