Sorbet is one of my favorite summertime treats – light, refreshing, and ice cold! And you can make sorbet out of just about any fruit, so the flavor possibilities are endless!

Strawberry lemonade sorbet

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Sorbet
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
freeze time: 8 hours
Total Time: 11 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 2 Quarts
Calories: 867kcal
Deliciously refreshing and light for a hot summer day
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Equipment

  • Ice cream maker

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of strawberries
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups hot water

Instructions

For the simple syrup

  • Combine the water and sugar, mix well, stir until clear. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using, May be prepared in advance.

For the sorbet

  • Clean the strawberries and remove the tops. Place strawberries and lemon juice in a blender and pure until smooth.
  • Add 1 cup of simple syrup, pulse to mix well, then test for sugar balance (see notes). Repeat this step until sugar balance is correct.
  • Once sugar balance is correct, freeze in the bowl of an ice cream maker. Immediately place in a freezer container and freeze for 8-12 hours before consuming.

Notes

To measure the sugar balance of any sorbet
Wash a fresh egg in soap and lukewarm water. Using a slotted spoon, gently lower the egg into the sorbet mix. If the egg sinks, more simple syrup is needed. If there is a spot of the egg about the size of a nickel visible (about 3/4"), the sugar balance is correct. If more of the egg is visible, more fruit puree is needed.
This test works with any sorbet. Let your imagination run wild! Any combination of fruit puree flavors is possible!

Nutrition

Calories: 867kcal | Carbohydrates: 224g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 213g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 169mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg