Blackberry Lime Sorbet

Blackberry Lime Sorbet {The Mommy Games}I have a confession to make….I pretty much hate doing anything artsy with my kids. Yep, play-doh, painting, markers – I could live a happy life without any of it. Every time I get brave and bust out the arts and crafts, we end up with spilled paint, crayons in the mouth (repeatedly), stickers stuck to the floor, and a very stressed out momma. My type-A tendencies just can’t handle it. Thankfully, what the kids miss in the arts department, we more than make up for with our culinary adventures. For some reason making a mess in the kitchen is so much easier to handle. Like the kitchen is meant for messes (not to mention, everything is at least somewhat wipeable).

There are still days when I really don’t want to deal with spilled flour and sticky floors though, and on those days, we make sorbet. Sorbet is the perfect thing to make with your littles because there is little mess involved, and a lot of cool gadgets. Just make the simple syrup during nap time, so that way all you’re doing is a little blending (do your kids love to push the buttons as much as mine?), straining, waiting (admittedly, the hardest part, but I consider this a teachable moment about patience), and the most fun – watching the ice cream maker turn our bright purple liquid into a frosty treat. It’s like magic in their kiddo eyes.  So go ahead and try making this super refreshing, and very pretty sorbet with your kids. If I, in all my neat-freakness can handle it, then I’m sure you can too.



  1. mmmm love this sorbet combo! Im not a super huge fan of arts and crafts either..the play-doh colors never stay separated, markers on my walls…we’re working on all that. My son loves it though, so Im trying to work through it hahah I love being in the kitchen with him..its the best of both worlds for both of us!!
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    • Good for you! It seriously takes a level of “laid-backness” to handle it all. I wish I was that cool! Ha!

  2. That looks soooo good!
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  3. Sounds yummy! Need to use that ice cream maker that’s been in the original box for two years now – LOL!

  4. I’m always looking for ways to use my ice cream maker! we’re still a little young for arts and crafts at our place, but I do remember when I was a kid, I hated when people crushed the perfect points on my Crayolas! I might have to get my own box…
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  5. this looks like the perfect summer treat!
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