Sweet Strawberry Sorbet!

22 May

This past Saturday’s market was quite the success!   Pies were selling out like hot cakes, milk and eggs were a hot commodity and the strawberries…oh the strawberries!   To my surprise, I learned that this is the last official week for strawberries! In a fruit lovers panic, I came home with 3 quarts of beautiful ripe strawberries.  If you’re looking for a fun way to use your strawberries, here is a step by step recipe of how to make homemade strawberry sorbet.  Its so easy!!  (no ice cream maker required, hallelujah)

You need 3 ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of strawberries (actually any kind of berry would work!)

STEP 1: Bring to a boil 1.5 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar in a large sauce pan to make a simple syrup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 2: After the sugar has dissolved, pour in 1 cup of strawberries.  Continually stir until the strawberries become almost translucent or have cooked down quite a bit (about 5 minutes).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 3: After your strawberries have cooked down, strain the liquid and strawberries into a bowl using a fine mesh sieve.  Press the berries with a large spoon to get all the strawberry goodness you can!  Discard the pulp and seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 4: Cover the bowl with plastic and place in the freezer to cool for 1 hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 5: After an hour, transfer the cooled mixture into a smaller freezer safe container.  Place into freezer for 2.5 hours stirring mixture every hour.  Freeze until firm..if it takes a bit more than 2.5 hours, leave it in there for a little while longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 6: Enjoy your homemade strawberry sorbet!!  See how easy that was?

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