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Boysenberry Sherbet

Boysenberry Sherbet

This month’s Food ‘n Flix Challenge is the movie Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner. I was inspired to create Boysenberry Sherbet based on the scene in the movie where the parents drop by a drive in and the father orders “Fresh Oregon Boysenberry Sherbet”. I absolutely love Boysenberry and enjoyed the idea that at one time there were drive in’s in San Francisco, which I cannot even imagine today. While researching I learned the difference between Sorbet, Sherbet and Ice Cream. Sorbet does not include any milk in the recipe, it is fruit and sugar. Sherbet includes milk, but not as much as ice cream, and always has fruit. Ice Cream has much more milk and is far creamier, it also doesn’t always have fruit.

I also learned a bit about Boysenberries. They are difficult to find, both fresh or frozen, and if you find them frozen, they will be very expensive. Boysenberry jam on the other hand is far easier to find. I was able to eliminate the need for additional sugar in the recipe since there is already plenty of sugar in the jam. 

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

I’ve never seen Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, and I must admit I was a little concerned it might be a “message” movie where they really hit you over the head with the message they are trying to get across. Instead, I found this to be a really entertaining movie, that yes, has a message, but delivered in a thoughtful way that I believe would make anyone see the point. The movie is about a couple who wants to get married and gain their parents approval. There is a challenge, they are not from the same race. The movie stars Sydney Poitier who I must admit I have always liked as an actor. He is charming, handsome and very likable.

The couple are both nice people, with wonderful family backgrounds. There never really is any objection to either of them as a person. The father’s struggle with the idea that society will not accept their choice. I would have had more concerns about the fact that they had met on vacation ten days prior and were already engaged and looking to marry in the next week. That is FAST under any conditions. I quickly got to the point where I said that while I would worry about how fast it was all moving, that if they really were insistent, I would support it as it isn’t worth risking the relationship with your child and you have to at some point trust their judgement. While the parents struggle with their demands to approve the marriage within just hours of learning all this, eventually they get there. It’s a good movie and I would recommend it to anyone. 

Boysenberry Sherbet Recipe

Boysenberry Sherbet

Boysenberry Sherbet

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Churn Time: 30 minutes
Freeze Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 35 minutes

Delicious and easy Boysenberry Sherbet made with Boysenberry jam. Use your ice cream machine for a simple and fruity treat.


  • 1 cup Boysenberry Jam
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 cups whole milk


  1. Combine jam, lemon juice, zest and milk in a ice cream maker bowl.
  2. Freeze according to directions for an ice cream maker, approximately 20-30 minutes until thickened.
  3. Transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze until solid, about 4-6 hours or overnight.
  4. Scoop sherbet into bowls and serve. If needed, allow sherbet to sit out for a few minutes to soften before scooping.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

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Boysenberry Sherbet
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Food 'n Flix
Food ‘n Flix

This month’s edition of Food ‘n Flix is hosted by CulturEatz with her pick, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.

If you don’t have time to join us this month, but would like to join next month, pick up a copy of Runaway Bride since that is the March flick pick as chosen by our next hostess, Fix Me A Little Lunch

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  1. Wow I want to taste your Boysenberry sherbet so bad, it look delicious.Not sure I could even find Boysenberry jam where I am. And glad the movie was not as intense as expected but that you liked it 🙂 Thanks for participating!

  2. Man, you nailed this. It looks like exactly what he was eating at Mel’s. I really wanted to do an ice cream riff but it’s too cold here. I love the idea of using jam to make sherbert!

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