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What’s Dippin’ – Bow Hill Blueberry Sherbet

Cool off with the Co-op’s newest frozen treat: Bow Hill Blueberry Sherbet! Now available by the scoop or pint in the Co-op Deli and CONES our creamery at C•SQUARE..

Our ice cream makers create dozens of innovative and seasonal flavor combinations. For this latest creation, we added a bit of our organic cream to a dark purple blend of organic heirloom blueberry puree from Bow Hill Blueberries. Grown right here in Skagit County, look for Bow Hill’s fresh local blueberries (in season) and other products like blueberry powder, preserves and dried berries.

Sherbet vs. Sorbet

What’s the difference between sherbet and sorbet? Sherbet is sorbet’s creamier cousin. Sorbet contains no dairy whatsoever, just fruit puree and/or juice, sugar and water. Sherbet, however, has a bit of cream, milk, egg whites, or buttermilk added for a richer texture. The resulting frozen treat is a creamier than sorbet, but lighter than ice cream. By law, sherbet must contain less than 2% fat. Serving tip: soften up your sherbet so it’s easy to scoop. Since it does not have the high fat content of ice cream, take sherbet out of the freezer at least 5 minutes before serving so it softens up.

While we’re demystifying, let’s discuss the word “sherbet”. It’s one of the most commonly mispronounced words out there, passed down over the years and causing confusion. Sherbet has only one “r” in it, so it’s only pronounced “sher-bet” not “sher-bert”.

However you say it: our Bow Hill Blueberry Sherbet is delicious!

By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.