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Cheats Raspberry Sorbet


Spring has been very drab this year.  Cool and damp, with the odd warm-ish day in between.  So it was a bit of a shock when Sunday turned blisteringly hot and dry and still.  With girls giggling indoors with curtains closed – apparently rehearsing for a school talent show, and boys out in the backyard with a soccer ball (of course) getting sweaty and smelly, I decided that the parents sweltering on the back porch needed something to reward our parental patience and sooth our boiling insides.

This treat is quick, easy, healthy, and wonderfully refreshing.


  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 c apricot nectar
  • 2 c frozen raspberries
  • 1 T icing sugar (optional – see how sweet your raspberries are…)
  • raspberries to serve

Drop ice cubes into blender running at top speed.  Once crushed add raspberries, nectar and sugar.  Once blended, poor into serving cups and top with raspberries. Enjoy!

Idea adapted from “Family Circle”, Christmas 2008, p108.