How To Make Strawberry Sorbet

This strawberry sorbet recipe works well with either fresh or frozen berries.
This strawberry sorbet recipe works well with either fresh or frozen berries.

Fresh Strawberry Sorbet

A serving of strawberry sorbet with a little banana added to the recipe. Photo: E. A. Wright 2009
A serving of strawberry sorbet with a little banana added to the recipe. Photo: E. A. Wright 2009

Homemade Strawberry Sorbet

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Homemade Strawberry Sorbet

Fruit sorbet, and especially strawberry sorbet, became a favorite dish after I added a new ice cream maker to the kitchen this summer.

The process of making sorbet is surprisingly quick and easy, and the homemade product is perfect for a simple dessert, as an afternoon snack, or even as breakfast.

Here's how to make a sorbet that epitomizes summer simplicity and strawberry goodness.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of whole strawberries, either fresh or frozen
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of fresh citrus juice (I've used both limes and lemons)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar (less with very ripe strawberries)
  • 2/3 cup of water

Directions:

Scoop strawberries into a blender. Add the sugar, citrus juice and water. Blend until the mixture is mostly smooth, but leave a few larger berry chunks if you prefer sorbet with a little texture.

The strawberry mixture could be set aside in the refrigerator, but there is no need for this. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the machine's directions.

With a small gel canister machine, freezing takes about 20 minutes, if the canister is well chilled ahead of time.

Serve with chopped fresh strawberries. Enjoy.

Notes on the recipe:

When finished, this recipe makes a scant quart of sorbet, or maybe a little less, if you're counting a few taste tests along the way. In another system of measurement, the recipe produces enough for about four ice cream bowls.

The sorbet can be eaten immediately, and should be. The exception would be that on very hot days, the sorbet may come out of the ice cream maker still a bit sloppy. Placing the batch in the freezer for an hour will fix this. But don't wait any longer, as the sorbet may become hard to scoop.

Variation:

Remove a few of the strawberries and add half a banana instead.

To avoid the blending step, first soak the strawberries with the sugar, water and citrus juice. Then smash the berries with a fork. The result will be chunkier and less uniform.

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MissJamieD 7 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

This looks awesome! I'm going to make this for my kids, or with my kids:)


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An Archigirl 7 years ago

Looks pretty good to me:)..and the recipe is simple enough so I'm sure you'll have a few people coming back to say how great the recipe is.


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

I love homemade products, they taste so delicious in comparison to the ready made ones. Not long ago I tried in a French restaurant a Strawberry and basil sorbet, it was originally yummy!


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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Excellent recipe - looks delish! I will certainly add this one to my summer collection.


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E. A. Wright 7 years ago from New York City Author

Hope you enjoy it.


SilverGenes 6 years ago

Thank you. This looks absolutely delicious and I'm going to try it now that the strawberries are here :)


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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West Virginia

Yummy, I just came from your cranberry Sorbet recipe site. I will use these and put them in my Avon Ice Pop Molds and freeze for a nice cold snack when the heat get too hot.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

That looks delicious as well!


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E. A. Wright 6 years ago from New York City Author

Lady Guinevere: Turning this sorbet recipe into ice pops works quite -- I've just tried it. The recipe makes enough to fill six small ice pop molds.


mary 6 years ago

I love sorbet :-)


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Cassidella 6 years ago

Sorbet is so good! Just had mango sorbet Friday night but didn't know how easy it can be to make. Nice hub! Glad you shared it.


ttttttttttttt 5 years ago

i am so wanting to try this

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