Berry Sorbet with Mixed Spices

Nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and fresh mint complement a variety of berries in this sweet and refreshing sorbet.


  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) cold water
  • 1/2 ounce (14 g) fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (150 g) frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • 1 cup (140 g) frozen unsweetened blueberries
  • 1 cup (140 g) frozen unsweetened blackberries
  • 1 cup (140 g) frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 2 cups (300 g) frozen pitted bing cherries
  • 1/2 cup (13 g) fresh mint leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (480 ml) ice cubes


  1. Partially thaw frozen berries for 10 to 15 minutes; set aside.
  2. Place water, ginger and sugar into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1.
  4. Switch machine to Start and slowly increase speed to Variable 8. Blend for 10 seconds until ginger is finely chopped. Stop machine and remove lid.
  5. Add berries, mint, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and ice cubes to the container with the ginger mixture and secure lid.
  6. Select Variable 1.
  7. Slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
  8. In about 45 to 55 seconds the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form.
  9. Stop machine. Do not over mix or melting will occur.
  10. Serve immediately.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.