The making of this sorbet was a process. However, don’t be scared off from making it; everything that happened was completely on my end. First off, when thinking of a recipe I could make using Bramble Ramble from Bluebird Tea Co., I had the brilliant idea of making ice cream! What’s better than homemade ice cream? Only problem was that I don’t actually own an ice cream maker. A quick text to my mom and I found out that my aunt has one I could borrow. Okay great, I got past the first hurdle.

After talking over the recipe with the boyfriend we both realized that I would need A LOT of tea to infuse the amount of cream and milk the ice cream required. It also required heating and cooling ingredients over many hours. We figured ice cream might not be the best way to go after all. Awesome, now that that was decided, what the hell was I going to make? He suggested sorbet, which is water based and easier to make than ice cream. Perfect, glad we got that settled.

The ice cream maker I borrowed from my aunt requires the bowl to be put in the freezer for at least 12 hours. I did this, and yet ultimately it still wasn’t enough time. After 30 minutes or the bowling spinning round and round, it was still the consistency of a melted snow cone. Yes, good. That’s exactly what I was going for.

So, what was meant to be a quick hour long recipe turned into a full day of babysitting sorbet. After the ice cream maker didn’t work, I placed the Sorbet in the freezer for an hour before stirring it for a minute in the ice cream maker. This went back and forth for about 4 hours. After which, when the sorbet was FINALLY the consistency I wanted, I was way too tired to take photos. So, when I got home from work on Monday I had to quickly make use of the last hour of good light before the sun went down too far behind the trees.

[Related Reading: Tea Infused Cranberry Orange Scones]

With all that said and done, this sorbet is so good! I love creating these recipes every month using tea from Bluebird Tea Co. How often do we really take the time to experiment in the kitchen? Plus, you’ll usually get some pretty great food out of your experiment. Head over to the Bluebird website to check out their latest collection of tea, and don’t forget to use the code WLBTEABIRD20 to get 20% your first purchase. There’s nothing better than tea and sorbet in the summer!

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Lemon Blackberry Sorbet

A beautiful pink lemon sorbet that's infused with Bramble Ramble tea from Bluebird Tea Co.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 70 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup sparkling mineral water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 5 tsp. Bramble Ramble loose tea

Instructions

  1. 24 hours before making the sorbet, add the loose tea to the 1 cup of water and cold brew in the fridge.

  2. In a saucepan, stir together the diced lemon peel, the cold brewed tea, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool. You can stick it in the fridge if you're in a hurry.

  3. In a bowl, stir together the cooled lemon syrup, lemon juice and mineral water. Pour into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. 

  4. If you do not have an ice cream maker, you may freeze it in a tall canister. Freeze for 1 1/2 hours. Remove and stir with a whisk. Return to the freezer and stir about once every hour for about 4 hours. 

  5. Add some blackberries or other fruit to your sorbet and it's now ready to eat!

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24 comments

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This recipe sounds so fresh and tasty! I’ve never made sorbet myself before but yum yum!!

xoxo A
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These sound so simple & refreshing!! Perfect for a summer evening xx

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This sounds so refreshing! I”m would love to try something like this for the weekend.

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Wow this sounds so good! I have to try this, yum!

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Oh this sounds so yummy for summer!

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I like your honest breakdown of making homemade sorbet. It does seem a bit challenging! I’ve never made sorbet before (or even ice cream believe it or not). This looks like such a delicious dessert (:

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Omg, that looks so amazing!! Wow, I totally gotta make that for the summer!!

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I’ve always wanted to dabble in making ice cream but I haven’t thought about sorbet! This one sounds super tasty. I just don’t know if I’d have that kind of patience!

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OMG this is awesome! I am totally going to make this! I neverrr would’ve thought of it!

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This sounds amazingggg! I love anything lemon and blackberry, so I’d loveeee this!

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This looks SO GOOD!

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This sounds delicious, refreshing, and perfect for summer! Even though you had problems with freezing the bowl, it looks like it turned out great!

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I can’t think of anything more perfect than a bowl of sorbet in the summer! Awesome recipe 😊

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This looks soooo up my alley!!! I looove sorbet and lemon and blackberry are my favorite flavors, so together, they would be perfect!

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That Looks so good! I will definitely be trying this out!

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Awesome post! I could actually taste this sorbet as you were describing the recipe process. I can’t wait to try it.

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I’m usually an ice cream lover, but I’ve gotten really into sorbet this summer while living in Paris. I love how you used tea, it makes your sorbet very unique 🙂

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You live in Paris?! That sounds like an absolute dream! Thanks for checking out my recipe.

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I hadn’t thought of using tea for sorbet. This sounds really good with blackberry and lemon!

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I need to try this for sure! It looks great. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Wow! This sounds so amazing!!!! I love that you were able to make this into a sorbet and that I now have the recipe! Gonna pin too to try sometime!

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So glad you like the recipe and pinned to make it later! That makes me so happy!

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Yummy! I want to try this recipe! Beautiful images. xx

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Thank you so much! The sorbet is delicious 🙂

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