Make your own blueberry sorbet

Whether they are called blueberries or blueberries is actually irrelevant. They are small, dark blue and healthy, because they contain a lot of nutrients. All the better if you can enjoy the small power packs as ice cream. As blueberry sorbet, the taste of this berry is much more intense than in other processing methods such as milk ice cream or cake.

Blueberry sorbet, served with blueberries
Blueberry sorbet arranged with blueberries

Ingredients Blueberry sorbet

For 2 portions

250 g blueberries
50 g water (alternatively white wine)
20 g lime juice (approx. ½ lime)
50 g sugar
15 g dextrose
1 pinch of salt

Preparation

As with all sorbets, preparation is very simple and takes less than 15 minutes:

  • Place all ingredients except the blueberries in a pot and heat gently until the sugar is dissolved. Let the syrup cool down.
  • Wash the blueberries thoroughly and put them into a blender together with the syrup and puree.
  • The mass is cooled in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Then pour the mixture into the ice-cream maker or alternatively mix well in the freezer every 30 minutes with a fork (approx. 4 hours). In the latter case, the ice cream can be put into the blender again briefly before serving.

If the ice cream has been in the freezer for a longer time, it will become very hard. Then you should let it thaw for about 15 minutes in the refrigerator before serving.

Blueberry sorbet in the ice cream machine
Blueberry sorbet in the ice cream machine

Things to know about blueberries

Blueberries - or also called blueberries - are in season from the end of June to September. When you buy them, you should make sure that the berries look firm and not shrivelled. Alternatively, there are also frozen blueberries on offer, usually also in organic quality.

As always with fruit, you should pay attention to the quality. Cheap berries on offer are usually contaminated with pesticides. With organic quality you are on the safe side. Alternatively, you can also pick them yourself. In addition to the well-known strawberry fields, there are also more and more blueberry plantations for self-picking.

Blueberries
Blueberries

Blueberries are healthy. Besides the nutrients, the natural colouring of the berries is also the reason. The intense blue colour of blueberries comes from the dye myrtillin, which belongs to the anthocyanins. These secondary plant substances are said to have anti-inflammatory effects and to be able to slow down the aging process. A certain cancer prophylaxis is also attributed to this substance group. In the end, one more reason to enjoy this ice cream regularly.

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