Garden Creamery Sorbets Taste Fresh-Picked

Sorbet flavored not only with raspberries, but red peppers.

I love a good, fruity, virtuous sorbet. But truth be told, it’s usually not quite as swoon-satisfying as a sinful scoop of bonafide full-fat ice cream, if you know what I mean.

That is until I tried samples of Garden Creamery sorbets.

These sorbets — made with agave nectar, as well as organic fruits, veggies and herbs, and no stabilizers or emulsifiers — are something else.

They taste high-end, as if a talented pastry chef at a four-star restaurant had spent the morning churning them, using the best ingredients in winning combinations.

Garden Creamery sorbets.The sorbets are the brainchild of Hawaii residents, Natalie Parker  and Erin Lang. They are made locally, though, in Novato.

The Strawberry Rosemary is smooth and complex, with a wonderful pine note that I couldn’t get enough of.

The brilliant-fuchsia Raspberry Red Pepper does indeed combine the unlikely duo of berries and red bell peppers, which in concert create a much more amplified berry flavor.

The Coconut one is like coconut cream on steroids — very intense and tropical.

And the 85 percent Dark Chocolate Honey is sure to win over even the most discriminating chocolate lovers. Deep dark hued, it’s reminiscent in taste of frozen hot chocolate. It’s creamy and full-bodied, with a slightly icy nature. At 170 calories per half cup, it’s about 100 calories or so less than your average premium chocolate ice cream, yet totally satisfies any bad-boy craving.

The other sorbets have about 40 to 90 calories per half cup, depending upon the variety. Find Garden Creamery sorbets for $6.99 a pint at Mill Valley Market in Mill Valley, RJ’s Market in San Francisco, and Green Earth Natural Foods in San Francisco. Starting Sept. 20, they also will be available at Andronico’s markets.

Dark chocolate sorbet. Oh my!

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28 comments

  1. 1

    What gorgeous ice creams and flavors!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. 2

    I wonder how Raspberry Red Pepper would taste…it sound yummily tempting though 8)

    Soy

  3. 3

    Wow they look really good and you know I just love how low calorie they are for a really good, wholesome product! :)

  4. 4

    I love the unusual flavors of these sorbets! The Strawberry/Rosemary sounds absolutely amazing!

  5. 5

    They remind me of scream sorbet…now I need to check it out! :)

  6. 6

    Cannot wait to check these out, they all sound simply delicious. I’m not sure I could pick as I stare at the door of the freezer.

  7. 7

    wow, the strawberry-rosemary sounds amazing! i cannot wait for them to be distributed in andronico’s.

  8. 8

    I’ll go check at the natural food product store. Sound so good.

  9. 9

    Wow, what absolutely complex, sophisticated flavors. Very impressive

  10. 10

    You make it sound like I have to try all the flavors ;p

  11. 11

    Sweeeet! No pun intended. I’ve tried them all being the frozen treat fanatic that I am. I really can’t say what flavor I like best . I like that I can sample them all and not feel guilty.

  12. 12

    Gah! Pure torture.

  13. 13

    Yes, Please! I want 10 pints of raspberry-fuschia and 10 pints of coconut (oh gosh, you just reminded me how much i love coconut sorbet).

  14. 14

    Isn’t it friendly to any one who is weight conscious?! Sounds healthy too.

  15. 15

    Wow! Those sound really good! I could really go for that Raspberry Red Pepper.

  16. 16

    wow, full of delicious chocolate!

  17. 17

    These really are not-your-mother’s-sorbet types of sorbet. I mean, strawberry ROSEMARY. Yum. These sound fantastic. Thanks so much for the review!

  18. 18

    I’m so curious about the mix of raspberry and red pepper. I’m going to have to try that. The color is amazing.

  19. 19

    These flavors sound amazing :)

  20. 20

    oooh these sound good. I’ll have to run to Andronico’s later this month.

  21. 21

    coconut cream on steroids? good lord, yes please!

  22. 22

    Carolyn, do any of these flavors contain dairy? Anyone else find it odd that they would use the word “creamery” in their brand if no dairy is used in any of the products? Savvy marketers or tragic mistake.

  23. 23

    Sophia M: Nope, no dairy at all in these sorbets. So any of you out there who are lactose intolerant can happily eat these.

  24. 24

    oh, I really like that red colour!

  25. 25

    totally refeshing~

  26. 26

    These are definitely rnot run of the mill and the photos are gorgeous, love that shade of red – they sound mighty delicious too! (esp with the lesser calories!!)

  27. 27

    OMG, that looks so delicious. I want some right now.

  28. 28

    I love the flavors here, but I’ve actually heard that agave nectar is really bad for you, just as bad as high fructose corn syrup. I’m not a scientist, so I can say for sure, but I’ve read some articles that say that it is not a healthier alternative..I was not a happy camper. :-(

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