Strawberry Sorbet

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine July/August 2013

Pure vanilla extract makes this strawberry sorbet recipe special. You can use freshly picked or frozen strawberries for this perfect cooling dessert.

Ingredients 7 servings

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  • 6 cups hulled strawberries (about 2 pounds), fresh or frozen (see Tips)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar

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  1. Puree strawberries in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Combine water, lemon juice, vanilla and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Stir the syrup into the fruit puree. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until cold, about 4 hours.
  4. Pour the sorbet mixture into an ice cream maker. (No ice cream maker? See Tips.) Freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Let soften slightly before serving.
  • Tips: If using frozen fruit, measure it frozen and then thaw before pureeing.
  • If you don't have an ice cream maker, freeze the mixture in a shallow metal cake pan or ice cube trays until solid, about 6 hours. Break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1/2 cup
  • Per serving: 99 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 30 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 21 g sugars; 14 g added sugars; 15 IU vitamin A; 73 mg vitamin C; 21 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 2 mg sodium; 193 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (122% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate

Reviews 2

October 18, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Absolutely delicious just as directed. I wouldn't change a thing Pros: Easy and fast
July 01, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Yummy! This was a yummy sorbet, very easy to make with my 3 year old. Good strawberry flavor, excellent texture. I wasn't quite sure when to add the vanilla extract as most recipes have you add the extract after anything on the stove comes off heat. I added the extract off heat, and it turned out great. Pros: Easy to make with my 3 year old.