Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Blackberry Sherbet

Picking blackberries two times a day. I pick the back garden in the morning and outside the fence in the afternoon - always looking for the shade to determine when I pick them.

Today I'm going to make Blackberry Sherbet. (Yesterday I made a Blackberry Brandy Sauce. I want to try it on cheesecake.)

First you need 4 cups of fresh blackberries and 2 cups of sugar. Stir them together in a large bowl and let this mixture stand for about 30 minutes.

Next, process the mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth. I use my blender and it works just fine. I then pour this into my Chinois Strainer and mash the juice out into a 9 inch square pan (which I don't own so I put in into a 8 x 10 pan.)

Once I have all the juice released I stir in 2 cups of buttermilk. Then, cover and freeze for 8 hours.

After 8 hours I break the mixture into chunks and put it back into the blender to mix up again until smooth.

I return it to my pan and freeze again for about 3 hours until firm.

Now...ready to eat for dessert....

This is one of the easiest things you can make for dessert and is cool and refreshing!
I think tomorrow I'll make jelly...or a pie...just have to wait and see how many I pick!

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