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Cranberry Sorbet

 Cranberry Sorbet
This sorbet's sweet-tart taste is so refreshing after a hearty meal. My mother made a batch at least once a year, either for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + freezing


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2-1/4 cups water, divided
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups ginger ale, chilled


  • In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup water; set aside. In a
  • large saucepan, bring cranberries and remaining water to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cook until berries pop. Remove from the heat; press
  • cranberries through a sieve or food mill, reserving juice. Discard
  • pulp.
  • In a large bowl, combine the warm juice, gelatin and sugar until
  • dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Stir in ginger ale.
  • Pour into a freezer-proof bowl; cover and place in the freezer until
  • mixture is partially frozen. Beat with an electric mixer until light
  • in color. Cover and freeze overnight. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 160 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.