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Strawberry Sorbet

July/August 2013

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


Makes: 3 1/2 cups

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

  • 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

Per 1/2 cup: 99 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 24 g carbohydrates; 14 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 2 mg sodium; 193 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (122% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2 Carbohydrate Servings

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate


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