Beet Sorbet Recipe

Beet sorbet
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  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
123 Calories
0g Fat
28g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 123
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 2g
Calcium 26mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

For a sophisticated twist on a dinner party classic, try serving this fresh beet sorbet recipe. This version is sweet, with a light hint of apples, so it's perfect for an amuse bouche or a lovely dessert. Experiment with different varieties of red and golden heirloom beets to create the ideal, dramatic presentation.


  • 2 lbs red or golden baby beets, trimmed and peeled
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or cider
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vodka

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cover the beets with just enough water to completely submerge them and boil them until they are fork-tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Drain the water and discard it.
  4. Process the hot beets with the remaining ingredients for 3 minutes, until the beet mixture is smooth and the sugar is dissolved.
  5. Chill the mixture for an hour.
  6. Freeze the beet puree in an ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.