Raspberry and rose sorbet

Cool and refreshing, this sorbet is bursting with raspberries and has a hint of rose, too. It’s sure to be a hit with the whole family – and they’ll be extra impressed by the crystallised rose petal decorations
Serves: 6
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy




    • 300g caster sugar


    • ½-1tbsp rose water


    • 2 x 170-250g punnets raspberries


For the decoration:

    • 1 medium egg white


    • A few rose petals


    • A little caster sugar






    1. Pour 300ml water into a pan and add the caster sugar. Place the pan over a low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to the boil, then boil it rapidly for about 3-4 mins to give a light syrup. Remove the pan from the heat and leave the syrup to cool. Stir in the rose water.


    1. Mash the raspberries, then rub them through a sieve and discard the pips. Stir the raspberry purée into the cooled sugar syrup. Pour the mixture into a suitable container, then freeze, beating it regularly as it freezes so that it has a smooth texture. Or, churn the mixture in an ice-cream machine until it’s frozen.


    1. To crystallise the rose petals for decoration: A few hours before serving, lightly beat the egg white with a fork. Brush the top of each rose petal with egg white and sprinkle caster sugar over. Spread the rose petals out on a sheet of baking parchment and leave them to dry before serving.


    1. The sorbet will keep in the freezer for up to a month. But the rose petals will only keep for a day, so you need to crystallise them on the same day you’re going to serving the sorbet.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 0.0g saturates 0.0g calories 233(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.