Looking for easy sorbet recipes? Want a summer dessert to serve straight from the freezer? Try our ideas including simple sorbets as well as restaurant desserts with a homemade sorbet to serve on the side (check out that chocolate fondant with crème fraîche sorbet). Get your ice cream scoop ready!
Easy sorbet recipes
This easy kiwi sorbet makes for a really simple dessert. Serve it in small glasses with a little champagne or cava poured over for a more grown-up twist.
Sweet and boozy, this twist on a sgroppino, a traditional Venetian cocktail of lemon sorbet and prosecco, uses blood oranges to flavour the sorbet for an extra boost of colour and flavour.
Turn your whiskey sour into a sorbet! Use American bourbon for a sweeter, vanilla base note, and bear in mind that chilling an ingredient makes it taste less strong, so serving it soft will deliver the flavour faster as it melts in your mouth. You don’t have to add the egg white, but it is an authentic part of the drink and gives the sorbet body.
A sorbet is one of the easiest iced desserts to make and this recipe couldn’t be simpler. Just make a lime sugar syrup, whizz with the mango and pineapple in a food processor and freeze until ready to eat.
This recipe is ideal for entertaining and is the perfect light after-dinner refreshment. Instead of the sparkling shiraz, you could use a full-bodied red wine or a light, fruity rosé.
Easy-to-make sorbet. If you haven’t got a juicer, look out for freshly pressed varietal apple juice. If you can get your hands on Worcester Pearmain apples, when they are in season use them as they are great for juicing.
The amount of sugar used in this sorbet recipe can be varied depending on the sweetness of the watermelon. During the long hot summers in Italy, a spoonful of sorbetto di cocomro is a popular treat.
Blow your friends away with this chocolate fondant recipe served with a creamy crème fraîche sorbet.
This recipe for jasmine set custard with a delicious strawberry sorbet comes from Bulrush, Bristol. It’s a bit of a challenge, but a great summer dish, and the hard work will pay off.
The addition of basil rounds out the orange flavour in this refreshing sorbet. With just three ingredients it couldn’t be simpler, and there’s no need for an ice cream maker.