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.
What is a sorbet?
Sorbet is a frozen treat that is made with fruits and a sweetener. It is dairy-free and gluten-free. It can be made with a sweetener of your choice. Fruit puree or fruit juice can be used to make a fruit sorbet.
Strawberry sorbet is easy to make 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.
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 without any chunks 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 beforehand.
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 the strawberry sorbet is ready to eat.
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.
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 firm you can freeze it in a freezer-safe container for 5-6 hours before serving.
I have made this strawberry sorbet in the Cuisinart ICE-100 compressor ice cream maker. The recipe can be scaled to make in any ice cream maker.
If you are looking to buy an ice cream maker then you can check out my post on which ice cream maker to buy and all the tempting ice cream maker recipes you can make in it.
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.
Strawberry sorbet can be stored in a freezer-safe container for up to a month. It is a delicious dessert that your family will love and it will be gone much before that :).
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 as cream or milk added.
Sherbet is creamier than sorbet however it has lesser fat content compared to ice cream.
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Strawberry Sorbet Recipe
- 1 lb Strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- ½ cup Organic cane sugar (or sweetener of choice)
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
- ⅛ teaspoon Salt
- Rinse the strawberries with water. If using frozen ones then defrost them in the microwave.
- 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.
- 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.
Betty Frost says
Instead of sugar can honey be used instead?
Alpa Jain says
Yes you can use honey.