This easy homemade blueberry sorbet refreshes with the taste of sweet berries, lime, and a hint of fresh ginger. This recipe comes together in a couple easy steps and a few ingredients.
It’s finally blueberry season and I made sorbet! This time of year, blueberries are abundant, delicious and inexpensive. I love blueberries for the color, flavor and incredible nutrition benefits.
Health benefits of blueberries
Treasured for their sweet-tart flavor and rich blue color, fresh blueberries are a good source of vitamin C and fiber.
At just 85 calories per mighty cup, blueberries deliver important phytochemicals including anthocyanins, resveratrol and alpha-tocopherol, which may fight heart disease and certain cancers and boost brain health.
High in water and generally low in carbohydrates, fresh blueberries are diabetes-friendly and ideal for weight management.
Are fresh blueberries healthier?
Enjoy blueberries fresh, frozen or dried, wild, organic or conventionally grown. All have benefits. In the winter, go for dried or frozen for the best flavor.
Now is the best time to get fresh local berries. Here in Georgia, blueberry season peaks in June and July. This is when these little blue gems taste best and usually cost the least.
How to pick the best blueberries
Choose blueberries with smooth, tight skin and a rich blue-purple color. The freshest blueberries are covered in a waxy, silvery-white coating called bloom that protects the berries. Bloom occurs naturally and is a visible sign of freshness that fades over time.
Skip wet or wrinkled berries. Like most berries, you’ll get the best flavor when you eat your blueberries soon after bringing them home.
I won’t lie. My favorite way to enjoy blueberries is in a cobbler or blueberry crisp. They are also tasty in salads, smoothies, fruit and nut mixes, sauces (especially fruit compotes), jams and jellies, muffins and desserts.
During the warm summer months, it’s tempting to reach for a cool scoop of ice cream. Not that there’s anything wrong with that but this Blueberry Ginger Lime Sorbet is a flavorful and healthy alternative.
Check it out and let me know what you’re making with blueberries this summer!
Blueberry Ginger Lime Sorbet
- 5 cups fresh washed and stemmed blueberries
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
- Add all ingredients to a high powered blender.
- Liquefy about 2 minutes until the mixture reaches a deep purple color.
- Refrigerate until completely cool, about 2 hours. Taste and add more sugar here, if desired.
- Follow the instructions on your ice cream maker. Run the ice cream maker until the sorbet thickens to soft serve consistency. (It took me 20-25 minutes using the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Stand Mixer Attachment.)
- Transfer to an airtight container and freeze for 4 hours or overnight. Scoop and serve.
DISCLOSURE: I was compensated for a version of this post on the currently retired KitchenEnthusiast Blog.