easy frozen dessert recipes

Blueberry- Red Grape Sorbet

Blueberry-Red Grape Sorbet

One of the frozen treats we made in cooking camp yesterday was blueberry and red grape sorbet. The kids had a great time combining the frozen fruit in the food processor, until it became all smooth and creamy. The color of this sorbet is just beautiful.

It was ice cream day in camp, but I wanted them to try other kinds of frozen treats, including sorbet. They ended up adding some frozen strawberries, too, since we had them leftover from another day. They also added a little vanilla to a couple of batches.

The first time I made this sorbet, it was kind of an accident. I was in the mood for sorbet and decided on making blueberry. I grabbed a few containers of  blueberries out of the freezer and put them on the counter to soften for a few minutes. Well, instead of three containers of blueberries I had grabbed one of blueberries and two of red grapes.

I decided to use them together. It really worked out well, because the grapes added a lot of natural sweetness to the blueberries. I added a couple of tablespoons of sugar to the fruit, but in hindsight, I think the sorbet would be sweet enough without any added sugar. I also added a little fresh mint. It really is a light, refreshing dessert.

Blueberry-Red Grape Sorbet

4 c. red grapes, fresh or frozen

2 c. blueberries, fresh or frozen

sugar to taste- I used a couple of tablespoons

a few sprigs of fresh mint, optional

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. You might have to do this in a couple of batches. Place in a container and freeze until solid. Remove from freezer and allow to soften for about 20 minutes, or even a little less. Mixture should still be frozen, but soft enough to break into chunks. Place in processor and mix again. Mixture will get smoother and softer. You can also do this step in a stand mixer or even with a hand mixer. Return sorbet to freezer, until ready to eat it.

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