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Homemade Strawberry Sorbet

A delicious, simple 4 ingredient recipe for luscious fruit forward sorbet that celebrates strawberry flavors.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting time12 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berries, dairy free, dessert, fruit dessert, ice cream, sorbet, summer fruit
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 168kcal


  • 24 ounces Fresh or frozen strawberries*
  • 12 ounces water
  • 7 ounces white sugar 1 cup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pectin Optional


  • Place ice cream maker bowl into the freezer according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • Wash and hull strawberries then place in blender or food processor with the water. Blend until smooth puree. (If using frozen berries, thaw ahead of time.)
  • Strain puree through fine mesh sieve into a medium saucepan. Push as much liquid through as possible, leaving only seeds and thick pulp behind.
  • Add sugar and two tablespoons of lemon juice. Place over medium-low heat, and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Once sugar is dissolved add pectin if using, allow to dissolve and allow to cook for 1 minute. Do not allow the mixture to bubble or boil.
  • Pour into container with lid and refrigerate until completely cool. 2-3 hours minimum.
  • When the ice cream churn bowl has frozen for the necessary amount of time and liquid is cool, place in ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturers instructions.
  • When fully frozen (Smooth/glossy) either eat immediately, or scoop out into freezer safe containers and store in freezer until ready to eat. When ready to eat, let sit at room temperature 5-10 minutes to allow to soften.*


*Frozen strawberries need to be thawed to blend. Either thaw in fridge ahead of time or microwave gently until softened. 
*If you can't wait for sorbet to soften when you're ready to eat it, you can microwave it for 20-30 seconds to soften slightly. 


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 68.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.5mg