Strawberry Sorbet

Sorbets are such a fantastic dessert.  They are quick and easy to make, fairly healthy (for a dessert), and are a great ending to just about any meal.  This sorbet had a great texture – very fruity, smooth and not too icy.  I did not strain out the seeds because I like them, but you certainly could if you want an even smoother texture.  I made a batch of freshly whipped cream to top the sorbet (you know, I wouldn’t want it to be too healthy) and it was delicious!  Kind of a strawberries and cream thing going on – yum!  The only thing I will change next time will be to make a double batch, as the original recipe doesn’t yield much more than a pint and I like to make more than that at once.  

Strawberry Sorbet
1 lb. fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. kirsch (optional)
1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Pinch of salt

Slice the strawberries and toss them in a medium bowl with the sugar and kirsch, if using, stirring until the sugar begins to dissolve.  Cover and let stand for 1 hour, stirring every so often.

Puree the strawberries and their liquid with the lemon juice and salt in a blender or food processor until smooth.  Press the mixture through a strainer to remove the seeds if you wish.  

Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 

Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

25 Responses

  1. LOOOVE sorbet – so refreshing!!

  2. so pretty!

  3. Strawberry sorbet. Simplicity often over-looked. Us foodies often try to be creative and forge a new recipe trail. But we all love the basics.

    This sorbet looks easy and refreshing. Good thing strawberries are on sale right now!

  4. That looks so good and its so pretty

  5. How lovely and refreshing! I really like the addiiton of lemon juice!

  6. how cute! looks so tasty!

  7. Ooh, I have to make that.

  8. looks delicious. and i mean delicious, you know?

  9. Wow….gorgeous! So refreshing and pretty!

  10. Sorbet – strawberries – Perfect!

  11. This looks delicious! Although I love living in France, I sure do miss all of my gadgets (especially my ice cream maker)…

  12. I love the gorgeous deep red color! I’ll have to try David’s recipe… since I’ve been using Alton’s as my go to sorbet.

  13. The color of the sorbet is gorgeous! Yum, looks refreshing!

  14. That looks delicious!! The color is so intense it’s making me crave strawberries 🙂

  15. I love strawberries, and I recently got an ice cream maker, so I’ll be making this soon!

  16. Wow, this is exactly what I wish I was eating right now, nice for a hot day.

  17. Gorgeous photo! I can’t wait to get an ice cream maker someday 🙂

  18. Wow, that looks delicious!

  19. Just bought The Perfect Scoop today! So looking forward to trying some of the recipes…and of course summer. Your photo is fabulous. the polka dots are perfect for Strawberry Sorbet.

  20. yum! the color is fab!

  21. my first visit…am blown away..amazing…truly!

  22. […] sweetteaintexas With strawberries on sale this week & the 100 degree temps of a Texas June, this strawberry sorbet recipe form Annie’s blog was perfect. I didn’t have any kirsch on hand so I added 1 Tbsp of a […]

  23. Just made this as my first attempt with the ice cream maker I got for Christmas! It was SO good. I can only imagine how amazing it will be this summer when I can get great farmer’s market berries!

  24. That sounds really yummy!!

  25. Yum, that looks so good. I have a yogurt maker I wounder if that will work?

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