Cold and Creamy/ Dessert

Quick Raspberry Sorbet

People it is hot. Like really hot. I love it. Chalk it down to my desert birth (Jeddah) or my youth in a hot humid city (Karachi), but that lovely skin tingling under the suns rays feeling, that folks, is my happy place. On such a happy day I happened to venture to a local fruit/vegetable store and acquired these babies just because they looked so darn good.

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Then I got home and remembered something – I don’t actually like raspberries. Raspberry flavored things yes, raw raspberries not so much. So then 20 minutes later I had this.

Quick Raspberry Sorbet

It was hot you know, and in my mind sorbets without the cream and eggs of French style ice creams are practically a health food and this one hit the spot. Slightly sweet, slightly tart, and just beautiful to look at it, it’s the perfect cold treat for those last days of summer.

This makes a generous 3 servings which is perfect for us, but if you were having company then I suggest doubling it. Extras aren’t a bad thing 😉

Raspberry Sorbet

2 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar (more for a sweeter sorbet)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
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Puree the raspberries and water together. Set a strainer over a large bowl and strain the puree to remove seeds. Whisk in sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice. Taste. Churn in ice cream machine according to manufacturers directions (this small amount took me 10 minutes) or put in a freezer safe container and mix every few hours till it is at your desired level of firmness.

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Chitra Jagadish
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    Sorbet looks soo divine Sarah. …what a eye catchy colour….amazing ..

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    Malar
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    Awesome color !!!

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    Divya @ Yum'e'licious
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    What beautiful vibrant colour… Luks yumm…

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      sarahjmir
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      mother nature sure comes up with some pretty things 🙂

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    MyNinjaNaan
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    I’m with you here, raspberries make amazing desserts! Cute bowls!

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    spiceinthecity
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    Delicious & refreshing! Love your bowls 🙂

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    Teresa Blackburn
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    The simplicity of this is just grand and the color is fantastic and it is really hot today so i would love this very much. Nice post.

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    Amira
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    Nice recipe, easy , quick and healthy. I was born in Riyadh city and lived in humid hot Cairo so I feel for you. I like summers and hater winters too. Thanks for sharing.

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    salmadinani
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    Looks like a super simple and delicious recipe!

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    dedy oktavianus pardede
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    Nice and comforting cold dessert!!!
    delicious….

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    Faaiza.O
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    This looks good! I love sorbets, so refreshing.

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    thomasvinicombe
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    This looks so good! I absolutely love raspberry sorbet 🙂

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      sarahjmir
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      Thank you thank you 🙂 btw I am this close to tossing my coffee maker in the garbage and debating between a french press and a stovetop. Thoughts?

    Penny for your thoughts?