Cherry Sorbet (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

Anyone who knows me knows I have a serious sweet tooth. In the summer my thoughts turn particularly to ice cream and blended frozen coffee drinks. While I do allow myself to indulge occasionally, I like to have healthier homemade goodies to keep the cravings at bay most days. I recently had an overabundance of cherries and wanted to make a cold treat. That is where this delicious cherry sorbet recipe comes in.

Sorbet (not to be confused with sherbet) is a dairy-free frozen dessert. While being dairy-free, it does contain sugar, so it still isn’t the healthiest choice out there, but I believe homemade is nearly always better than store bought.

There’s only 3 ingredients, and no ice cream maker required – I hate single purpose kitchen tools – so this recipe is especially great. Here’s a simple way to make cherry sorbet.

Cherry Sorbet Recipe No Machine

Cherry Sorbet
No ice cream maker necessary.

4 cups frozen, pitted cherries
1/2 c water
1/2 c sugar
2 tsp meringue powder
2 tbsp water

Halve and pit cherries. Freeze at least overnight.
In a pot over medium heat, dissolve sugar into water.
Remove from heat and place into fridge to cool.
In a very small bowl, whisk meringue powder with water until frothy.
Place everything into a food processor and process until smooth.
Enjoy immediately or place into a lidded container and store in the freezer.

You can customize this recipe with other fruit or fruit combinations. I’d be interested in also trying honey in place of the sugar.

What flavour of sorbet would you make? What’s your favourite frozen treat for the summer?

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4 Comment

  1. Reply
    July 22, 2015 at 4:54 am

    I didn’t realize sorbet and sherbet were two different things! That cherry sorbet looks sooo good!

    1. Reply
      July 22, 2015 at 9:33 am

      Yup! Sherbet actually has a little bit of dairy in it, while still being lighter than ice cream, gelato, etc. Sorbet is the only one that’s completely dairy-free.

  2. Reply
    July 29, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Got to say this looks absolutely delicious – thanks for sharing definitely adding to my recipe bucket list 🙂

    1. Reply
      July 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      I’m so glad. Enjoy!

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