Excellent Matakana Berry Sorbet

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 141.5
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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The nicest berry sorbet around. Recipe from an actual ice cream shop that makes their own. The nicest berry sorbet around. Recipe from an actual ice cream shop that makes their own.
Number of Servings: 20


    1kg (1000g) frozen berries of your choice - thawed
    3 cups water
    3 cups white sugar
    8 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
    12 heaped tablespoons granulated soy lecithin (If you could find liquid lecithin this would be better)- you can leave this out if you want to. I really have no idea how much to add- just guess work.


1. Bring water and sugar to the boil in frying pan- stirring constantly until sugar dissolved. Cool this syrup slightly
2. Puree thawed berries in a blender.
3. Put puree through a sieve to remove seeds
4.. If you are using lecithin add water to granules and leave until a paste.Transfer this into bottom of dish and add the sieved pureed raspberrries- beat (with electric beater) to incorporate lecithin. it makes the icecream smoother- acts as an emulsifier. They told me that you can make a successfu sorbet without it, but it is easier to scoop if included.
5. Add sugar syrup to puree and beat.
6. Place in icecream container and refrigerate for several hours- I didn't put a lid on it.
7. Freeze for at least one hour, remove from freezer and beat. Repeat this twice and then freeze overnight- Beating breaks up ice crystals

If not all eaten the following day place gladwrap on the surface of the sorbet- helps to prevent ice crystals forming.


You can use any berries but seeds or skin in the case of blueberries must be sieved after pureeing.

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OWLETT.

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