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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2013


Recipe Summary

4 hrs 40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Puree strawberries in a food processor until smooth.

  • Combine water, lemon juice, vanilla and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved.

  • Stir the syrup into the fruit puree. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until cold, about 4 hours.

  • 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.

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 Facts

99 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 24.2g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.5g 10% DV; sugars 20.6g; fat 0.4g 1% DV; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 14.9IU; vitamin c 73.4mg 122% DV; folate 30.1mcg 8% DV; calcium 20.7mg 2% DV; iron 0.5mg 3% DV; magnesium 16.5mg 6% DV; potassium 193.3mg 5% DV; sodium 2mg; thiaminmg 3% DV; added sugar 14g.

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Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious just as directed. I wouldn't change a thing Pros: Easy and fast Read More