Sour Cherry Sorbet

If you've got 10 minutes, you've got time to whip up this two-step puckery-tart sorbet recipe.

Sour Cherry Sorbet
Photo: Blaine Moats
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 hrs 10 mins
3 cups


  • 1 pound pitted fresh or frozen tart red cherries (about 3 cups)

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup water


  1. If using fresh cherries, spread onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze, uncovered, 6 hours or overnight.

  2. For syrup: In a small saucepan combine sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a simmer, whisking to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; let cool slightly, then chill 1 to 2 hours or until completely cool.

  3. Combine cold syrup and frozen cherries in a food processor fitted with blade attachment. Process 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture is smooth, scraping down sides of bowl after each minute.

  4. Transfer sorbet to a freezer-safe container. Freeze at least 4 hours. Serves 6.

Cherry Coke Float

  1. Place two scoops of cherry sorbet in a cup. Top with chilled Coca-Cola and serve.

Cherry Rosé Float

  1. Place two scoops of cherry sorbet in a champagne flute. Top with chilled sparkling rosé wine.

Fresh Cherry Substitution

Substitute 1 24.7-ounce jar dark Morello cherries in light syrup (such as Trader Joe's brand) for the fresh cherries. Drain well and pat dry before freezing as above. Makes 2 cups.

Nutrition analysis per serving: 116 calories, 1 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat) 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 27 g total sugar, 0% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 0 mg sodium, 0% calcium, 0% iron

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

70 Calories
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 70
% Daily Value *
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 7.6mg 38%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 131mg 3%
Folate, total 6mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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