fruitFruit is important for a healthy diet and plays a big part in homemade ice cream. Apples and blackberries are garden grown fruits so can be inexpensive to produce yourself.

strawberries Delicious strawberry ice cream is one of the most popular flavors ever. Click on the strawberry picture for my own rich and creamy recipe.

Here is a great picture of a lemon sorbet sundae I made. I hope it inspires you to make your own.

How To Make Apple & Blackberry Sorbet

Made with fresh apples and blackberries - delicious!

apple and blackberry sorbetIngredients:

1 cup of fresh blackberries
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
5 fresh apples
2 fresh limes (juiced)

Method: Place the blackberries and water into a blender. Blend until smooth then pour through a sieve and press to extract the juice (should make 1 cup of juice). Discard the flesh of the blackberries left in the sieve.

Mix this juice with the sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat. Stir continuously until the sugar has dissolved and it forms a syrup. Remove the syrup from the heat and leave to cool - takes about 20 minutes.

While waiting for the syrup to cool, wash, peel and core the apples and then chop them into cubes. Place the apple cubes, cooled syrup and lime juice into a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer the complete mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Serves 6-8

I have other sorbet recipes which use fresh fruit. These include blackcurrant and lime sorbet for which you will find the recipe here and also rhubarb sorbet. Always use fresh fruit - the fresher the fruit, the better the sorbet.