I'm back from my South Carolina vacation to bring you some yummy sorbet. During my stay, I asked my niece Breyya what kind of sorbet she thought sounded best to make. Cherry was her answer, and that's what we made. It's rich, sweet and creamy and was very easy to make. The hardest part was waiting for it to set so we could devour it!
Adapted from Gina's Weight Watchers Recipes
2 lbs cherries
1 cup water
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. sugar or agave
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Stem the cherries and remove the pits. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the cherries with the water, sugar and lemon juice.
Cook until the cherries are very soft and cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
Refrigerate to chill throughly.
Puree the cherries and their liquid and run the mixture through a fine sieve.
Once the cherry mixture is chilled, freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions.
My beautiful helpers. Breyya (on the right) had her friend Alexis over. They helped pit the cherries.
Cherries after the cooking.
Ice cream maker awesomeness. I'm thinking my next flavor to make will be blackberry.