Recipe Box, Raspberry Sorbet

My oldest grandson, 12, is homeschooling this Fall,

and one of the perks is the addition of credited life learning lessons,

after “school,” electives like art, home economics and cooking!

Super Boy’s mother arranged for a weekly art class

given by a friend, with several cousins participating

HHjr volunteered his cooking skills

to teach his son the way around the kitchen…

He figured, he’s taught him how to fish,

now he’ll show him how to cook it!

The first few lessons involved learning the pantry,

where and what things are,

then sharpening kitchen knives,

turning on and off the oven and cook top…

practical knowledge that as adults we take for granted,

but as children it is a door to a whole new world!

HHjr bought some books, written for young aspiring cooks,

with explanations of cooking techniques,

general cooking tips, and recipes

Last weekend’s lesson involved Super Boy choosing 2 recipes to make,

then a trip to the grocery store to find and buy the ingredients

and then back to the kitchen to make them

You are in for a treat today

because not only did he make a delicious homemade mac & cheese,

the Raspberry Sorbet he made had us all drooling

and I can’t wait to share the recipe with you!

I didn’t photo the process,

I didn’t want to interfere with the lesson and the magic

that was going on between father and son…

But I so enjoyed eavesdropping, it was so adorable…

Dad did a very professional job explaining

and son was respectful and interested

Big E and I just stayed out of the way, and waited to taste the results!

It was unanimous, we all voted delicious!

Fresh Raspberry Sorbet

a delightful ice cream made with fresh raspberries and a touch of lemon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Churn time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 pints


  • ice cream maker [see notes for alternative]
  • food processor
  • 4 cup measuring cup
  • strainer


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Combine water and lemon in a 4 cup measuring cup and set aside
  • Put raspberries, sugar and salt into food processor. Turn on processor and with machine running, pour lemon water into feed tube. Continue to process until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Remove lid and blade and pour pureed raspberry mixture into a mesh strainer over a large bowl. Use a large spoon or ladle to press mixture into strainer, allowing the liquid to drain into the bowl. Discard the solids in the strainer
  • Transfer mixture to ice cream maker and turn on, following instructions for your ice cream maker.** When mixture is through churning, transfer sorbet into pint or a large freezer container and freeze for several hours before serving*


*sorbet can be served immediately if desired, it will be soft serve style, or freeze to thicken. 
**Churn time noted is approximate, it will depend on your ice cream maker
Alternate method:
If you don’t want to use an ice cream maker put the mixture in ice cube trays and freeze. Then, using a butter knife, ease the frozen cubes out of trays and let them sit out for 15-20 minutes to soften a little, then transfer cubes to a food processor or blender to puree. Transfer the pureed sorbet to another container and store in the freezer if not eating right away. 
Keyword coffee ice cream, cranberry sorbet, holiday dessert, homemade icecream, raspberries, sherbet

A beautiful holiday dessert!!

This would make a lovely palate cleanser between courses too,

it’s light and refreshing,

and the touch of lemon creates a lovely contrast

to the sweetness of the sugar and berries

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23 Responses to “Recipe Box, Raspberry Sorbet”
  1. Learning life lessons is so important to a child’s education. Kudos to HHJr for teaching cooking skills. The raspberry sorbet looks delicious and Big E looks like he is enjoying. I can’t believe Super Boy is twelve, where did time go? Have a wonderful Thursday, Jenna!

  2. thefrenchhutch says:

    One of the most important skills to teach, cooking! My son learned and now our grandson has learned his way around the kitchen too. I love the way HHjr made this into a course, how fun for both of them and for you to observe. Love the look on that cute face and I can’t wait to try his sorbet……..

  3. WOw. I love that you are doing this together. A question — in the printed recipe it said pour into ice cube trays and then there was an arrow like it continued. You used an ice cream maker (I don’t have one). So I’d be inclined to do the ice cube tray thing but what happens after that — do they get pressed down and put into a bowl or stay in cube form? I adore sorbet — I’d love to try this one.

    • Ok, so put the mixture in ice cube trays and freeze. Then, using a butter knife, ease the frozen cubes out of trays and let them sit out for 15-20 minutes to soften a little, then transfer cubes to a food processor or blender to puree. Transfer the pureed sorbet to another container and store in the freezer if not eating right away. I hope this helps!

  4. Nancy says:

    Both my boys love to cook! They started back in the day in our kitchen with me, all together. Plus my Mom loved cooking with them in my childhood home (now our LakeHouse.)
    The sorbet looks amazing!
    Happy Thursday!

    • Teaching boys how to cook and do laundry is so important! When my son was married, he had to do everything because his wife was helpless, couldn’t even grocery shop! It’s so important for kids to learn how to actually live!

  5. The life lessons were my favorite part of homeschooling my son, and now that he’s in college, he can cook up a storm. The only problem is he thinks he still has my budget for food ingredients, not his college boy budget! What a great recipe – but I want to try his red snapper dish that will soon follow! Good job to Dad!

  6. I think it is wonderful that he is getting these practical experiences in the topsy-turvy time we are all living in! The sorbet looks wonderful!

  7. Martha says:

    I love this! That’s a huge benefit of schooling at home. It looks fantastic too 🙂

  8. Very cool! I love these teaching moments and I’m glad they are turning this mess of a year into something positive:@)

  9. Mary says:

    How fun Jenna! I would have loved to eavesdrop on the cooking lesson. So many practical every life tips should taught to today’s youth in school. My SIL was telling me a little while ago about her 21 year old son who didn’t know how to go to to post office and buy a stamp to mail a letter in today’s world of email. 🙂 The sorbet is beautiful and delicious. ♥

  10. lghiggins says:

    Practical skills! You may not get tested for mastery of them on the standardized tests, but they are lifelong skills. Your family is doing a great job of doing more than surviving the pandemic and lockdowns.

  11. Miz Helen says:

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 511. We will be live for our special Thanksgiving Edition on Tuesday this week, be sure and stop by! Hope you have a very special Thanksgiving!
    Miz Helen

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