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Blackberry Sherbet and Lemon Yogurt Sorbet


First came the Strawberry Buttermilk sherbet recipe, then I made it again with fresh blackberries that I bought at the farmer's market. Delicious! It looked a bit more purple in real life - this photo looks more red. But it was really good. What a versatile recipe; since I published it, Maria I has made

Guava Sherbet
Mango Sherbet

Both of these look amazing!

I've ordered an ice cream maker from Costco, but I still have the old Rival that I borrowed from a friend and last night, I tried another recipe. Mixed results on this one, but I think it has potential. I'll type the recipe straight first and then tell you what I did and what I'll change the next time I make this one.

I found this recipe in "The Healthy Kitchen" by Andrew Weil, MD and Rosie Daley. This cookbook has a photo of this served in hollowed-out lemon peel shells - very pretty. I didn't do that though.

Lemon Yogurt Sorbet

32 ounces plain yogurt
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 cup honey

Mix all in a bowl and put into the freezer until thoroughly chilled, about 30 minutes. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

My notes: I used nonfat organic yogurt, and I substituted agave nectar for the honey.

It's good but it's VERY tart. I'm a big lemon dessert fan so I like it just fine, but it's probably not sweet enough for most people. I recommend increasing the sweetener to at least 3/4 of a cup.

I also think that next time, I'll use low-fat yogurt instead of nonfat. I just think it needs a bit more richness.

The crystallized ginger is the best part - I love this stuff! I minced it pretty fine so it's spread thoughout the yogurt. Yum! I don't have a photo yet but basically it looks like vanilla with little gold specks from the ginger.

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Comments (5)

Yum! Seeing is nice, but this I would love to taste! I have been wishing for an ice cream freezer.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, this looks so delicious! You and Maria are really good with making these great deserts. And you both have such pretty presentations of your dishes. Thanks for the visual treat.

Have a nice evening!


oh so yummy looking!! I saw Marìa's post too and am now drooling for sorbet! I must have a look for my ice cream maker...

I love blackberries and the sherbet looks so yummy! And I love ginger although I've never tried it crystallized. I added the Lemon Yogurt Sorbet to my other recipes. I made a note to increase the amount of sweetener.

I'm making Gina's Creamy Lemon Sorbet on Sunday. It's also made with yogurt but it has limoncello ;-)

Quilly, Costco has a good deal on ice cream makers, if you decide to splurge on one.

Kathy, thanks but I have a lot to learn about taking photos of food. I took about five and that one was the only decent one and it's even a bit weird looking. But the sherbet was great!

Anne, post a recipe - I'm on the look-out for more since I've got a machine on the way.

Maria, I am really interested in the recipe with limoncello. I love lemon so much and I bet that will just make it ever better. Crystallized ginger is great! I got mine at World Market and I think Trader Joe's has it too.

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