Red Berry Sorbet #icecreamsundays

Red Berry Sorbet by Cravings of a Lunatic

Hello folks. I am back, from outer space, I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face, I should changed my stupid look, I should have……Oh whoops sorry, this is my blog not the karaoke bar. Sorry ’bout that. Got carried away there for a second. I know you are going to hate me by about the middle of the night when you can’t get to sleep as that song is now playing over and over in your head. I wonder how many of you will be cursing my name when you can’t fall asleep tonight? Go on now go, walk out the door, cause you’re not welcome anymore, weren’t you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye, did you think I’d crumble, did you think I’d lay down and die, oh no not I, I will survive. *evil laugh*

Okay, okay, so clearly I’ve had too much pepsi again today. Honestly I think I need help some days. Hyper anonymous, hyper self help groups.

So I made sorbet, yes indeedy I sure did. And let me tell you it’s delicious. It surely is. And I did not, I repeat, did not completely trash my kitchen and break some appliances in the process. Nope that was not me, that was my evil twin. She is always causing trouble I swear. Never a dull moment with her. Okay, okay so it was me. I admit it, I trashed the kitchen. I almost broke my brand new food processor. I almost broke my blender.  I had hot syrup from one end of the counter top to the other. I had red sauce all over the floor. I had the sink overflowing with dishes, rags overflowing the garbage. Yup, I am Kim and I had a bad day. It started off all innocent and calm like it always does. Then the lunatic unleashes her fury and bam, chaos ensues. I did the syrup no problem. Easy peasy, even did a lemon squeezy. Seriously I did, I added lemon to it. How many times can you say lemon squeezy and it’s actually true? Right? I know, it’s amazing how little things amuse me. So I don’t have a blender (well actually technically I do but I hate it and it’s not stainless so it’s an abomination to put it on the counter) or an immersion blender so I thought what the hey, I’d toss it in the food processor and whip it. Well, er, never do this. It did not occur to me it would leak out the hole, all over my counter and floor. I saved some of it by quickly grabbing a bowl. But unfortunately so much of it was lost. And now I and my entire kitchen was sticky. You know how awful that is. So I end up pulling out my hideous, I hate it and want it to stop working blender from the far reaches of my cupboards. I put the liquid in the hideous beast  from hell and turn it on not realizing I have overfilled it. So, yup, you guessed it, it shoots and seeps out the top. Lovely, I had just cleaned up the last mess I made. So I pour some out and have to do it in two batches. Okay no problem. Then it says to sieve it. Er, okay but I only have a tiny sieve made for fairies who make sorbet so now what? I tried sieving it with the fairy sieve. But I just got annoyed. So I lined a colander with paper towel and did it that way. Took awhile but it worked. The sorbet is beautiful, wickedly tangy and I love it. So I can cope with the sticky sound my foot makes when I walk in the kitchen for now. I’m distracted with sugary goodness so I don’t care that everything still feels sticky even though I’ve cleaned three times.

So the moral of today’s story. Always be prepared. I know, I know, that’s the boy scout motto. But it applies here. And just about anywhere if you really think about it. Those darn boy scouts are little hand kerchiefed, badged up. cap wearing geniuses. Make sure you always read the instructions all the way through. Make sure you have the proper tools for the job. And for pete’s sake buy a sieve. And a shiny stainless blender. Or just buy your sorbet at the store. Save a big mess and a whole lot of trouble.

So here ya go. This recipe is yummilicious. I had a hard time taking photos today as I kept eating it right out of the machine while my pretty styling props had melted sorbet leaking out of it.

Red Berry Messy Kitchen Sorbet:


2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
Pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cups raspberries
2 cups strawberries, hulled


Combine your water and sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium to low heat until sugar dissolves. This is your simple syrup.

Once syrup in prepared add salt and berries and lemon juice.

Now put them in a blender (NOT YOUR FOOD PROCESSOR) or use an immersion blender to mix it up.

Strain mixture through a mesh strainer.

Stick in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours.

Now transfer mixture into your ice cream maker and turn on. Mix for 15 to 20 minutes.

You can either serve immediately, or put in freezer until ready to serve.

Red Berry Sorbet by Cravings of a Lunatic

Looks good right!

So that is it for this week. I sure hope you like everything. Stop by next sunday and there will be more. I love ice cream folks, just the way it is. I mean who does not love ice cream. It’s so good. Enjoy it while summer is still here.

See you tomorrow. I have a pretty cool recipe for you tomorrow. So excited to share. Hope the week treats you well. Eat like there is no tomorrow folks, life is to be enjoyed. All the better with a big bowl of ice cream.

Toodles and smoochies. xx

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  1. Jennifer says

    I'm making vanilla ice cream even as we speak!!!! Except it's Tuesday! I notice you haven't made any nearly as boring a flavour! We're having it on pancakes tonight with cream and golden syrup. Should be fab. :) I'll try out some of your recipes soon. My vanilla is a rich vanilla recipe. It's yellow? Not sure if it should be that! It's got eggs, and I used chooky eggs from my chooks, so the yolks were yellow. :) Hope it's gonna taste good. I'll let you know. I MIGHT even take a photo!

  2. Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez says

    Oooh, Kimbee, that is such an evil post! I love it, love ice cream, love sorbet, love that stupid song so much I sang along. Love you too, my wonderful lunatic friend! I have had that same sticky feeling in the kitchen, problem being I cook barefooted and it's even worse when it is your foot making the sticky noises. LOL

  3. Carol says

    Seriously, Kim, you are amazing! First, this sorbet is astonishing beautiful and looks so delicious! Second, you are the coolest mom on the planet (referring to your last post). Way to go spending the last few weeks of summer with your kids. I love it! Third, your fairy sieve?? So funny!! Lastly, sugary goodness makes up for so many kitchen floor messes. Yes? You are so cute! Have a great day!!

  4. Ann says

    Kim! This looks AMAZING! I love the pictures – seriously WOWZA! The header picture is stunning!

    Fun post to read, too! I loved "easy, peasy and did a lemon squeezy!". Truly a laugh-out-loud line! Glad you managed to save your appliances!

  5. Dzoli says

    Oh I am getting all taken away by the look of this( although outside it is bellow zero)We had snow first ime since 1939 and it is aamazing:) But still I would like some of the sorbet,they look amazing:)

  6. Alida says

    I love the term 'hyper anonymous' Kim, you are a hoot! This sorbet looks both beautiful and delicious. Great post!

  7. Magic of Spice says

    In the food processor…yikes, sounds like something that I have done (maybe more than once).

    What a gorgeously colored sorbet and I have not doubt it tastes as wonderful as it looks :)

  8. Lizzy says

    Oh, you've made some fabulous ice cream treats this summer, but this sorbet is one of my favorites! I bet it has a phenomenal flavor…but sorry about the kitchen mess…so sticky…and so like something I would do~

  9. mjskit says

    Gotta love those immersion blenders! Blended up some strawberries and raspberries in a smoothie for breakfast. Darn! I could have made a sorbet! Your pictures make me kick myself thinking of what I could have had!

  10. the Gardener says

    I love your last paragraph and the fact you seem to be as crazy about ice cream/frozen goodies as me! My mouth is watering… think I'll go have a bowl of ice cream right now!

  11. Lindsey@Lindselicious says

    That sorbet looks amazing Kim! Great round up of other ice cream recipes too. I didnt get around to buying an ice cream maker this summer like I wanted to. I need to keep my eye out for end of summer sales on them!

  12. Winelady Cooks says

    Hey Kim, Love this – the sorbet looks so delicious and so easy to make. I think we're kindred spirits in the kitchen. No matter how easy my recipe is I make a mess. I use every bowl I have and every fork, spoon or knife in the drawer, there's flour and sugar all over the counter and me, and my 'robot' appliances are all lined up and ready for duty (I never know which one will work). That's why I love to cook – only once a week :).

    Thanks for sharing, I just might have to buy an ice cream machine to add to my collection.


  13. Cheryl and Adam@ says

    What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, right? Apart from the fact that sorbet is something too delicious to pass up, we feel we ought to make it at least once out of respect for the trouble you went to to bring us this recipe and this hilarious post. Hope you get a new blender soon!

  14. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says

    What a great list of recipes. This sorbet looks so good, I love the color…so rich! Love the strawberry/raspberry combo!

  15. Stephanie@ Eat. Drink. Love. says

    Ha! Poor Kim. You sound like me. I just made a huge disaster in my kitchen and have no desire to clean it up! But despite the disasters you had, your sorbet looks really good!

  16. Kim Bee says

    @ Jennifer- Hey girl, I am so happy you've jumped on the ice cream band wagon. I think it would be your eggs that made it yellow. If it tastes okay don't worry about it. I still have yet to do an egg one. Did you post pics of FB? I tend to go over the top with my ice cream. The only boring one was at Kiana's request. She begged for plain chocolate and I gasped in horror. What do you mean I can't add anything fun to it? She laughed at me when I called her boring.

    @ Rita- Hello my dear! I am evil aren't I? It's so fun though. I am alway barefoot in mine. Even in the winter. I hate wearing shoes and socks. Love ya too darlin'!

    @ Carol- Thank you so much. You are too kind. I worried I was a tad too hyper in this post so glad you liked it. Those fairy sieves are just too eeny weeny!

    @ Des- Glad you came by. Ice cream makers are so much fun. You can find super cheap ones these days too.

    @ Ann- Thanks doll. How much you wanna bet foodgawker hates it. I swear it's some girl who's boyfriend I stole in high school making those decisions or something. No one can hate me THAT much. LOL! Hope you are having fun. Miss ya!

    @ Kankana- Thank you so much. High praise. Love it!

    @ Nina- I cannot help myself most days. I end up throwing in everything but the kitchen sink.

    @ Alida- Thanks so much. I swear pepsi keeps me sane, or insane as the case may be.

    @ Magic of Spice- I swear I should know better by now. Lol! Thanks so much.

    @ Lizzy- Thanks. I am glad I am not the only one who is capable of making such a huge mess.

    @ Sandra- Thanks my dear. Hope all is well with you and yours. xx

    @ Small Kucing- Thanks. It is so hot, sorbet is a must.

    @ mjskit- I want an immersion one so bad. I am appliance poor, still lots I need. Next time try sorbet. So yummy!

    @ The Gardner- So glad to meet a fellow frozen foodie lover. Hope you had the biggest bowl you could find!!!

    @ Lindsey- Thanks. Do you have a stand mixer? If you do I'd recommend the attachment for it. I wish I had bought that one. I have the cuisinart and love it but that kitchenaid one saves a step I think.

    @ Joanne- Lol, I cannot help myself, I make a huge mess. I am also a germ freak so I always grabbing new spoons and spatulas. It's crazy. It usually looks like a natural disaster in there.

    @ Cheryl and Adam- No wonder I have super human strength. Lol! You must make it, if for no other reason than moral support for my kitchen chaos.

    @ Cassie- Thanks so much. It is so tangy, I just love it.

    @ Stephanie- Thanks. I am glad I am not the only messy cook.

  17. Pacheco Patty says

    Oh WOW, I'm so glad it's Summer and just the right time to enjoy these frozen treats, they look so appealing, yum, who cares about the mess;-)

  18. Anne@frommysweetheart says

    Holy moly Kim….you've been busy! All your new ventures…(I'll wait to let you work out all the kinks of pinterest, stumbleupon..etc!) And now you've got me craving ice cream. The berry sorbet looks luscious…gorgeous color! If you get a minute…stop by my blog…you've been tagged! : )

  19. Kristy says

    I just want to dive into that first shot of the red berry messy kitchen sorbet. Oh does that look seriously good. See – I must be feeling better. Seriously though I think I need some of that!

  20. katyakate says

    These sorbetes photos indeed made me drool. Would give it a try! Thanks for sharing. By the way, I'm visiting from VoiceBoks :)


  21. foodblogandthedog says

    I thought it was just me who threw herself headlong into a recipe without breathing or reading the instructions first. I always end up in a complete mess and the kitchen is a disaster! Never made sorbet before but this looks like a delicious place to start! And congrats on Top 9!!

  22. A Kitch Muse says

    This sorbet is absolutely beautiful and so enticing! Would it be wrong to call a sorbet sexy? Great job on the photos and congrats on making the top 9!

  23. Michelle O says

    Kim the color on this sorbet is AMAZING! Your like baskin robins over here :) I prefer sorbet to ice cream. Sounds crazy I know but I love it.

  24. Parsley Sage says

    Ooooh! I love how dribbly and delicious your sorbet look. I'd totally be sucking on the sides of the glass to make sure no yumminess escaped :)

  25. Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen says

    Gorgeous summer treat – and that's just the singing! What a fabulous dessert and full of vitamin C too – that's my excuse for seconds.

  26. Val says

    That looks like a sorbet worth destroying your kitchen over. Would totally give this recipe a try just need to find some berries and buy an ice cream maker 😉

  27. Curry and Comfort says

    This is so colorful and fantastic! I am still not having luck with my ice cream maker. : ( But I would drink this if I have too. : ) Congrats on making top 9 at Foodbuzz! : )

  28. Kim Bee says

    Pacheco Patty- Mess means nothing when there's yummy sorbet to eat! lol

    @Anne- I am a busy lady lately. I need a break I swear. I still am confounded by stumble. Thanks for tagging me. I have to do this thing. Second tag.

    @kristy- It was so good. You must make it.

    @Joey- You are so welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

    @katyakate- Thanks so much.

    @foodblogandthedog- Thanks so much. I always jump in with both feet without testing the waters. It gets me in a ton of trouble.

    @asian spice mix- Thanks so much.

    @A Kitch Muse- Perfect to call this sexy. It really is.

    @Michelle- Thanks. Wish I had baskin robbins moolah. Lol. I like sorbet more too but tend to make ice cream more these days for the fam.

    @Parsley Sage- I now have this picture of you sucking on the glass. Lol!

    @Hester- Lol, I will totally use that excuse next time.

    @Val- There are some super cheap makers out there. I like the ball one, it looks interesting. I would think you could do sorbet with just a blender and stick it in the freezer.

    @BigBearsWife- Thanks so much! I was shocked.

    @Cate- Ah, I will have to add that to my dream kitchen list.

    @Alyce- Thanks and thanks.

    @Curry and Comfort- Thanks so much. I love my ice cream maker but I've been doing pretty simple recipes with it.

    @savoryandsavage- Thank you so much.

    @jaayyse- Thank you. You must, it's super good.


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