CHERRY SORBET

A cherry-licious ice cold treat on a hot summer day.
I’ve been playing around with my new ice cream maker and I’m having fun with all the possibilities, you should expect to see a lot more frozen treats in the weeks to come!
First on my list was sorbet. Cherry ice is my favorite summer flavor but I was really amazed at how much better cherry ice tastes when using real cherries and not the artificial cherry flavor we are all used to. The deep red color is all natural, no color added. Although pitting the cherries is a bit time consuming, it’s well worth the end results.
These would make great tasting ice pops too if you don’t have an ice cream maker. Use your sweetener of choice, Stevia of course could be used in place of the sugar or agave if that is what you prefer, without the sugar a serving is 2 points+.

Cherry Sorbet

Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes

Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1/2 cup • Points +: 4 pts • Smart Points: 4

Calories: 136 • Fat: 0.2 g • Protein: 1.2 g • Carb: 36.9 g • Fiber: 2.4 g • Sugar: 31.2 g

Sodium: 0.7 mg
Ingredients:
2 lbs cherries

1 cup water

2/3 cup sugar

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Directions:
Stem the cherries and remove the pits. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the cherries with the water, sugar, and lemon juice, and cook until the cherries are very soft and cooked through, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature, then refrigerate to chill thoroughly.
Puree the cherries and their liquid and put the mixture through a fine sieve.
Once the cherry mixture is chilled, freeze according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.
Makes 1 pint.

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