Sunday, April 1, 2012

16 #Berrylove: Gluten Free Blackberry Orange Sorbet

blackberry orange sorbet

April is #berrylove month! To bring in the excitement of fresh fruit, I wanted to make a simple and delicious fresh fruit sorbet with only a small amount of added sugar. It's a healthy and delicious way to eat your fruit, especially on the hot summer days coming up.

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Gluten Free Blackberry Orange Sorbet

Servings: 4 small bowls or cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Freeze Time: 20 minutes
Needed Tools: Ice Cream Maker, fine strainer

6 oz blackberries
1 cara cara orange, peeled
2 lemons, peeled
3 tbsp water
3 tbsp granulated sugar

In a small bowl, combine the berries, orange, and lemons. Juice with an immersion blender until a fine juice is formed, about 1-3 minutes. Pour the juice through a fine grater to remove any seeds and non-blended pulp.
Set the juice aside. In a small microwaveable bowl, combine the sugar and water. Heat in 30 second intervals, or until the sugar has dissolved. Add to the juice and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Pour the juice into an ice cream maker, and churn until the juice has frozen into a sorbet. Enjoy!

As an alternative to a sorbet, you can add 1/3  cup plain yogurt to the juice for a fresh, healthy smoothie!


  1. Sorry to miss out on the love this month, but your sorbet sounds fabulous! Love the combo of blackberries and my favorite cars cars refreshing!

    1. Thanks EA, miss your posts on this month. I love the combo of those flavors as well.

  2. Loving the blackberry orange combination! The sorbet is just a perfect treat in this weather.

  3. This fruit combo just begs for a warm summer day - look forward to trying!

    1. Agreed, I made it one of the days we had 80 degree weather and put it into a frosted glass...ended up being super awesome!

  4. This blackberry orange sorbet looks sooooo refreshing & delightful ! Thanks for the recipe & sharing the berrylove!

  5. T.R., how awesome is this recipe... and it's so simple and refreshing and I bet it's great for you! Big time "Like"!

  6. I absolutely must pass this sorbet onto my husband and son - they are going to love it! Passing on some #berrylove to you!

  7. This sorbet is perfect for the warm weather approaching. I like blackberry orange combo and the fact that you can also make a smoothie, how delicious.
    Sending #berrylove your way.

    1. The smoothie variety is the best, and definitely much better than store bought varieties (probably also lower sugar/additives as well).

  8. i love sorbets! blackberries and orange are such a unique combination, wow. :D sending some #berrylove to you!

  9. love that color and the orange in this pretty sorbet.. i'll have to wait another month before hitting ice creams.. still too cold out here!

  10. Bummer! Hope it starts warming up soon!

  11. Totally refreshing!! :) Sending you some weekend #berry love!

  12. So refreshing with the best, simple ingredients!! Love this idea combining citrus with berries!

  13. I *really* need to get an ice cream maker. This sounds so refreshing and delicious. I love orange-blackberry combo; it's kind of unusual but sounds sooo good!