Active Time
30 Mins
Total Time
6 Hours 30 Mins
Yield
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 “cupcake”)

These sweet “cupcakes” made of fresh blueberry sorbet are a delightful, cooling lemon-berry treat with a cookie crunch on the bottom and fluffy whipped cream on top. They’re the perfect dessert for any summer gathering. The cupcakes can be made well in advance, simply top with fresh whipped cream right before serving.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together blueberries, honey, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt in a medium bowl. Mash slightly with a potato masher.

Step 2

Pour mashed blueberry mixture into a blender, and process until smooth, about 2 minutes. Press blueberry mixture, in batches, through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large bowl; discard solids. Cover and chill strained mixture 1 hour.

Step 3

Pour mixture into frozen freezer bowl of a 1 1/2-quart electric ice cream maker, and proceed according to manufacturer’s instructions. (Instructions and times may vary.) Transfer to a bowl; cover with plastic wrap, and freeze until just set but not frozen, about 2 hours.

Step 4

Meanwhile, pulse cookies in a food processor until finely crushed, 10 to 12 times. Stir together cookie crumbs and butter. Place paper baking cups in a 12-cup muffin pan; divide crumb mixture evenly among muffin cups and firmly press mixture on bottom and slightly up sides of muffin cups. Freeze 1 hour.

Step 5

Place heavy cream and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment; beat on medium-high speed until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, and beat until medium peaks form. Cover and chill until ready to assemble “cupcakes.”

Step 6

Spoon sorbet evenly into muffin cups, lightly pressing with a spoon, until level with top of paper liners. Freeze at least 2 hours.

Step 7

Remove sorbet “cupcakes” from freezer, and remove and discard paper muffin cups. Top “cupcakes” with whipped cream, and garnish with blueberries and halved strawberries. Serve immediately.

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