I receive weekly emails from The Fresh Market notifying me of their current sales, as well as their featured recipe of the week.  I rarely take action on any of the sales because our closest store is over 30 minutes away, but last week they were advertising containers of blackberries for $0.98 each!!  I couldn’t believe it!  Blackberries in our neighborhood stores are usually $3.99 minimum.  And of course, I knew before I even closed the email exactly what I wanted to do with them – sorbet!  The regular price of berries is usually enough to prevent me from buying a large quantity such as that needed for sorbet, but with this price – I’m there!

This sorbet was totally worth the trip.  The sweet, mellow flavor of the blackberries was nicely balanced by the tartness of the lime.  I was a bit concerned that this would freeze very hard due to the large percentage of juice or liquid in this recipe, so I added a splash of tequila to the mix (to go with the lime, of course!)  The texture turned out perfectly and was nicely scoopable straight out of the freezer.  Yep, I’m longing for warmer weather…can you tell?  ;)

Recipe Rewind: tried and true favorites I’ve made recently
Thai Chicken with Cashews

Blackberry Lime Sorbet
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
4 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
splash of tequila (optional)

In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved.  Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

Puree the blackberries in a blender or food processor with the sugar syrup.  Press the mixture through a large mesh sieve to remove the seeds, then stir the lime juice into the sweetened puree.  Add a splash of tequila, if desired.

Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Source: adapted from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

  • joelen

    What a delicious combo of fruits! I love how blackberry and lemon tastes together and I’m sure lime is just as good!

  • This sounds great, Annie. I recently had blackberry rum sorbet and loved it. I think the tequila sounds great, as well!

  • This looks awesome! And perfect for our hot summer weather!

  • For sure 98 cents is a good deal. I would have done the same thing. Gosh, now that I think about it, I would have bought out the whole store!

    The color of that sorbet is beautiful!

  • limeandlemon

    Love this sorbet .. great idea .. Laila

  • Laura

    all your ice creams look sooo good…I *think* this is the first one I can actually make since it’s lactose free. Now I have an excuse to buy that KA ice cream attachment…yay! : ) This sorbet looks delicious!

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  • Ann Grismore

    Wonderful recipe – it’s in my ice cream maker now!

  • Ann

    We’ve finally gotten some summer weather out here in the Pacific Northwest. Time to make my favorite sorbet recipe from your site. So delicious!

  • Amber Patty

    This was SO yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! ♥