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Strawberry Sorbet

This past week, I was STILL looking for ways to use up the strawberries hubby and I got when we went strawberry picking. I received several suggestions, but I think it was Susan who suggested that I make strawberry sorbet. Since it had been on the hot side all week, I decided to go for it, and I’m so glad I did! I was surprised by how just a few ingredients produced so much flavor. If you have an ice cream maker, try this over the weekend – you won’t regret it!

Ingredients:

First, mix together the water and sugar in a saucepan, and boil over medium heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat and allow the sugar to dissolve completely. Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool for a bit.

Chop up the strawberries, just to make it a little easier on your food processor.

Using your zester, get the 2 tsp zest from a lime.

Squeeze the lime to get the 2 Tbsp juice. Purée the strawberries, lime juice, and lime zest in your food processor.

Combine the sugar mix, strawberry mix, and agave. (No, I didn’t strain out the strawberry seeds, because I like it that way. I’m weird like that.) Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker, and then churn according to the directions for the type of ice cream maker you have; it took about a half hour for my Cuisinart to do the job. Here’s what it looked like fresh out of the ice cream maker:

Place in a container in the freezer to firm up. Makes about 1 quart of sorbet.

Posted by on July 11, 2009.

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Categories: desserts & sweets

7 Responses

  1. wow it looks amazing. i want some 🙂

    by Em on Jul 11, 2009 at 7:05 pm

  2. Perfect for the how summer days we’ve been having around here!!!

    by bridget on Jul 12, 2009 at 12:13 pm

  3. This looks soo good! Strawberry season is over for me, so maybe next year!

    by Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) on Jul 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm

  4. And look at that gorgeous color! The addition of lime sounds so refreshing!

    by Michelle on Apr 16, 2010 at 9:17 am

  5. This is a wonderful use of fresh, sweet strawberries! I like the tang of the lime zest.

    by Cookin' Canuck on Apr 16, 2010 at 10:55 pm

  6. Amazing! So easy and fresh. And another great way to use strawberries.

    by Maggy on Apr 17, 2010 at 10:37 pm

  7. First it was rhubarb and now it’s strawberry…your recipes are making my mouth water non-stop! I love them all!

    by Jen @ How To: Simplify on Apr 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. A Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but […]more →