Cornelian Cherry Sherbet

Cornelian cherry has an unusual and distinct taste. You love it or hate it. This is a very easy recipe. I recommend you try it even if you don’t like these unusual berries.


Cornelian Cherry Sherbet

Difficulty 2 out of 10
Servings 2


  • 125 gr cornelian cherry
  • 500 ml water
  • 3 - 4 teaspoon sugar or honey


  1. Wash the cornelian cherries and grind them in a bowl.
  2. Boil the water and add it on the ground cornelian cherries.
  3. Let it rest for 8 to 10 hours.
  4. Strain through a sieve by pressing.
  5. Filter through a fine cloth.
  6. Add in the sugar or honey.
  7. Serve chilled.
  8. Enjoy.


Notes on Cornelian Cherry Sherbet
  • Cornelian cherries may vary in their taste and sourness, so it is hard to estimate how much water and sugar you need to add. Taste after you go through all the steps and taste it. Then you can adjust it to your liking by adding more water or sugar.
  • Some people say all sherbets must be sweetened by honey, but I think the opposite. Because honey adds its flavour to the sherbet. Sugar only sweetens it, therefore, the ingredients’ taste stays close to original.
  • For the best result, strain the liquid several times through the sieve and grind or press the remaining fruit pieces in the last pass.