Blueberry Sorbet for a Summer BBQ

by Dorothy Reinhold on June 30, 2013

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Squeaky clean tasting, light, bracingly fresh and seasonal as can be, this blueberry sorbet might well be the “it” dessert of spring and summer.

These things are indisputable: Dark blue is calm and cooling. Blueberries are good for you. And pure Chilean blueberry juice is among the best quality in the world. Put them all together and you have a sublime sorbet.

I feel more relaxed and healthy just thinking about it.

Blueberry Sorbet on Shockingly DeliciousThis would be perfect for a backyard BBQ or patio party — sweet, in season, and spectacular!

Recipe: Blueberry Sorbet

Summary: Squeaky clean tasting, light, bracingly fresh and seasonal as can be, blueberry sorbet is the “it” dessert of summer, and perfect for a backyard BBQ.


  • 18 ounces fresh blueberries (I used 3  6-ounce containers, which equals 18 ounces)
  • 8-8 ½ ounces pure cold blueberry juice (I used blueberry juice from Chile)
  • 6 tablespoons vanilla sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Crème de Cassis or Chambord (could also use St. Germain or even vodka)
  • 1 tablespoon Meyer lemon juice
  • Sprinkle of salt


  1. Wash, dry and puree blueberries using a food processor. I used a mini processor and did the berries in 2 batches. Place puree in a 4-cup measure. Add blueberry juice, sugar, liqueur, lemon juice and a tiny sprinkle of salt. Stir well to combine and dissolve the sugar.
  2. You may either use the mixture to make sorbet immediately, or refrigerate it for a couple of hours. If you begin with a cold mixture, freezing time is faster.
  3. To make now: Pour mixture into ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Mine took about 20 minutes. Your mileage may vary depending on your machine and how cold your mixture is when you begin.
  4. Remove frozen sorbet from machine and either eat immediately, or spoon into containers with tight fitting lids. Freeze for several hours for best scooping results.
  5. Serves 6-8.

Blueberry Sorbet on Shockingly DeliciousQuick notes

Foods from Chile sent the blueberry juice for recipe development. 


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Preparation time: 8 minutes
Freezing time: 20-30 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian, vegan
Diet tags: Reduced fat
Number of servings (yield): 6-8
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Diana @EatMoveShine July 2, 2013 at 11:16 am

Very nice recipe, Dorothy!!! I am a huge fan of sorbets and this one has all the right stuff 😉


Dorothy Reinhold July 2, 2013 at 11:52 am

Thank you!


Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) July 2, 2013 at 7:32 am

I made cherry sorbet once, blueberry would be great!


Dorothy Reinhold July 2, 2013 at 10:13 am

Now I want to make cherry sorbet too!


Courtney @ Neighborfood July 2, 2013 at 7:05 am

I love when desserts are actually filled with good-for-me things! This would be the perfect light finish to a summer meal.


Dorothy Reinhold July 2, 2013 at 10:14 am

Me too.


Family Foodie July 1, 2013 at 4:50 pm

I also feel calm and relaxed looking at this sorbet. I love the color and it looks amazing! Such a delicious dessert for the summer.


Katy July 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm

You are absolutely right – blueberry sorbet is perfect at this time of year and yours looks beautiful!


Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere July 1, 2013 at 7:17 am

I love how blueberries turn everything in their path such a beautiful color! This sorbet sounds delicious!


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Jennie @themessybakerblog June 30, 2013 at 2:59 pm

I love sorbet. It’s a guilt-free dessert. Your sorbet is gorgeous!


Dorothy Reinhold June 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Thank you! I love it for the same reason. 🙂


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes June 30, 2013 at 11:54 am

I´m a die hard fan of sorbets, and this one sounds awesome Dorothy! I even have the cassis liqueur. And blueberries can be found year round here.


Dorothy Reinhold June 30, 2013 at 6:37 pm

You are lucky! We can find them year-round in So Calif., but July is high season here. In the winter months, they are imported from overseas, and the price reflects that.


Jen @JuanitasCocina June 30, 2013 at 11:40 am

SO gorgeous and refreshing! The color is simply beautiful!


Dorothy Reinhold June 30, 2013 at 11:43 am

Thank you! I was very happy with the color, too!


Liz June 30, 2013 at 11:22 am

I love berry sorbets and yours is so beautiful and vibrant!


piesandplots June 30, 2013 at 10:17 am

I absolutely love blueberry sorbet! It is so refreshing and flavorful! The color is very pretty too.


Tara June 30, 2013 at 10:08 am

Wow, does that look amazing!! Perfect for a summer BBQ!!!


Shannon @VillageGirlBlog June 30, 2013 at 8:53 am

This is just beautiful! Yum!


Dorothy Reinhold June 30, 2013 at 9:08 am

Thank you! The color turned out very saturated!


FoodieArmyWife June 30, 2013 at 8:23 am

Mmmm…sorbet is summer in a bowl!


Dorothy Reinhold June 30, 2013 at 9:09 am

Foodie Army Wife,
Exactly right!


Renee June 30, 2013 at 7:59 am

I won a prize pack of food from Chile and one of the things was a bottle of blueberry juice. Now I know exactly what to make with it. Beautiful sorbet and I love the color of it!


Dorothy Reinhold June 30, 2013 at 8:04 am

This is EXACTLY what to do with your blueberry juice. I found this juice super tasty just to drink, but it was gone quickly. Making this sorbet out of it makes it last a bit longer so I can savor it.


TreatsTrinkets June 30, 2013 at 6:57 am

Yum. I love blueberries, and this looks so refreshing!


Dorothy Reinhold June 30, 2013 at 7:52 am

Oh yes, it is! It’s not overly sweet, so it feels really “clean” when you eat it, if you know what I mean.


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers June 30, 2013 at 6:17 am

I have three huge packs of blueberries and I don’t know what to do with them. I’m making your recipe today!!


Dorothy Reinhold June 30, 2013 at 7:52 am

Perfect plan!


The Ninja Baker June 30, 2013 at 2:32 am

In addition to a BBQ, I see your blueberry sorbet served at an elegant cocktail party. (Love the touch of Chambord!) As you say the dessert is sublime =)


Dorothy Reinhold June 30, 2013 at 7:51 am

Thank you! You’re right…it can dress either up or down!


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