5 half-pint baskets raspberries (about 6 to 7 cups)
30 mins, plus freezing time
Raspberry sorbet is readily available in the freezer aisle of most supermarkets, but we think there’s a good reason to make your own: flavor. By that we mean that this recipe, packed with fresh berries and a dash of cherry brandy, is the tastiest we’ve ever had. Try it with slices of Grilled Lime Pound Cake.
1Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Set syrup aside to cool slightly.
2Purée raspberries in a food processor or blender until smooth. Pour through a fine mesh strainer, pressing on the solids with a spoon or spatula to remove as much liquid as possible (do not push the seeds through). Discard the seeds and solids.
3Combine raspberry purée, syrup, and, if using, a few drops of Kirsch. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill thoroughly, at least 3 hours or overnight.
4Freeze raspberry mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The sorbet will keep in the freezer for up to 1 week.