This orange-blackberry sorbet recipe is a beautiful purple treat perfect for any hot day. While it may seem tedious, be sure to strain the blackberries and use a low pulp or pulp-free orange juice to make the smoothest sorbet.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2013
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Puree blackberries in a food processor until smooth. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl and press on the solids to extract all the juice.

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  • Combine orange juice, water and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved.

  • Stir the syrup into the fruit puree. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until cold, about 4 hours.

  • Pour the sorbet mixture into an ice cream maker. (No ice cream maker? See Tips.) Freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Let soften slightly before serving.

Tips:
If using frozen fruit, measure it frozen and then thaw before pureeing.

If you don't have an ice cream maker, freeze the sorbet mixture in a shallow metal cake pan or ice cube trays until solid, about 6 hours. Break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.

Nutrition Facts

95.8 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 22.2g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugars 21.6g; fat 0.7g 1% DV; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 182.3IU 4% DV; vitamin c 23.3mg 39% DV; folate 17.7mcg 4% DV; calcium 16.7mg 2% DV; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 26.5mg 10% DV; potassium 196.4mg 6% DV; sodium 2.1mg; thiaminmg 3% DV; added sugar 11g.

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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2013
Light & refreshing This was a hit after our family's Christmas feast. I used the bagged frozen blackberries which had plenty of flavor. The orange juice complemented it nicely. It was too hard to scoop when I took out of freezer. I zapped in microwave at lowest power for 3 minutes and it melted around edges but center was perfect to scoop. Next time (and there will be a next time) I will put in refrigerator when we sit down to eat so it will soften slowly while we eat. Pros: low calorie refreshing Cons: Got too hard when stored in freezer Read More