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Strawberry sorbet is a frozen dessert made with fresh or frozen strawberries. It is a vegan, gluten-free, kid-friendly dessert and can be made in a matter of minutes with just 2 ingredients. Beat the heat this summer with this easy homemade strawberry sorbet made with an ice cream maker.
strawberry sorbet scoops with sliced strawberries in a fruit bowl.

Strawberry sorbet is a perfect recipe for the summer. It is vegan and gluten-free. It makes a great treat for after school, birthday parties, or a great way to enjoy some fresh fruit. This is an easy strawberry sorbet recipe made at home.

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What is a sorbet?

Sorbet is a frozen dessert that is made with fruits and a sweetener. Pureed fruits or juices can be used to make a sorbet.

What is the difference between sorbet and sherbet?

Sorbet and sherbet are both frozen desserts. However, there is a slight difference in their ingredients. Sorbet is made with fruits and a sweetener while sherbet has some amount of dairy like cream or milk added.

Sherbet is creamier than sorbet however it has lesser fat content compared to ice cream.

strawberry sorbet scoops with sliced strawberries in a fruit bowl.

Strawberry sorbet ingredients

Strawberry sorbet is a dessert made with mainly 2 ingredients. I have used fresh strawberries in this recipe but you can use frozen ones too.

Sugar is added for sweetness but can also be replaced with a sweetener like honey, maple syrup, or a low-calorie sweetener like agave.

A teaspoon of lime juice and a pinch of salt is added to give a perfectly balanced taste.

How to make strawberry sorbet?

It is extremely easy to make strawberry sorbet at home especially with an ice cream maker. First, hull all the strawberries by removing the greens.

Blend all the ingredients - strawberries, sugar (or other sweeteners), salt, and lime juice into a smooth mixture using Vitamix or any other blender. Chill the mixture for about 2 hours.

Prepare the ice cream maker as per the manufacturer's instructions. I have used the Cuisinart compressor ice cream maker for this recipe. It does not require freezing the bowl before hand.

If you are looking to buy an ice cream maker then you can check out my post on which ice cream maker to buy.

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Place the sorbet mixture in the ice cream maker and preferably use the gelato maker dasher. Churn the sorbet for about 25 minutes to a soft-serve consistency and strawberry sorbet is ready to eat.

How do you know when sorbet is done churning?

Strawberry sorbet takes around 20-25 minutes to churn. You will see that the sorbet is glossy and is of soft-serve consistency. The dasher may move but the sorbet does not. This means that the sorbet is done churning.

strawberry sorbet scoops with sliced strawberries and mint leaves in a fruit bowl.

How long to freeze homemade sorbet?

Once the sorbet is churned in the ice cream maker, it has a soft-serve consistency and is ready to eat. However to make it more firm you can freeze it in a freezer-safe container for 5-6 hours before serving.

What should I serve with sorbet?

Sorbet can be enjoyed as is! It has all the juicy flavors of the fruits, in this case the strawberries. You can also serve it with some sliced strawberries or other fruits.

You can also pair it with some ice cream or even serve different flavors of sorbet together.

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Strawberry Sorbet Recipe

Strawberry sorbet is a frozen dessert made with fresh or frozen strawberries. It is a vegan, gluten-free, kid-friendly dessert and can be made in a matter of minutes with just 2 ingredients. Beat the heat this summer with this easy homemade strawberry sorbet made with an ice cream maker.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Chilling and freezing time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 8 hrs 35 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Alpa Jain

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup Organic cane sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Remove the greens and hull the strawberries.
  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender like Vitamix into a smooth puree.
  • Chill the mixture for 2 hours.
  • Churn the strawberry sorbet mixture in the ice cream maker for about 25-30 minutes.
  • Transfer into a freezer safe container and freeze it for about 5-6 hours before serving.

Notes

If you do not have an ice cream maker:
  • Freeze the sorbet mixture for 2-3 hours after blending.
  • Blend the frozen mixture once again using a blender.
  • Freeze it again for 5-6 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Sorbet Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
133
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
74
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
176
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
34
g
11
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
31
g
34
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
14
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
67
mg
81
%
Calcium
 
19
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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