Local Blackberry Sorbet

Nearly everyone in the Pacific Northwest is privy to wild blackberries. They grow on the side of roads and up hillsides begging to be picked during the late summer months. A few years ago, we got to thinking about featuring them on our menu as a sorbet. What better way to savor the last weeks of the summer than with a scoop of refreshing blackberry sorbet made from local berries? We asked Maria at Gelatiamo to develop the sorbet to accentuate these flavors. Hesitant at first to stray from traditional Italian gelato flavors, she gave it a try. It turned out fantastic and the sorbet was a huge hit! The berries Gelatiamo uses are locally grown by the Sakuma Brothers in Burlington. They are delicious and produce a perfectly rich dairy-free sorbet.