Black and Blue Sorbet

It’s time to shake it up a little bit at Mommie Cooks and what better way to do it than to throw out some Black and Blue Sorbet on the blog.  If you’re anything like me, just thinking about this dish gets your mouth watering.  It’s simple, it’s delicious, and it’s a perfect summertime treat.

Why am I calling it black and blue?  Because I couldn’t decide whether to make a blackberry sorbet or a blueberry one so I added them both for an amazing flavor combination (and a cute name to boot).  You ready to put a batch of your own together?  Here’s what you’ll need:


Ingredients Needed:

2 Cups of Blueberries
2 Cups of Blackberries
1 Cup of Sugar
1 Cup of Water
2 tsp of Lemon Juice

First off, add your sugar and water to a medium pot and set it to boil.

Boil it for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the sugar is dissolved.

Then take your sugar water and put in the fridge until completely cooled. Once it’s cooled, pull it back out and we’ll get started on making some sorbet.

You’ll want to grab your four cups of berries and throw them in a blender with about half your sugar water.  Blend it up well.  Now add in the remaining sugar water along with your lemon juice.  Blend it up again.  Here’s what you’ll have at this point.

Before you can put the sorbet into your ice cream maker, you’ll need to strain out the seeds.  Grab your strainer and pour a portion of your mixture in.  It’s thick stuff so it won’t just pour through.  You can help it out by pushing from the top with your spoon to get it all through.  Here’s mine when I first put it in the strainer:

And here it is after it’s been strained.  You can see that we definitely removed a lot of seeds.  Finish straining the mixture and discard the seeds.

Here’s what you’ll have now.  Notice how much smoother it is without all those seeds.

Now it’s time to throw your mixture in the ice cream maker.  Run your maker according to their directions and when it’s done, pop it in the freezer to finish hardening.  Here’s mine before going in the freezer.

And are you ready for this?  Here’s the after.  This stuff is sooooo delicious.  And the best part for me is that, aside from the sugar, it’s a healthy after meal treat.

Of course, if you know me at all, you know I had to take it one step further and make some homemade whipped cream to upgrade our sorbet to a parfait (You can make your own homemade whipped cream by adding 1 cup heavy cream, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla to your mixer and whipping it up until stiff peaks form).  Yea, yea, mommie believes, if you’re going to do dessert you need to go big or go home.  Wait, I am home.  Hmmm.  Just stick some parfait in your bowl and let’s do this.

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Black and Blue Sorbet

Ingredients:

2 Cups of Blueberries
2 Cups of Blackberries
1 Cup of Sugar
1 Cup of Water
2 tsp of Lemon Juice

Directions:

First off, add your sugar and water to a medium pot and set it to boil.

Boil it for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the sugar is dissolved.

Then take your sugar water and put in the fridge until completely cooled. Once it's cooled, pull it back out and we'll get started on making some sorbet.

You'll want to grab your four cups of berries and throw them in a blender with about half your sugar water. Blend it up well. Now add in the remaining sugar water along with your lemon juice. Blend it up again.

Grab your strainer and pour a portion of your mixture in. Continue until it's all been strained

Run your ice cream maker according to directions and when it's done, pop it in the freezer to finish hardening.

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20 Responses to “Black and Blue Sorbet”

  1. 1

    Chef Bee — June 9, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

    Looks amazing. I love the texture it came out. So silky and smooth but still homemade!
    Plan B

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    anniebakes — June 9, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

    too funny, julie i was thinking of doing sorbet when i am your guest blogger-maybe i'll do ice cream instead! this flavor looks wonderful
    anne
    http://www.anniebakes.net

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    M @ Betty Crapper — June 9, 2010 @ 10:51 pm

    I love the name. Great berry combo and I love how you served it w whipped cream.

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    Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds — June 10, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    That looks so yummy. A great summer treat.

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    Ma What's 4 dinner — June 10, 2010 @ 7:32 am

    I was thinking about it this morning and now it's official, I'm going out to by an ice cream machine today! Great idea and healthy. That's why I love you!

    Good luck with summer vacation. Ours started almost 2 weeks ago. UGH!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
    http://www.mawhats4dinner.com

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    Chef Dennis — June 10, 2010 @ 8:09 am

    what a perfect sorbet!! it looks delicious, thanks so much for sharing!

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    OK Chick — June 10, 2010 @ 8:23 am

    Recently I went to a cooking class and the instructor mentioned how to make sorbet. She mentioned a spice you needed to put in it as well. I can't remember the name. It was some weird name, and I had never heard of it. You way is much easier, and I know all your ingredients.

    PS- My Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins are supper easy. I take a Lemon Poppyseed mix and add fresh blueberries. It so mummy and gives the muffins a new twist. :)

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    Sarah @ Mum In Bloom — June 10, 2010 @ 8:42 am

    Oh my that looks amazing and delicious! Your family must've went crazy for this. We're going blackberry picking soon and I'm gonna save this recipe to try :)

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    julie — June 10, 2010 @ 9:03 am

    OK Chick, Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I'm such a sucker for poppy seed pastries!

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    Monet — June 10, 2010 @ 11:03 am

    Julie,
    Your pictures are stunning! What a perfect summer treat. My sister and I loved sorbet growing up, and I'm eager to try this out!

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    KG Style — June 10, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

    You are amazing! Your pics are amazing!
    Why not write a book called "Mommie Cooks? and send it to the publisher I work for.

    If you want more information, send me an email at kgstyle@gmail.com.

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    gringationcancun — June 10, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    WOWZA!!! Normally I'm not big on ice cream, but dang! That looks amazing.

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    5 Star Foodie — June 10, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    A perfectly refreshing summer berry sorbet! Love the name!

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    Biren — June 10, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

    Hey Julie…this sorbet looks amazing. I like that fancy dressed up one with cream, fruits and mint leaves :)

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    Holly — June 11, 2010 @ 3:35 am

    That looks delightful! It is berry picking season…I would love to make sorbet with them.

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    Julie — June 11, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    That's one gorgeous parfait!

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    JDaniel4's Mom — June 11, 2010 @ 1:32 pm

    This is perfect for the summer! Stopping from SITS!

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    Mhel — June 12, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    Wow! a cool summer dessert! Ive never tried making sorbet. Would wanna try to make one sometimes… Stopping by from SITS! Happy Saturday Sharefest!

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    grace — June 13, 2010 @ 3:48 am

    this is one heck of a lovely frozen treat, julie! it's a shame there isn't some fabulous use for those seeds. meh, regardless, the hue of your sorbet is stunning and i can imagine all kinds of ways to eat it–bravo!

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