This Lime and Strawberry Sorbet recipe is cool, fruity and sweet!
This frozen treat is the perfect way to finish off any meal!
I remember going strawberry picking as a kid. There was a farm fairly close to our house. I remember feeling like the drive to the farm took forever. I guess I was just a little excited by the idea of gathering my own bounty.
My family and I would spread out among the rows. Each lost in their rhythm of picking and eating the red, plump berries. I’m confident I ate more than I picked, but no one ever complained.
The family-owned farm had been there as long as I can remember. It always seemed so untouched. This huge expanse of land out in suburbia.
Over time, shopping plazas and grocery stores sprung up around it. I remember passing the farm’s silos’ on our way to one of the first super-sized grocery stores, not seeing the irony in going to buy fresh produce when this beautiful farm was right in front of us.
Eventually, the family sold a chunk of land which became a park. We’d swing and slide all the while, that old silo was becoming rusty and tired.
Thankfully, I have discovered other family-owned strawberry farms. My kids get to experience the joys of picking fresh strawberries and I get to join them.
WHERE IS THE SORBET RECIPE?
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While I enjoy making many strawberries desserts (like this Strawberry Tiramisu Angel Food Cake, Strawberry Lemonade Cake Roll and Strawberry Ricotta Cookies), one of my favorite things to make is this lime and strawberry sorbet recipe!
What Is A Strawberry Sorbet Recipe?
A sorbet is a cool, refreshing dessert that consists of fruit (fresh or frozen), fruit juice and sugar. It can be made in almost any flavor and is easy to prepare. It is dairy free, sweet and a perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day!
How to Make This Strawbery Sorbet Recipe
This recipe starts by making a simple syrup. Simple syrup is a mixture of water and sugar that is boiled down until has thickened. You can flavor your syrup with anything from vanilla beans, fresh fruits, rinds, spices, and extracts.
Once the syrup come together, allow it to cool completely.
Add hulled, fresh strawberries to a blender and puree the strawberries (frozen strawberries will work as well, however, you will have to a little water to the blender). Refrigerate strawberry mixture in the blender for about 30 minutes.
Add fresh lime zest and freshly squeezed lime juice to the berries along with the simple syrup and blend until combined. At this point, you can sample your sorbet recipe and add more lime juice or zest if necessary.
If you are satisfied with the flavor, pour your strawberry mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker, and once combined, remove your sorbet to a freezer safe container.
How To Make This Sorbet Recipe Without An Ice Cream Maker?
To make the recipe without an ice cream maker, complete all the above steps, up until the last one. Instead of pouring the mixture into an ice cream maker, pour it into a freezer safe container and freeze for at least 30 minutes.
When you start to see ice crystals form, break them up and stir; place the container back in the freezer for at least 6 -8 hours.
Is This Sorbet Recipe Vegan?
Sorbet is vegan as long as it is not made with honey.
Is This Sorbet Recipe Gluten Free?
Yes it is!
Other Sorbet Recipe Flavors?
Sorbet can be almost any fruit flavor! There is mango rum punch sorbet, watermelon sorbet, pineapple sorbet, raspberry sorbet, lemon sorbet, plain lime sorbet….I think you get the idea!
If you love frozen desserts as much as I do, then you need to check out these frozen treats:
Items Needed For This Sorbet Recipe:
Ice Cream Maker (optional)
Freezer Safe Container
- 2 cups water
- 2 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 16oz containers fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
- 5 limes
- In a large saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Sugar should be dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- In a large blender, puree strawberries. You should have about 3 cups of pureed strawberries. Refrigerate strawberry mixture for about 30 minutes. Add zest from 3 limes (more if your prefer) and the juice from 5 limes to strawberries (again, you will want to adjust to your taste and the size of your limes) along with your syrup. Blend until completely mixed.
- Pour strawberries into a bowl of an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturers instructions. Remove to a freezer safe container and freeze until set.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 412 Total Fat 1g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 7mg Carbohydrates 107g Fiber 6g Sugar 95g Protein 2g