Photo by: Yunhee Kim

Black and Blue Berries in Ginger Syrup

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 7 minutes; Stand: 5 minutes.

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups blackberries, divided
  • 1/3 cup turbinado or granulated sugar
  • 2 none (1-inch) pieces peeled fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 none (3-inch) strips lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups lemon sorbet (optional)


1. Bring 2 cups water, 1/2 cup blackberries, sugar, ginger, and lime zest to a boil over medium-high heat in a saucepan, stirring just until sugar is dissolved. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat, and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Pour mixture through a fine strainer set over a bowl; don't press on solids. Reserve the syrup, discarding the blackberries. Then stir in the lime juice.

2. Add the remaining 2 cups blackberries and blueberries to the syrup. Serve over 1/2 cup lemon sorbet, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 136none
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 12mg
  • Calcium: 44mg

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Black and Blue Berries in Ginger Syrup Recipe