Cherry season is here and never lasts long enough. Enjoy a sorbet made with fresh cherries. It is so tasty alone or with a dollop of whipped cream or better yet drizzled with choclate syrup. Yummy
1 C water
! C sugar
6 C cherries depitted and halved
2 T lemon juice
1/8 t almond extract
1 1/2 C simple syrup
Cuisinart Yogurt/Ice Cream Machine and 7 or 12 cup food processor
In small pan add water and sugar. Do not stir. Bring to boil and then simmer for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. This maybe made ahead of time and refrigerated.
Place Cuisinart Yogurt bowl in freezer 24 hours before making sorbet.
Depit the cherries by using a chop stick to push pits though or a pastry piping tip or use a cherry pitter. Slice cherries in half.
Add the cherries and simple syrup to the food processor and puree until smooth. Add lemon juice and almond extract and pulse until combined. Pour into large covered bowl and place into freezer for two to three hours.
Assemble yogurt/ice cream maker and pour cherry mixture into machine and churn for 15-20 minutes or until stiff.
Remove from maker and serve or place in covered container and freeze until further use.
I do not strain cherry mixture prior to pouring into yogurt maker.
An easy to make refreshing frozen dessert that is tart yet sweet. It pairs well with fresh fruit.The younger set love crisp cookie sorbet sandwiches.
2 C water
2 C sugar
1 T lime zest
Products and Tools needed
Sugar,water,limes, a juicer, microplane, and ice cream/yogurt maker*
In small pan add 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water. Do not stir. Bring water to boil. Then simmer for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. This maybe made days ahead of time and refrigerated.
Place Cuianart Yogurt bowl in freezer 24 hours before making sorbet.
Zest limes using microplane. After zesting, juice limes and add juice and zest to the simple sugar. Mix and then place in freezer 2-3 hours.
Place yogurt/ice cream bowl onto ice cream maker and add sorbet mixture. Place paddle into bowl and add lid and turn on. Churn for 20 – 30 minutes.*
Remove frozen sorbet from maker and serve or place in covered container in freezer for further snacking.
Serve with favorite fruit or perhaps an ice cream sandwich. We served on Cinco de Mayo spritz cookies.
*Sorbets can be made without a ice cream maker. Place sorbet in shallow container. Freeze then remove and fork smash. Continue this step until desired consistency is achieved,
*Length of time on machine depends on how cold the sorbet/sherbert mixture is before placing in freezer bowl. I have had sorbets that were done in 7 minutes and some that took 40 minutes.