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
- Partially thaw frozen berries for 10 to 15 minutes; set aside.
- Place water, ginger and sugar into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- 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.
- Add berries, mint, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and ice cubes to the container with the ginger mixture and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
- In about 45 to 55 seconds the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form.
- Stop machine. Do not over mix or melting will occur.
- 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.
|Serving Size||0.5 c ( 120 ml )|
|Amount Per Servings|
|Total Fat||0 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||24 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|
What if I want to make it ahead of time. I'm not so good with last minute preparations when I have company.
You can pre-portion these and freeze them. Pull them out 5-10 minutes before you are ready to serve them to allow them to thaw and be spoon-able.
Date published: 2015-11-13