If you’re thinking about making some sorbet this summer but are fed up with the standard lemon or mango, then here’s a few more ideas that you might want to take into consideration.
42 Sumptuous Sorbet Flavours You Will Absolutely Love
1. Blood Orange Sorbet
Blood orange is an extremely acquired taste, which makes it perfect for a sorbet! The best sorbet flavors are usually tart and strong, which is why blood orange is a great ingredient for a sorbet.
Blood orange is called blood orange because of it’s dark ‘bloody’ appearance, with it’s flesh taking on a darker maroon color than your regular orange.
2. Chocolate Sorbet
I’m sure you’ve had chocolate ice cream before – lets face it, almost everyone has. But chocolate sorbet? This less common treat can be fantastic for those allergic to the lactose in ice cream (some sorbet recipes will use chocolate but you can find some that just use cocoa powder, too).
3. Beetroot Sorbet
Don’t run away! I know, beetroot sorbet sounds kinda disgusting, right? Well, give it a chance and you might be surprised by how delicious it is.
Beetroot sorbet has actually risen in popularity recent after it’s become a staple for posh, expensive restaurants to use it to be edgy. I’m not arguing; I think it’s delicious! Try this beetroot sorbet if you’re after something a little different.
4. Lemon & Vinegar Sorbet
Lemon.. and vinegar? Yeah, I know it sounds kind of crazy, but it works.. trust me! The little drop of balsamic vinegar actually offsets the bitterness of the lemon, making this one of the best sorbet recipes in my opinion. Be sure that you don’t overdo it on the vinegar however, otherwise you’ll be in for a rude awakening!
5. Cherry Chocolate Sorbet
Chocolate sorbet shouldn’t work by definition. Sorbet is usually best for sour and tart flavors, which often get lost in chocolate because it doesn’t maintain it’s bitter flavor when mixed with sugar. Usually, if you compare ice cream and sorbet, ice cream works better for chocolatey flavors.
However, chocolate sorbet does work. And it works pretty damn well, actually. Especially if you add a hint of fruit in there like cherries, it can make it into something really delicious.
6. Pineapple Sorbet
Some fruits are best for sorbet, and pineapple is an ideal one for making a sweet dessert that will taste truly delicious.
Make sure that you get yourself a fully ripe pineapple to ensure that you’ll get a sweet sorbet. If you don’t then your sorbet may not taste as delicious as it could. You could also serve your pineapple sorbet in the scooped out pineapple itself.. cool!
7. Watermelon Sorbet
If you’re looking for something with a subtle flavor, then a watermelon sorbet may be your best bet. It’s flavours are not overpowering like some sorbets, so this is a great choice if you have a dinner party and want to please everyone.
Using watermelon also allows you to try some pretty cool decoration designs with the outside. You could serve it in the watermelon, or just stick a few slices in the top for some unique looks.
8. Blueberry Sorbetto
Blueberries are one of the lowest sugar fruits around, so it’s no surprise that many people think a blueberry sorbet won’t really work. They’d be wrong! A blueberry sorbetto is one of the better choices if you’re looking for a sorbet flavor that isn’t popular, but will still rocket your tastebuds.
Try adding a little lemon to your blueberry sorbet; the high acidity works wonders for your tastebuds and adds a little extra to the recipe.
9. Cucumber & Mint Sorbet
For a more sophisticated sorbet, you could look at something like a cucumber mint sorbet. Actually, this doesn’t even necessarily need to be a dessert and could easily be served in small amounts as an appertizer if you’re having a dinner party.
Although mint isn’t usually the best mixture with a sorbet, it seems to work with the subtle mint taste.
10. Strawberry Rose Sorbet
If, like me, you like to experiment with new stuff and don’t mind having some alcohol with your sorbet, then this strawberry and rose sorbet is perfect as part of a nice champagne concoction.
If you really want to get romantic, then this could be a great option for you to treat your loved one to a delicious – and slightly tipsy – dessert!
11. Mint and Grapefruit Sorbet
Mint.. and grapefruit? Whilst it might not sound like the best combination, it actually works extremely well. This is because the mint offsets the sharp citrus taste.
Make sure to use a fresh grapefruit when you’re making your mint and grapefruit sorbet. This way, you can be sure that you’ll get a crisp taste that won’t be lacking in flavor.
12. Avocado Sorbet
I know, I know.. some of these recipes are getting a bit abstract for you! Avocado sorbet? Who’d have thought these two would ever be in the same sentence! An avocado sorbet, to me, highlights one of the main reasons that I love sorbet in the first place.. it’s vegan!
Although the recipe I’ve shared doesn’t include this, a cheeky tip of mine would be to add a touch of lime. This bit of zest is sure to liven up your tastebuds a little!
13. Zinfandel Sorbet
I’m partial to the odd glass of wine, and combining it with a sorbet to me is a massive WIN! Whilst you don’t necessarily need to use a Zinfandel with this recipe – you can just as easily use a Merlot – I prefer to use a Zinfandel because it’s my favorite to drink (oops!).
Whilst it might not be the first flavor that springs to mind, a Zinfandel sorbet is sure to liven up any dinner party that you have!
14. Maple Sorbet
I found this recipe whilst browing online, and although I haven’t tried it – it looks delicious! It uses and and oat milk, so although it may not technically be a sorbet (I’m very picky about what gets included as a sorbet and this is a sherbet!) it looked so delicious that I had to include it.
If you want something slightly thicker and more filling than your regular sorbet, then this may be a good choice for you. Due to the carbs that are in it, I’m sure this one will fill you right up!
15. Strawberry and Lime Sorbet
The strawberry and lime blend is as old as time; they just work so well together! The sweetness of the strawberry works perfectly with the slight citrus of the lime, making this a great choice if you want the best of both worlds. Sorbet is great for keeping the weight down, too.
If you’re looking to try something a little different, then this strawberry and lime combo is a great choice. It’s also a great choice for anyone who wants to make their dessert look pretty, too.
16. Mango & Lime Sorbet
Although I’m not usually a mango and lime fan, this works for a zingy sorbet that will liven up your tastebuds. If you think you’d like the sweet mixture of mango with the tang of lime, then you could opt for this as one of the best bets for your sorbet.
17. Elderflower Sorbet
I’ve never truly managed to get on the elderflower train. I prefer something with a little more flavor. But if you want something subtle and elegant, then a elderflower sorbet is the perfect dessert to serve at a dinner party.
If you’re looking for a super easy sorbet recipe that’s a little different, then you could opt for a grape sorbet. Because of their high sugar content, grapes make a great choice if you’re looking for something to give you a sugar kick.
Check out below for a quick instruction guide on how to make this delicious grape sorbet!
19. Rhubarn & Gin Sorbet
Rhubarb and Gin is the combination that nobody asked for, but it just works. If you’re looking to add a little alcohol to your sorbet, then this might be a good choice for you. Just remember not to add too much!
20. Passionfruit Sorbet
I’m a big passionfruit fan, there’s no denying that. And passionfruit makes the perfect flavor for a sweet, refreshing sorbet that’s super easy to make. You can even make this one with pre made passionfruit puree if you don’t want the hassle of making your own passionfruit puree.
21. Cantaloupe Sorbet
Thinking outside of the box is a great idea when you’re considering sorbet – there’s a lot of flavors that work in their own right. I’m sure you never thought of making a cantaloupe sorbet before.
Make sure to find a cantaloupe that’s sweet, otherwise your sorbet is likely to end up tasting like nothing.
22. Rhubarb and Rose Sorbet
23. Mandarin Sorbet
24. Blackberry Cabernat Sorbet
25. Plum & Red Wine Sorbet
26. Strawberry Ginger Sorbet
27. Dried Apricot Sorbet
28. Bellini Sorbet
29. Gin and Tonic Sorbet
30. Grape (Green) Sorbet
31. Pink Grapefruit Sorbet
32. Pear Vanilla Sorbet
33. Champagne Sorbet
34. Mascarpone Sorbet
35. Chocolate Peanut Butter Sorbet
36. Cranberry Orange Sorbet
37. Cherry Sorbet
38. Mojito Sorbet
39. Pomegranate Sorbet
40. Raspberry Coconut Sorbet
41. Sangria Sorbet
42. Watermelon and Tomato Sorbet
Overall, these are just some of the best recipes that you can consider if you’re looking to make a delicious sorbet.