Cherry Sorbet

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Sorbet- a cherry-licious ice cold treat on a hot summer day. 

Sorbet- a cherry-licious ice cold treat on a hot summer day.

I’ve been playing around with my new ice cream maker and I’m having fun with all the possibilities, you should expect to see a lot more frozen treats in the weeks to come!

First on my list was sorbet. Cherry ice is my favorite summer flavor but I was really amazed at how much better cherry ice tastes when using real cherries and not the artificial cherry flavor we are all used to. The deep red color is all natural, no color added. Although pitting the cherries is a bit time consuming, it’s well worth the end results.

These would make great tasting ice pops too if you don’t have an ice cream maker. Use your sweetener of choice, Stevia of course could be used in place of the sugar or agave if that is what you prefer.

Sorbet- a cherry-licious ice cold treat on a hot summer day. 
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Cherry Sorbet

136 Cals 1 Protein 37 Carbs 0.5 Fats
Yield: 8 servings
COURSE: Dessert, Snack
CUISINE: American
Sorbet- a cherry-licious ice cold treat on a hot summer day.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs cherries
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Stem the cherries and remove the pits.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the cherries with the water, sugar, and lemon juice, and cook until the cherries are very soft and cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature, then refrigerate to chill thoroughly.
  • Puree the cherries and their liquid and put the mixture through a fine sieve.
  • Once the cherry mixture is chilled, freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup, Calories: 136kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 5mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 31g
WW Points Plus: 4
Keywords: Freezer Meals, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Vegetarian Meals

 

 

Makes 1 pint.

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63 comments

  1. It's usually near the honey and syrup, but you can use sugar instead.

  2. can not find agave. Any suggestions? Joyce

  3. I am the luckiest girl in the world because I went to Ginas for dinner and she still had plenty of this fabulous sorbet leftover and she was kind enough to ask me to finish it to which I happily obliged!!! I had been stalking her sorbet on the site for days so imagine my delight to learn the rest was mine, mine, all mine!!!! You are the best friend EVER!!! Now can you please make more?

  4. I ordered the recommended ice cream maker right away and tried this recipe on Wednesday. For some reason my cherry pitter wasn't working correctly so I made a total mess pitting them. After all that work, the result was very tasty! I would recommend using a little less sugar if your sweet cherries are very ripe and it helps to place it in the freezer for a better texture/firmness. It was even better the second day. Now I can't wait for more frozen dessert recipes!

  5. I made this last night and it was absolutely amazing. One piece of advice I have to give is to heed Gina's advice of straining the cherry mix through a sieve before putting it in the machine. For some reason I didn't feel like that was a necessary step because I wanted my sorbet to have some chunks of fruit in it, but alas, it would have prevented the little pieces of pits to get in and would have had just as much cherry flavor, I'm sure. Live and learn. 🙂 Thanks for the awesome low-point recipe, Gina. It was truly awesome!

  6. First, you are making a cook out of me. Second, I made this and it was great. Because you are giving me confidence, on the second go around, changed it up a bit. Used 1 cup Diet Ginger Ale (instead of water) and 1/3 cup sugar (in lieu of sugar). Wow. So good. Thanks. h

  7. I was so excited to make this but after it was done, it just was not as good as I had thought it would be. The sorbet was just a little too sweet for me. Next time I will reduce the sugar.

  8. Thanks Heather!

  9. Yum! I am on a sorbet kick right now and Cherries are just in season where I live. Can't wait to make some cherry sorbet!!

    Heather at Farmgirl Gourmet

    p.s. – I love your blog!!!

  10. this sorbet looks amazing! I recently made my first sorbet. But I had to make mine the old fashioned way since I don't own an ice cream maker…yet! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Sur La Table or William Sonoma would have good ones.

  12. Do you have any suggestions on where to buy a sieve? I have been looking for a quality one for awhile!
    Julianna
    jrholbroo@yahoo.com

  13. This looks like a great recipe. I've been using my ice cream maker as much as possible so far. I know I'd love the cherry flavor, especially with some dark chocolate chips mixed in.

  14. wow. this looks amazing. I've recently been given an ice cream maker as a housewarming gift. This looks too good not make!

  15. This was also an excellent recipe! I would like to try it with Splenda next time just to test it. I used my Kitchen-Aid ice cream attachment, and it worked well using this recipe.

  16. I am going to try making these as popsicles. What a GREAT idea, I love cherries!

  17. I had extra blueberries so I am trying it with those. I am excited to see how it turns out.

  18. How much splenda?

  19. This looks super yummy! So refreshing for the hot weather we're having!

  20. I think I really need to get myself an ice cream maker now! I didn't want to end up eating tons of ice cream with all the cream and sugar but sorbets can be so much fun!