Have you ever wondered how delicious it would be to enjoy a cool, creamy treat on a hot summer day? Well, we have the perfect recipe for you – blueberry sorbet! This sweet and refreshing dessert is easy to make and requires no baking. Plus, it’s full of health benefits too! So, what are you waiting for? Read on to get the scoop on all things blueberry sorbet and learn how to prepare this tasty treat in your own kitchen.
What Is the Secret to Making the Best Blueberry Sorbet?
Fresh Blueberries Make All the Difference
The best way to enjoy fresh blueberries while they are in season is to make sorbet. You can grow them in your garden, pick them up at a nearby orchard, or purchase them at a farmers’ market. Blueberries that are just past ripe are the best because they still have some acid and tannins. When you use overripe blueberries, they lose their complexity. Blueberry sorbet can still be made after the blueberry season has passed by using fresh frozen fruit. Blueberries that have been commercially frozen are picked at their peak and will make a delicious sorbet.
Why Do We Add Lemon to This Sorbet?
A little lemon zest (bitter), lemon juice (an acid), and a pinch of salt brighten the intense blueberry flavor of this sorbet. Ideal for a hot summer day.
- Determine the texture you desire. If you want a smoother blueberry sorbet, strain it after pureeing the ingredients together. The seeds and skins are removed using a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth, resulting in a very smooth texture.
- If the frozen blueberries contain added sugar, you will need to adjust the recipe. Defrost the berries before pureeing them to achieve the desired texture for the finished product.
- Although this recipe can be made with less sugar, the end result will be different. If there isn’t enough sugar or a little alcohol in the recipe, fresh sorbets can get especially hard in the freezer.
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- 5 cups fresh blueberries
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest grated
- pinch salt
- In a large bowl, place the blueberries, honey,sugar,lemon juice, lemon zest and salt and mix well.
- With a potato masher, mash the blueberries.
- In a blender, add the mashed blueberries and pulseuntil smooth.
- Through a fine mesh strainer, strain themixture into a large bowl, pressing with the back of a large spoon.
- Refrigerate the bowl of blueberry mixture forat least 1 hour.
- Transfer the mixture into an ice cream makerand process according to manufacturer’s directions.
- Now, transfer into an airtight container andfreeze for at least 4-5 hours before serving.