3-Ingredient Raspberry Sorbet: the No-Bake Recipe for a Fresh, Creamy and Vegan Dessert

Total time: 15 mins.
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

3- Ingredient Raspberry Sorbet is a fresh and easy to prepare dessert, ideal for a snack or to serve during brunch or at the end of a meal: it is prepared with 3 ingredients and is ready in a very short time. It's an alternative preparation to the classic ice cream, but faster, without milk and cream, it is prepared only with frozen raspberries, lime juice and maple syrup. To make it, simply blend all the ingredients in a blender and the raspberry sorbet is ready to taste.

What is 3-Ingredient Raspberry Sorbet

Fruit sorbets have a long and refreshing history dating back to ancient times. Originating in the Middle East, early forms of sorbet were enjoyed by the Persians who combined snow with fruit juices and honey to create a cooling treat. This concept spread to Europe through the Moorish influence in Spain and was further refined in Italy, where the word "sorbetto" was coined. By the Renaissance, fruit sorbets became popular in European courts, often served as a palate cleanser between courses. Over time, these icy delicacies spread globally, evolving with local flavors and ingredients, becoming a beloved dessert around the world.

Variants like this 3-Ingredient Raspberry Sorbet, which focus on simplicity and the use of natural sweeteners like maple syrup, gained popularity in recent decades as part of a broader trend towards healthier and more natural foods. This trend began in the late 20th century and continues to grow, with consumers seeking alternatives to refined sugars and artificial additives. The inclusion of lime juice for a tangy twist and the option to adjust sweetness reflects contemporary culinary preferences for customizable, fresh, and minimally processed desserts.

Tips for the Best Raspberry Sorbet

  • You can sweeten the sorbet to your liking, if you prefer it sweeter add more maple syrup or, alternatively, you can use honey.
  • If the sorbet is difficult to blend, use a little water or milk.
  • For a softer sorbet, serve immediately after blending. For a firmer texture, transfer the mixture to an airtight container and freeze for an additional 1-2 hours.

Can I Use Fresh Raspberries Instead?

Yes, you can, but to achieve the right texture, you'll need to freeze the fresh raspberries first. Simply spread them out on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Fresh raspberries are optimal to use when they're in peak season.

Why Is My Sorbet Runny and Watery?

This could happen due to insufficient freezing time, too much added liquid, or inadequate blending. To avoid this, ensure that the sorbet mixture is thick before freezing by using minimal additional water or milk. Blend thoroughly for a smooth consistency and freeze the mixture completely. Adjust the sweetness and tartness by adding more maple syrup or lime juice as needed, but be careful not to add too much liquid.

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead of Time?

Yes! Prepare the sorbet according to the instructions, then transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the freezer. When ready to serve, allow the sorbet to soften slightly at room temperature for a few minutes for the best texture.

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How to Store 3-Ingredient Raspberry Sorbet

To store the raspberry sorbet, transfer it to an airtight container and place it in the freezer. For optimal texture, press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the sorbet before sealing the container. The sorbet will last up to two weeks in the freezer, maintaining its flavor and consistency. Before serving, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly.


Frozen raspberries
375 grams
fresh lime juice
Maple syrup
2 tbsp

How to Make 3-Ingredient Raspberry Sorbet

Place the frozen raspberries inside of the blender and add the maple syrup.

Add the juice of a lime and blend.

Keep blending until the mixture is creamy and spreadable. If the sorbet is difficult to blend, add a little water or milk (plant-based, to keep it vegan friendly).

Once the sorbet is ready, spread it on a plate and then serve it using an ice cream scoop to help you. Garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy!

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