Elderflower Sherbet

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

Casey and I went out to a fancy dinner at El Paseo  a few weeks ago. We split the Cowboy Ribeye for two and just when I thought I didn’t have room for dessert, they mentioned that they had this delicious Elderflower Sherbet as one of their specials.

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

Of course I made room…. I’m glad I did because it was the perfect way to end a meal.

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

Talk about palate cleansing! The sherbet is a lightly creamy floral number. I can imagine eating it on its own or perhaps drizzling a little extra St. Germain on top. Make this. You won’t be disappointed!

Ingredients are gathered:

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

First we make our simple syrup. After the sugar has melted into the water over heat. We let it cool.

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

We put a bowl over an ice bath. This will help chill our mixture. Buttermilk and milk both go in.

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

We stir in our St. Germain while we’re waiting….

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

The warm simple syrup goes in…If your patient, let it cool longer.

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

Whisk whisk whisk. Chill.

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

Pour the mixture into your chilled ice cream maker.

I just bought this one and am LOVING IT. I don’t always have space in my freezer for the bowl…and I don’t always think about freezing the bowl ahead of time so a built in compressor is super helpful.

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

After some churning we have sherbet!

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

Freeze in a container –  I also bought this ice cream container and it makes scooping out homemade ice cream A DREAM.

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

Serve it up…but why stop here?

 

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

Let’s add some fresh berries to the mix.

A refreshing sherbet made with St. Germaine & buttermilk. Find the recipe for Elderflower Sherbet on Shutterbean.com !

I promise you are not going to want this Elderflower Sherbet situation to end!

Elderflower Sherbet

makes 8 servings

recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Living

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup elderflower cordial

Prepare an ice-water bath. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook until syrupy, about 2 minutes.

Mix buttermilk, milk, and cordial in a medium bowl, and whisk in sugar syrup. Place bowl in ice-water bath. Let cool completely.

Freeze mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturers’ directions. Transfer to a large container, and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.

 

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  • Allison @ Celebrating Sweets

    I had an elderflower liqueur cocktail recently and now I’m hooked. This sherbet sounds amazing! Side note: I spent an embarrassing number of years thinking it was sherbeRt. Ugh, yes, I was that person. Ha! Pinned! Can’t wait to try!

  • Shawn

    Allison, I was totally that person too. Still am! LOL

    Thanks for posting a dessert recipe for my beloved St. Germain. I’ve been drinking it a lot lately with bourbon, Meyer Lemon syrup and Soda stream water. YUMMMMMM

  • Katie

    LOVE elderflower anything…and with buttermilk, it sounds especially dreamy.

  • Ashlyn @ Pedantic Foodie

    This looks so refreshing! I love floral desserts.

  • Melissa Belanger

    Ahh. This looks amazing! I love fancy sounding things that are actually super easy! I will have to make this very, very soon!

  • Joanna

    I just wish it was a little bit warmer in the UK to enjoy ice cream and sorbet to the full! (Great recipe!)

  • Laurie

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. About a month ago I bought the same ice cream maker you have and I love it! It’s so easy to use and we are having a blast playing with it. Now I just need to find a recipe for calorie free ice cream!

  • aida mollenkamp

    Elderflower + buttermilk? It just sounds sooo dreamy!

  • i can spell

    Spelled “St. Germain” wrong …

  • Parker

    My husband and I made this yesterday. It is 100% fabulous, with the added bonus that we now also have a bottle of St. Germain in the house. Thanks for a great recipe!

  • HeatherChristo

    This is beautiful! I too have a bottle of St. Germain just sitting around begging to be used. I will have to try making this sherbet with non-dairy milk and see what happens :) I will report back.

  • Jenna

    I’m churning this now, but for some reason it’s not freezing. I’ve just noticed the recipe calls for elderflower cordial. I used all St Germain (elderflower liqueur), was I supposed to use a non-alcoholic version? Eek

    • Tracy

      You’re correct! Did you put it in the freezer? It should freeze! Let me know how it went!

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