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1-2-3 Blackberry Sherbet

My mom gave me this recipe, which was a favorite when I was young. Now when I make it, my mouth is watering before I'm finished! —Lisa Eremia, Irwin, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    1 quart


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blackberries, thawed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk


  • Place blackberries and sugar in a food processor; process until smooth. Press through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl; discard seeds and pulp. Stir buttermilk into puree.
  • Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish. Freeze 1 hour or until edges begin to firm. Stir and freeze 2 hours longer or until firm.
  • Just before serving, transfer to a food processor; process 2-3 minutes or until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 249 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • cefeldhaus
    Jun 14, 2015

    Tried this last night with strawberries instead of blackberries. It was delicious. I also did not strain it and hubby loved it, and wants me to make more,

  • acgmellor
    Jun 27, 2012

    To cut calories, I only used 1 cup sweetener - I used xylitol. This cut calories to 125 per 1/2 cup. Also, to strain the berries and xylitol, I processed, then put part of the mixture in my large metal strainer and used my egg beater, stirring and pressing to get all the juice out.

  • ranson
    Oct 30, 2011

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  • Mrs Smartie Pants
    Sep 28, 2010

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  • ervanorden
    Jul 22, 2010

    We have an overabundance of blackberries from our blackberry bushes this year. I made this recipe to use some of them in a new way. We loved it! My husband especially likes that there are no seeds in the sherbet. The next time, I'm going to try to cut back on the sugar just a little bit. It was just a tad too sweet for us.

  • degrangen
    Jul 14, 2010

    This is so easy and tastes so good. Made it with strawberries also, just as good. As soon as the blueberries are ready to pick, I am going to try them tool

  • drod
    Jul 3, 2010

    Can you make it if you do not have a food processer?

  • DKM2
    Jun 18, 2010

    How can something this easy be this good? Will definitely make again!

  • darlenam
    Jun 9, 2010

    I made this as is and it is soo delicious. I will definitely make again. I think I'll try different fruits, very good!......

  • loves ranch life
    Jun 6, 2010

    My eight yr. old granddaughter and I made this recipe. It was easy to make! Better than that, we had five men at our supper table that all liked it! It was fairly hot outside even after we had finished supper and this was light, cool refreshing treat to end the meal with!