Monday, September 14, 2009

Simply Blueberry Sorbet

First off, this is not my photo, however mine looked exactly like this, I borrowed the photo from Sweet Pleasure.

I purchased the ice cream attachment for my Kitchenaide mixer this summer and we have been busy making ice cream and sorbet.

Here is the recipe for the Sorbet, it was amazingly flavorful and delish! I am not a fan of ice cream normally, but homemade is so much better that I adore it.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water, preferably spring water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 pints (about 2 pounds or 6 cups) fresh-picked blueberries, rinsed and patted dry
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 large egg white

Preparation

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, water, and salt. Cook, stirring, until the sugar and salt have dissolved, about 3 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes.

In a blender, purée the blueberries with the syrup and lemon juice until very smooth (you may need to divide this into several batches if your blender is not extra-large).

If desired, strain through a fine-mesh sieve for a smoother texture. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight.

Churn in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions.

Add the egg white, if using, during the last 2 to 3 minutes of churning. Place into an airtight container and freeze.

14 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

this is really good on a hot day!

Bethie said...

Wow! That sounds fantastic!!

Elyse said...

Blueberry sorbet sounds fantastic right now! Man oh man, my horrible blogging skills have made me miss some seriously awesome food!!

Pam said...

Refreshing and tasty - this looks and sounds delicious Cheryl.

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks perfect!

Lynda said...

This looks fantastic, Cheryl..so fresh and cool!

highlyirritable said...

By next week, my teeth are going to be blue.

Do you think it would work with Splenda? I had to rid the house of the "real" stuff after my son was eating it straight from the bowl/canister/bag.

Katherine Aucoin said...

i heart my ice cream attachment and ice cream is like crack for my youngest...when I read your post, her jaw dropped! LOL. this look s wonderful Cheryl. I'm always looking for ice cream recipes.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

This looks wonderful and I'll bet it would make a great drink too. Got any vodka so we can give it a try? Nice work. I sure wish I had some right now.

Debbie said...

Looks and sounds delicious. Love the color and it just sounds so refreshing!

burpandslurp said...

You've gotta eat this fast before the weather gets too cold! But I'll bet that wasn't a problem!

Sophie said...

What a tasty & yummie blueberry sorbet!!

Excellent , Cheryl!

Spryte said...

That looks refreshing and delicious!

Talita said...

I heart sorbets, ice creams...
This sounds very tasty!

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