By: Katherine Ernst
The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and it is safe to say Spring is officially here! It’s time to get planting a garden of your own or visit your favorite farmers markets to grab fresh ingredients and whip up a new homemade dish. Spring is a wonderful time to make sweet & savory desserts. The weather is warming up, the sun is shining late in the day and everyone is in the mood for something cool, creamy and delicious. After a winter of hot and hearty meals, sorbet is such a healthy and refreshing change up!
- 3 Cups Fresh Blackberries
- 1 ½ Cups Water
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Lemon (Juice)
- Heat water and sugar over medium/high heat in a large pot and bring to a boil
- Once the sugar turns to a clear syrup consistency add in the rinsed blackberries and boil until the berries are well dissolved, stirring frequently
- Drain mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Discard seeds and pulp.
- Add in juice from 1 lemon; stir and refrigerate for 3 hours
- Transfer to a metal pan (bread loaf pan) and freeze for 8+ hours
- Dice into cubes and puree until creamy in a processor or blender
- Pour mixture back into pan and freeze for 2+ hours
- Blend until creamy & serve with fresh berries on top!
Ocean County has plenty of farms to choose from throughout spring, summer and fall. You can scoop up fresh and often organic produce that is in season, locally grown & affordable! Check out one of these fabulous farms for your next homemade meal!
- Silverton Farms *organic*: Toms River
- Argos Farm: Forked River
- Beach View Farms: Manahawkin
- Emery’s Farm: New Egypt