Homemade Strawberry Sorbet
This homemade strawberry sorbet is simple to make and very refreshing.
Happy Friday! I can’t believe I made it through the week!
I’ve been a little lazy this week and it feels I haven’t done much! Well things like that happen, so I’m hoping to be back to normal next week!
I’m a little busy baking Easter breads this weekend, because it is Greek Easter on Sunday!
But in the mean time, I have a pretty easy, sweet and delicious recipe for a homemade strawberry sorbet.
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of frozen desserts, I do prefer chocolate and cake.
But lately, I’ve been starting to make ice cream more often.
My husband loves all sorts of ice cream, so this sorbet made him happy.
The idea for this sorbet came to me while I was looking through the book “The Slanted Door Charles Phan Modern Vietnamese Food“, which was given to me by a friend for my birthday.
Charles Phan is a Vietnamese chef, who owns restaurants in San Francisco. Definitely planning to visit The Slanted Door Restaurant on my next trip to San Francisco.
And the book includes some of his amazing recipes, so I really enjoyed it.
For the sorbet, I used fresh strawberries and my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.
It does not take a long time to make, just around 40 minutes, but I recommend that you chill the sorbet mixture for at least 2 hours, before adding it to the ice cream maker.
And if you are using an ice cream maker or ice cream bowl for Kitchen Aid, make sure you chill these bowls properly, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
This recipe makes around 3 pints of sorbet.
Homemade Strawberry Sorbet
- 2 1/2 pounds whole fresh strawberries — (3 pints)
- 1 3/4 cups sugar — (could be reduced to 1 1/2 cups)
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice — (from about 1 large lemon)
- pinch of salt
- sliced strawberries for garnishing
- mint leaves for garnishing
Wash strawberries and let them dry. In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine sugar and water and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Let it cool to room temperature. Add lemon juice and salt and stir.
Place strawberries and syrup in a large bowl and using an immersion blender blend until smooth. Alternatively work in batches and blend in a blender.
Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Cool in an ice bath or in the fridge.
Following the directions of your ice cream maker, freeze sorbet until it resembles soft serve ice cream. Transfer to a container and freeze until firm.
Scoop sorbet into small bowls and garnish with mint leaves.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 108, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 112mg, Carbohydrates: 27g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 10%, Vitamin C: 43.1%, Calcium: 11%, Iron: 0.3%
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I’m loving all the strawberry I’m seeing this morning…and this is no exception. Such beautiful photos, Mira! And this sorbet looks so refreshing and refined! Love it! Have a great weekend, my friend!
I generally prefer ice cream (and even sorbet!) to most desserts. Love that this is mostly fruit so it really lets the strawberries shine!
I love chocolate desserts too, but a lot of times the fruit desserts win for me. This sorbet looks so perfect, Mira! I need to start using my ice cream maker more!
Thank you Danielle!
I don’t think it was just you this week feeling lazy! The rainy weather here in Ohio makes me feel very tired after work. I didn’t even make any new recipes this week, oh well, that’s life:)
The sorbet looks so yummy, a refreshing treat for the upcoming warmer days!
Oh, the weather was awful this week 🙂 That is one of the reasons why I haven’t done anything 🙂
Super gorgeous, super simple, so flavor, I love this Mira! It looks so smooth and delicious, the perfect treat for a hot summer day.
I feel as though being lazy every now and then is good for the spirit! But then yes, agreed, it’s time to get back to work! This is a fabulous recipe, Mira! Love the fresh strawberries, and the ability to reduce the sugar. It is fresh, delicious, seasonal and easy to make! Looking forward to putting my ice cream machine to work! Thank you, Mira!
Your sorbet is looking awesome. I think it was as good as it looks.
Strawberries bring out such a beautiful color when they are made into a dish. I’d love to make a batch of this and keep in the freezer for the hot summer days. Lovely recipe.
This sorbet looks like it was made for me, Mira! Love the pretty color and flavor! I had no idea how easy this was to make. Sounds so refreshing and delicious! Pinned!
Thanks Gayle! Yeah, I’ve always thought it was too difficult to make, until I tried it 🙂
I’m seeing strawberry every where this morning. This sorbet looks fantastic! Your photos are gorgeous!
Yeah, me too 🙂 Your recipe is one of the few without strawberries this morning 🙂 Thanks Jen!
This sorbet is gorgeous! I love strawberries – definitely my favourite fruit to eat! 😀 This would make the perfect summer dessert! Thanks for sharing, Mira and happy weekend!
So so glad it’s Friday too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Easter! This strawberry sorbet is gorgeous! Frozen treats are my favorite especially when they are fruity! Love how refreshing this looks!
Thanks so much Kelly! Have a great weekend, too!
What a gorgeous sorbet, Mira! I’ve been obsessed with strawberries lately and this looks like a perfectly refreshing spring dessert!
Oh I could go for that strawberry sorbet right now. Too bad I broke my ice cream machine… Ugh! 🙁
OMG, not good! I just recently got hooked with my ice cream machine, but really move it 🙂
So refreshing, love the color of this sorbet Mira! Pinned!
I adore ALL desserts – cake, dairy free ice cream, sorbet, I love them all! And Mira, this strawberry sorbet is gorgeous – love the color and it looks so creamy! YUM!
Thanks Shashi! I’m the same way 🙂
So I’m not a really big dessert person, but I really love sorbets! They’re just light and refreshing enough for me as an after dinner palate cleaners – and strawberry is one of my favorite flavors! Phan’s book sounds very interesting, I’ll have to pop on over to Amazon and check it out! Pinned for sure!
Yeah, sorbets are the best! I think you’ll like the book, not many recipes, but I love the story and pictures 🙂
I’m so excited about strawberries coming into season – and this sorbet looks like a silky smooth delicious way to use them!!
Wow, thank you so much for the inspiration!!! I love sorbets and yours looks so gorgeous and the photos are just fantastic! Thank you for sharing!
This sorbet looks so good Mira! The photos are gorgeous as always. My week has been blah too so I feel yea. I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your loved ones. Pinned! 😉
Very beautiful looking bowl of sorbet, Mira! Looks so creamy and delicious! I can have a big bowl of this right now!
Thanks my friend!
This sorbet makes me wish for Summe, tropical & hot weather again – and not the cold Autumn we’re experiencing here in Australia! Looks delicious mira.
Oh yeah, it is getting colder there Thalia ! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂
Wow, love the colour of that sorbet! I need to get an ice cream maker. Every summer I say this as soon as the frozen recipes start showing up everywhere, but I think this year I’m finally going to get around to it! I love sorbet, and this one looks amazing!
Thanks Stacey! I actually won my ice cream maker from a blogger giveaway 🙂 But a kitchen aid ice cream bowl works great too 🙂
Strawberry sorbet looks so vibrant and refreshing. Looks divine, Mira!
I love ice cream, but there’s definitely a place for sorbet — it’s so refreshing! My youngest son loves it , so I’ll have to make this for him for sure. 🙂
I actually prefer sorbet to ice cream, love the freshness! Thanks Marcie!!!
I could really go for some of this fresh strawberry sorbet right about now. Strawberries are so plentiful this time of year, and this is a wonderful way to use them. Pinned!
This looks so refreshing Mira. I love sorbet and I love strawberries so this is exactly my kind of dessert. I really need an ice cream maker. Thanks for the inspiration!
I don’t have an ice cream maker! Waaaaaa!!
This is a fantastic recipe! I made it earlier this week and everyone in my house loved it. I used 1 1/2 cups sugar since my strawberries were pretty ripe. The sorbet was perfect – sweet, great texture, beautiful color. I had to churn the sorbet in two batches since my ice-cream maker must a little smaller than yours but that was not a problem – more sorbet the next day! Thanks for a great recipe.
So glad you like it Nguyet! It is so easy to prepare, fresh and delicious! I think my ice cream maker was just the right size for the amount, but if it was a little smaller, definitely 2 batches would be great!
Holy smokes girl! This is a beautiful sorbet! I’m not much of a fan of frozen desserts either, but I’d gladly try this. Pinning this for when it warms up!
So glad you like it Christine! It is very easy to make and perfect for warm weather!
Pinned! Thanks for sharing on Wine’d Down Wednesday
Thanks so much Mary!
This is the best strawberry sorbet I’ve ever tried!
I am on a diet and have a long way to go. Is there anyway I can cut out the sugar and use some other sweetener
Yes, low carb sweetener like powdered or granulated erythritol can be used. And if you still decide to use regular sugar, you can reduce the amount in the recipe by one third.