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Blueberry Sorbet

Blueberry Sorbet Activity

See more activities in: Middle School, Summer

Did you know July is National Blueberry Month? In celebration, your child can turn blueberries into a wonderfully tasty dessert—blueberry sorbet!

What You Need:

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • Blender
  • Plastic container with lid
  • Fork
  • Timer
  • Scrap paper and pencil

What You Do:

  1. Start by inviting your child to wash and then measure the blueberries, placing them in the blender.
  2. Now she can measure and add the rest of the ingredients for the sorbet. She can blend the mixture for about 30 seconds, or until the blueberries are reduced to a happy pulp.
  3. Invite your child to pour the blueberry mixture in the plastic container with lid and place in the freezer. Encourage your child to create a chart using the scrap paper and pencil to keep track of the sorbet making process.
  4. Now invite your child to set the timer for 15 minutes. Once the timer dings, she can remove the mixture from the freezer, give everything a good stir with a fork, and then return to the freezer.
  5. Your child can continue timing, mixing and freezing until the blueberry sorbet freezes!
  6. Offer her an ice cream scoop to dish everyone up a taste!

Did you know: sorbet, or frozen water flavored with fruit, is thought to have originated during Roman times? Sometimes liquor, such as wine or vodka, is used instead of water.

Sarah Lipoff has a K-12 Art Education degree and enjoys working with kids of all ages.

Updated on Aug 17, 2012
See more activities in: Middle School, Summer
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