Berry Sherbet

"Simple sherbet uses frozen fruit for a taste of summer all year round. This is a great recipe for kids to make on a no-school day. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (May 1981)"
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photo by Rita1652
Ready In:
2 cups


  • 1 12 cups unsweetened berries, slightly thawed (blueberries, strawberries or raspberries or a mixture of any frozen berries)
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 egg white (or use egg substitute)


  • Puree all ingredients using a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Process according to ice cream maker directions or pour mixture into shallow pan, cover and freeze until firm.

Questions & Replies

  1. I was wondering while I was looking at the recipe but is it okay to use raw egg whites? I'm just concerned that it could make me sick also I made the sherbet but it doesn't look like yours. mines more fluffy and lighter in colour than yours. I doubled the recipe and used honey instead of sugar and since I didn't have an ice cream machine so I used a food processor instead, could that be the reason why it came out so differently?


  1. I wish I could think of a way to give more than 5 stars. I so regret not getting an ice cream maker before now. This recipe is amazing, honestly it tastes like it's rich with cream without a drop of dairy. I doubled the amount to make a full batch for my machine with Costco mixed frozen berries, used 1/4 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup of Splenda, 1/2 a cup of pasteurized egg white and added between 1/4 to 1/2 a tsp of cinnamon extract. This is so good I could have eaten all of it right out of the machine and I'm stocking way up on those berries. If anyone comments on me turning purple in a month or so I'm just going to giggle and keep it all for myself!
  2. Very refreshing and awakening. My DH and I ate this down so YummY! A great dessert for after a heavy meal. I used my vita mix which I was able to use frozen berries without thawing. I use blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. I added a good splash of Chambord. And as you see in the picture I garnished with fresh berries and mint leaves.


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