Easy Strawberry Sorbet Recipe – Only 4 Ingredients!

Easy no-churn strawberry sorbet! This homemade strawberry sorbet recipe uses simple ingredients and it’s refreshing. No ice cream maker required, but you can use one if you like.

scoops of strawberry sorbet in a metal loaf pan

Love fruity frozen treats on a hot summer day? You might like this Pineapple Ice Cream recipe. Coconut Sorbet is also simple to make.

WHY YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS STRAWBERRY SORBET RECIPE

  • If you’ve ever been intimidated to make sorbet from scratch, don’t be, you’re going to love this homemade strawberry sorbet. It’s a fantastic recipe. It’s super simple to make, and it uses clean ingredients.
  • It’s sweet, tangy, and it reminds me of a frozen strawberry lemonade. It’s the perfect frozen treat.
  • This strawberry sorbet recipe uses a few simple ingredients and you can use fresh or frozen fruit. We love picking up lots of strawberries from the farmer’s markets in our area.
  • You don’t need an ice cream maker to make this frozen dessert, but you can if you like.
top down view of flats of strawberries

INGREDIENTS IN STRAWBERRY SORBET

  • Water – Water helps add to the texture, but you can leave it out or replace it with additional strawberry puree for a stronger strawberry flavor. But if you don’t count water as an ingredients, then you could say this is a 3-ingredient strawberry sorbet.
  • Sugar – Adds sweetness. We haven’t tried this sorbet with a sugar substitute yet. Let us know in the comments if you use a sugar substitute.
  • Strawberries – You can use fresh or frozen strawberries to make the fruit puree. Use different fruit to mix up the flavors. We like to use fresh strawberries during strawberry season.
  • Lemon or Lime Juice – Citrus adds flavor and balances out the strawberries. We love using fresh lemon juice.

If you have any questions about the ingredients, please leave a comment below. For another easy dessert, try this strawberry ice cream.

a collage of 4 photos showing the steps to make strawberry sorbet

HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY SORBET

  1. Puree the strawberries.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water and sugar, and boil until the sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow the sugar syrup to completely cool. Once cool, stir in the puréed strawberries and lemon or lime juice.
  3. Pour the sorbet mixture into a 9×5 metal baking pan or a freezer-safe container.
  4. Freeze until firm (about 4 hours), stirring with a fork every thirty minutes for the first 3 hours. This is important. Don’t skip this step if you aren’t using an ice cream machine.

These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes only. Please see the printable recipe card below.

two ice cream cones with scoops of strawberry sorbet on top

HOW TO STORE STRAWBERRY SORBET

Store this strawberry sorbet in the freezer in an airtight container (we love these reusable ice cream tubs) with a piece of parchment paper or wax paper pressed on top for up to 3 months. The parchment paper will help prevent ice crystals.

EXPERT RECIPE TIPS

  • Stirring – Stirring the strawberry sorbet every thirty minutes adds air to the sorbet, making it smoother and easier to scoop.
  • Strawberries – You can use fresh strawberries or frozen and thawed strawberries to make this strawberry sorbet. We love using strawberries in their peak season.
  • Tartness – Increase the lemon juice to 2 tablespoons for more tartness.
  • Icy Sorbet – If the sorbet is too icy, allow it to soften for 20 minutes, add it to a food processor, process and refreeze.
  • Don’t skimp on the sugar – Sugar not only adds sweetness to homemade sorbets, it also helps with the texture and helps prevent sorbets from being too icy. Some people have use agave nectar, if you use agave please stop back by and let us know how it turned out.
  • Scooping it – If the sorbet is too firm to scoop, allow it to sit on the counter for 15-20 minutes, or until it softens enough to scoop.

Readers are saying this is the best strawberry sorbet!

pinterest pin collage for strawberry sorbet

HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY SORBET IN AN ICE CREAM MAKER

This strawberry sorbet recipe works well in ice cream machines. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for sorbets and then cover tightly and freeze until you’re ready to serve.

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scoops of strawberry sorbet in a metal loaf pan

Easy Strawberry Sorbet Recipe - Only 4 Ingredients!

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes

Learn to make the perfect strawberry sorbet from scratch using only a few simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (16 oz.) freshly puréed strawberries (about 2 ½ lbs., hulled)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water and sugar, and boil until the sugar dissolves, about 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat and allow the syrup to completely cool.
    Once cool, stir in the puréed strawberries and lemon or lime juice.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 9x5 metal baking pan.
  4. Freeze until firm (about 4 hours), stirring with a fork every thirty minutes for the first 3 hours. This is important. Don’t skip this step if you aren’t using an ice cream machine.
  5. Serve! If the sorbet is too firm to scoop, allow it to sit on the counter for 15-20 minutes, or until it softens enough to scoop.

Notes

  • Stirring the strawberry sorbet every thirty minutes adds air to the sorbet, making it smoother and easier to scoop.
  • You can use fresh strawberries or frozen and thawed strawberries to make this strawberry sorbet.
  • Increase the lemon juice to 2 tablespoons for more tartness.
  • If the sorbet is too icy, allow it to soften for 20 minutes, add it to a food processor, process and refreeze.
  • Ice cream machine instructions – This strawberry sorbet recipe works well in ice cream makers. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for sorbets and then cover tightly and freeze until you’re ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g

This is approximate.

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