Sunday, July 24, 2011

Let Them Eat Sorbet Part 2

Several people have requested the recipe for the raspberry sorbet so here it is.

One word of advice:  Plan better than I did.  The day that I made this, I had visions of enjoying a bowl of sorbet after supper as the boys enjoyed ice cream.  I did not fully read the recipe before hand and did not start preparing the sorbet until 3 in the afternoon, thus explaining why I had a little with breakfast the next morning.  Although I do have to confess, I had a bowl at 10 at night because I just couldn't wait until the following day.  It was good.


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 pound frozen  unsweetened raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Prepare a simple syrup with the sugar and water:  Place the water and sugar in a saucepan over low heat, stirring to dissolve sugar, 3-5 minutes.  boil the mixture for 1 minute then remove from heat.  Pour the syrup into a heatproof container and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Place the raspberries and cooled syrup in a saucepan, bring to a boil and then simmer for 2-3 minutes.  cool for few minutes then transfer to blender or food processor and process until pureed.  Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the mixture to remove the seeds.  Add lemon juice, stir, cover and place in freezer.

When sorbet is completely frozen (3-4 hours), remove from freezer and let stand at room temperature until partially thawed.  Transfer to food processor and process to break up ice crystals.  (This is the point where I enjoyed a big bowl of creamy, soft sorbet.)  Place sorbet back into pan and refreeze for at least 3 hours and up to several days.

This recipe is found in The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

I finished the last of my batch a couple of nights ago and will soon be making another batch.

Happy weekending!


  1. This sounds wonderful. I made a peach granita and it's yummy so now I'm moving onto sorbet. Jude x. pS love your blog, your soaps look super.

  2. Yep, that does look like a real treat. I think I'll give it a go x

  3. thank you. I can't wait to make it!

  4. Yum...thanks for the recipe! ;-)

    I can't wait to try it...I think I actually have everything in the I go!

  5. Absolutely going to do this. My husband will love it. I could use a few brownie points with him right now... ;-)

  6. Oh my! Your sorbet is making my mouth water. Can it be as easy as you make it appear???

  7. Thanks sooooo much for the recipe...sorbets and icecreams are my absolute soul foods!! Despite it being mid-winter here I just knocked up some delish icecream batches a few days ago...strawberry and the chocolatiest choc that ever chocced! Sooooo good and as I'm sure you've found, leaves the store bought stuff for dead.

  8. This sounds delicious! I suppose it's not really sorbet weather anymore, but I have raspberry bushes in my backyard, so I'm definitely bookmarking this for next summer!
    x Katherine


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