Raspberry sorbet is quite possibly the most popular of all the sorbets and sherbets around! Moms love this woodland berry for its nutrition benefits: It's packed with antioxidants (50% more than strawberries)and fiber-rich. But, kids of all ages relish its deep purple hue (not to mention the sweet, tart, tingling tongue feel). It is best to prepare raspberry sorbet at home from fresh raspberries but they can also be prepared from frozen raspberries.
Wonderfully delicious, bright-red raspberry is among the most popular berries to relish! They are rich sources of health promoting plant-derived chemicals, minerals, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Eating one cup of raw raspberries will provide 54% of your vitamin C needs, 12% of vitamin K, 6% of folate, 5% of vitamin E, iron, and potassium, and 41% of manganese needs for the day as well as lesser amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and copper. Raspberries contain the antioxidants alpha and beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and choline. Raspberries are also a powerful source of polyphenols such as anthocyanin, flavonols and ellagitannins, which decrease oxidative damage from free radicals and have shown potential in animal and human studies for preventing or reducing risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
To prepare a delicious raspberry sorbet at home, peek our recipe below! If you don't have an ice cream maker, simply place the puree in the freezer (covered) for a few hours. Sorbet will be a bit harder in texture but just as delicious if frozen in the freezer. raspberry sorbet makes a wonderful dessert to serve at a summer party or cookout, or make it for an evening snack.
- 2 cups frozen raspberries
- 2-3 tbsp maple syrup or date syrup
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately or store in the freezer until you want to eat it.