Bing Cherry Sorbet

Although there are easily more than 1,000 varieties of cherries, only about 10 percent are commercially grown. Of these, the Bing is considered to be one of the sweetest and most enjoyable.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 2 hours 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 1⁄2 lbs. Bing cherries
  • 3⁄4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Wash, pit, and halve the cherries, and combine with the water, sugar, and lemon juice in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stirring occasionally, cook the cherries until soft and liquidized, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature.
  • Place cherries and vanilla in blender or food processor, and purée until smooth. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
  • Add to ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions for freezing.