What is your favorite fruit? One of mine is strawberries. When they are in season and ripe, they are so delicious. Not sure how it is everywhere else, but we actually have strawberries year around. They aren’t quite as tasty as the in-season ones, but a strawberry anytime, can still be delicious.
If you have an ice cream maker that just sits there, like mine. Whip it out and make this strawberry sorbet! It will not disappoint. This is pretty easy to make. The pressing the strawberries through a mesh strainer is the only thing that takes some time. And if you are like me, and love decorating and celebrating every holiday, this will make a great Valentine’s dessert. And it is on the healthier side. Winning!
- Ice Cream Maker
- 2.5 lbs freshly picked strawberries
- 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- pinch of salt
- sliced strawberries (for garnish)
- mint leaves (for garnish)
- Wash strawberries and remove stems. Gently pat dry.
- Combine sugar and water in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heart, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Add lemon juice and salt.
- Purée whole strawberries in a food processor or blender until smooth, then combine with sugar mixture. Strain strawberry mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl.
- Cool in an ice bath or in the refrigerator.
- Follow the directions for your ice cream maker, freeze sorbet until it resembles soft-serve ice cream.
- Transfer to a container and freeze until firm.
- Allow sorbet to soften at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving. Scoop sorbet into small bowls. Garnish sliced strawberries and mint leaves. Enjoy!