Nothing quite tastes as good as a fresh fruity sorbet for dessert on a hot evening. This recipe for strawberry sorbet is super easy to make using fresh strawberries and it takes less than fifteen minutes.

fresh strawberries

Strawberries by Amy Stephenson

What You Will Need For Strawberry Sorbet

Makes About 1 litre (34oz), Preparation Time 5 Minutes, Freezing Time 10 Minutes in an ice cream maker.

  • 650g (22oz) Fresh Strawberries – Hulled (Tops Removed)
  • 150g (5oz) Sugar
  • 150ml (5oz) Water
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

How To Make Strawberry Sorbet

Add all of the strawberries into a blender and puree until smooth. Don’t puree the mixture too much as you will start to break up the seeds.

In a small saucepan, bring the water to the boil before dissolving the sugar. Add the lemon juice and vanilla and simmer for 2 minutes.

Pour the sugar mixture into the strawberry puree and mix well together. Refrigerate the mixture for at least 8 hours before putting into the ice cream maker. This allows the flavours to fully develope and the mixture to get cold enough for the ice cream maker.

strawberry sorbet ice cream maker

Add the mixture the ice cream maker and follow the directions. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, pour the mixture onto a baking sheet and freeze it until set. Break it up and blend in the food processor until smooth. Freeze and blend again for the best consistency.

This recipe freezes well for up to a month. Take it our a few minutes before serving to allow it to soften. You can also use this sorbet as a base for your summer smoothies and avoid having to buy and keep fresh strawberries on hand.

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Cover image: StrawberrySorbet by Star5112. Referenced images used under CC BY 2.0