Light and refreshing, this easy Strawberry Sorbet is going to be your new favorite summer treat! Just 4 ingredients in this simple, delicious dessert! Looking to cool off? Try these yummy treats: Ice Cream Cake, Peanut Butter Icebox Cake and these Ice Cream Sandwiches!
Whether you’re growing your own strawberries or taking advantage of the excellent summer strawberry prices, strawberry treats are a must make during the summer.
Here in California, you can’t drive anywhere without encountering a strawberry stand or a you-pick strawberry patch. Even though my boys have entered the tween-teen stage of life, they still get excited about picking juicy red strawberries.
I might add, that we have dozens and dozens of strawberry plants in our own backyard but for some reason they seem less inclined to pick those… go figure.
We make all kinds of treats with our fresh strawberries but this strawberry sorbet is something special. Perfectly refreshing for those endless 100+ degree days that seem to hit sometime in mid-July and extend on through “fall”.
What Do I Need?
Strawberry Sorbet only uses four ingredients, one of which is water. So basically, there is no reason to NOT make this easy dessert.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- strawberries – feel free to use fresh or frozen here, use what you have!
- sugar – while the strawberries are definitely sweet on their own, a simple syrup made with the sugar and water really is needed in this sorbet recipe
- water – typically a simple syrup is a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water but since we’re working with already sweet strawberries, you’ll only use one cup of sugar and three cups of water
- lemon juice – I also love this recipe with lime juice
How To Make Strawberry Sorbet in 5 Easy Steps
- Prep Strawberries Rinse strawberries thoroughly and quarter.
- Make Simple Syrup Bring water and sugar just to a boil and keep stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool.
- Combine Ingredients n a large bowl, combine syrup, lemon juice and prepared strawberries.
- Blend Until Smooth Transfer to a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
- Freeze Pour the mixture into a freezer safe container and freeze overnight or for a minimum of 6 hours.
Invest in a homemade ice cream container to safely store your favorite frozen treats all summer long!
This simple sorbet recipe is terrific served as a simple dessert but is also amazing as a poolside snack.
Make it a meal with these summer time favorites!
- Chicken Marinade
- Creamy Cucumber Salad
- Mac and Cheese
- The BEST Baked Beans
- No Bake Cookies
- Pineapple Margarita
More Strawberry Recipes
- Strawberry Topping (Strawberry Sauce)
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Stuffed French Toast
- Strawberry Coconut Smoothie
- Strawberry Shortcake Roulade
How To Make Strawberry Sorbet
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 cups water
- 5 cups fresh or frozen strawberries cleaned and quartered (about 2 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice or lime juice
- Rinse strawberries thoroughly and quarter. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, bring water and sugar just to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Keep stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
- In a large bowl, combine syrup, lemon juice and prepared strawberries.
- Transfer, in small batches if needed, to a blender or food processor and process until completely smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a freezer safe container and freeze overnight or for a minimum of 6 hours.
- Store leftovers in freezer for up to 2 weeks.