Blackberry & Thyme Sorbet
Recipe provided by Austin Personal Chef: Carlos Crusco
6 cups fresh Texas Blackberries (leave out 12 for garnish)
1.5 cups Sugar
- 3 cups Water
- 6 Sprigs – Fresh Thyme
- 6 tbsps. Lemon juice
- Fresh Mint
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, combine the water and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the syrup is clear, about 1 minute.
- Take the pot off the heat, add the thyme and allow to steep for 20-30 minutes. Once steeped, remove thyme from the pot and add the blackberries.
- Bring the syrup mixture and blackberries to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the berries are soft and beginning to dissolve, about 3-4 minutes.
- Once cooked, remove from the heat and strain the berries through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing on the berries with the back of a large spoon. Discard the blackberry pulp and seeds.
- Add the lemon juice to the blackberry syrup and stir to combine thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a plastic or metal bin and refrigerate until chilled (about 3-4 hours minimum or overnight).
- Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Transfer the sorbet to a freezer-safe container and freeze until firm (about 2 hours minimum or up to 3 days), before serving.
- To serve, scoop a couple of balls into a bowl. Garnish with whole blackberries and fresh thyme. Enjoy!