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.