Black Raspberry Sorbet


An easy summer treat! We love making this from the black raspberries that grow in our backyard. For garnish, we use mint and pansies grown from seed. You can buy edible flowers from the grocery store, or grow your own, but don't use plants from nurseries that have been treated with pesticides.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • ¾ cup slightly warm water

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon creme de cassis liqueur

  • 4 cups black raspberries

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 egg whites


  1. Combine water, sugar, and creme de cassis in a medium bowl. Stir until sugar granules are completely dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Combine berries and lemon juice in a blender; process to a smooth puree.

  3. Set a fine mesh strainer over a medium bowl. Pour small batches of the berry puree into the strainer, stirring vigorously to force the liquid into the bowl. Discard the seeds once most of the liquid has been removed.

  4. Stir the berry puree into the sugar mixture until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about 4 hours.

  5. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until until stiff peaks form. Remove the puree from the freezer and whisk until slushy. Fold egg whites into the puree until just blended. Cover and freeze until solid, about 2 hours.

Cook's Notes:

Garnish with mint or edible flowers.

Adjust the amount of sugar to match the sweetness of your berries. Other berries and syrup flavors can be substituted as desired. Blackberry syrup may be used in place of creme de cassis, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
1g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 17mg 85%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 188mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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