Soooo Easy Freezer Sorbet

Three Sorbets

Three Sorbets

I can thank two friends for this recipe. They came over for dinner and I served a favorite dessert—a trio of 3 sorbet balls studded with mint leaves. (Ok, I forgot to add the mint that night, but imagine it as it should have been.)

During dinner they mentioned that they were not going to be around to pick the cherries on their “baby” cherry trees and we were welcome to them if we were interested. We jumped at the chance—who could resist foraging for fruit?

That weekend we headed out and returned with a medium sized bowl of cherries and a lot of enthusiasm.

Bowl of Cherries

Bowl of Cherries

Harvest in hand, err… bucket, I hit the web for recipe ideas and freezer sorbet popped right up.

I always hesitate to try things like sorbets because working with the ice cream freezer is so much work. And recipes for freezer versions usually require freezing, extracting (at just the right moment??), then running through the blender a second time—would I ever get the timing right?

But this recipe swore it would work right in the freezer with just some simple stiring.  With sorbet fresh in my mind, that was all it took to convince me.

The notes claim that the salt is responsible for keeping it from freezing too hard, but I suspected it was the wine and reduced the salt. Even in my zero degree freezer, it came out perfect. I even skipped the extra stirring, tasting without stirring after a couple of hours, then heading out of town while it finished.  Here is my version:

Easy Freezer Sorbet

Ingredients

  • 3 cups pitted tart cherries
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
 Directions

1.  Place the ingredient in a blender, and process until smooth.

Blending Sorbet

Blending Sorbet

2.  Pour the mixture into a 6-cup freezer container with a flat bottom. Cover and freeze until hard.

Cherry Puree

Cherry Puree

My college aged daughter was home and started gobbling it down before it was even fully frozen. (I admit to threatening her with a fork.) When finished we combined it with a couple commercial sorbets to recreate my dessert and indulged once again.

Partially Frozen Sorbet

Partially Frozen Sorbet

The kids think blogging is awesome.

Sorbet

Sorbet

This was sooo… easy, there will definitely be variations on this theme. Next time—peach??

What flavor sorbet would you try?

16 thoughts on “Soooo Easy Freezer Sorbet

  1. Louise

    I was headed to those Swedish pancakes when I spied that Sorbet heading and just had to check it out. My first attempt at Sorbet was just in the last few weeks as my grandson, Noah can’t eat ice cream. We won’t talk about my disaster! Thank goodness Noah was most understanding. “Don’t worry grammy, I’ll have a freezer pop instead!” Lol, and he did.

    I think I’ll send this link to my daughter who is now back in Idaho. Perhaps, she will do better. Oh, I’ll save it too just in case I muster up the courage to try again. It sure sounds easy!!! The cherries look scrumptious, you lucky girl!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Inger…

    Thank you so much for your kind comments and surprise email. It was just what I needed. I’m on the road to getting back to being myself:)

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