1-2-3 Blackberry Sherbert


August 13, 2015

What could be better on a hot day!


4 cups fresh blackberries

2 cups sugar

2 cups buttermilk

Garnish: fresh blackberries

(Can also substitute raspberries)


1Stir together 4 cups of fresh blackberries and sugar in a bowl and let stand for 30 minutes.

2Process blackberry mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides.

3Pour through a wire-mesh strainer into a 9-inch square pan, discarding solids; stir in buttermilk.

4Cover and freeze for 8 hours.

5Break frozen mixture into chunks and place in bowl

6beat with electric mixer until smooth

7Return to pan

8cover and freeze again for 3 hours or until firm.

9Garnish with whole blackberries and/or blackberry syrup.

10Yield: 1 quart taking about 15 minutes plus 30 min stand time and 11 hours freezer time.

11Ice cream maker alternative: double the ingredients and combine the blackberry process mixture with the buttermilk in a 4-quart electric or hand operated freezer.

12Pack in ice and rock salt mixture and stir till contents stiffen significantly.

13Add more salt and ice and let stand for 1 hour without stirring.

The Happy Berry Bunch farm, in Six Mile, South Carolina. Visit their website at www.thehappyberry.com