Recipe: Instant cherry-spice sorbet

Cherry-spice sorbet sprinkled with cherries.

It’s hot here – the perfect weather for something sweet but light. When I was a kid I liked sucking on Flavor-Ice pops. Now I prefer something a little more elegant.


For 1 or 2 servings:

  • 1 1/2 cup frozen pitted cherries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 packet Truvia (optional)


Put everything in a blender or food processor (see my previous post for thoughts on blenders) and turn to high power following your blender manufacturer’s instructions. Use the blender’s tamper to force the ingredients into the blades as it blends. If your blender doesn’t have a tamper, stop it every 15 seconds to move the chunks toward the blades and the smooth stuff away. Blend until smooth (30 seconds to a minute in a Vitamix), but don’t overblend or it will start to melt.

Scrape from the blender. I use an ice cream scoop to make it pretty. If you like, sprinkle it with chopped cherries or chocolate flakes to make it prettier.

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