Plum Raspberry Sorbet

July 1, 2013 · 18 comments

in desserts/sweets

I was never a huge fan of ice cream until I dated Tom. It’s not that I didn’t like it, of course, but it just wasn’t my first choice of desserts and I wasn’t one of those people who wanted to eat it all summer long or anything. Tom, however, is definitely one of these people and, for better or worse, now I am, too. I think my love for ice cream and frozen treats has increased exponentially every summer, which makes kicking dairy this time of year a bit of a bummer.

Enter this sorbet. I’ve mentioned before that, somewhat weirdly, I’m a big fan of plums. Most people can take them or leave them, but me? I’ll take them every time. Because of that, I’m really surprised it has taken me so long to make this sorbet. Rest assured, I won’t wait that long to make it again.  This sorbet is pretty much perfect. It’s sweet, it’s tart, it’s creamy. And can we talk about the gorgeous color?!

See the picture below? This is why I wanted to try and get photos during nap time. Didn’t happen. I started snapping a few when Zachary was in the other room and sure enough, he comes out, sees that it’s ice cream, and instantly starts going for it, like I’m not even there. Like nothing is even there, except him and the ice cream. When I shooed him away from the bowl, his hands ended up in the ice cream container. :P

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Joanne July 1, 2013 at 5:25 am

Aww I think the hand in the photo is SUPER endearing!!

I love plums also but never seem to really DO enough with them. This sorbet needs to happen in my summer! Especially because it’s such a gorgeous color.

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor July 1, 2013 at 8:39 am

Love the pic with little fingers! I haven’t tried this flavor sorbet yet, but it sounds delicious. I like the container you keep the sorbet in, such a fun color!

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Laura July 1, 2013 at 8:57 am

This is so gorgeous, Elly! As I’m trying to shed a few pounds, I’m loving sorbets. I’m also loving that ice cream bucket. How handy!

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Mr. & Mrs. P July 1, 2013 at 11:25 am

The color of this sorbet is out of this world.. What a beauty!

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Joelen July 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Thanks for posting this – plums seem to be one of those fruits I don’t see nearly as much in recipes as others. Love the little fingers anxious for a taste! :)

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Karen - Cinnamon Freud July 2, 2013 at 12:26 am

Yum- this looks great. I am a huge plum lover too- I eat at least one plum a day in the summertime (and whenever I find them in grocery stores the rest of the year)

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Leah July 2, 2013 at 6:26 pm

This sorbet has such a gorgeous color! I will have to try it soon. Just wondering, where did you get that cute container? I have been wanting something like that to store my ice cream!

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elly July 2, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Leah – they are from Amazon and called Zak Designs. My only qualm is that they only come in pint sizes, so I had to buy two.

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Leah July 3, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Thank you!

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Kate July 5, 2013 at 6:07 pm

I could give or take ice cream, but I love plums!

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julie July 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Hi there! I made this recipe the other day with all of our ripe, juicy plums! It was very easy to make and so delicious…thanks for sharing!

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elly July 5, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Glad you liked it, Julie!

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Suzanne July 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm

What a gorgeous color! What kind of plums did you use – the red-skinned or the purple-skinned? Does it matter to the outcome? And, anytime I’m photographing any kind of sweet, my son gets all “grabby hands” on me.

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elly July 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Suzanne, I used the purple-skinned ones. I’m not sure if it makes a difference? The flesh was pretty purple-y and I feel like the red-skinned plums might be more orange-y inside, so my guess is the purple ones work better as far as color goes.

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Kylee July 9, 2013 at 9:29 am

I love the pic with the little hand in it! Super cute.

did he like the sorbet?

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elly July 9, 2013 at 10:41 am

Oh, of course. Then again, there’s not much he doesn’t like. He’s a 3 and a half foot garbage disposal. :P

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Pete July 21, 2013 at 9:59 pm

What a great looking sorbet. The color is awesome. Can’t wait to try this one out.

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