Strawberry Mint Sorbet
One of the challenges of having a baking blog is the general contents of my pantry. I always seem to have plenty of the basics: flour, sugars, vanilla, eggs, butter, but never actually have anything to eat. I swear- I spend more at the grocery store than I ever have, but there is NOTHING to eat (except for the fixings to bake pretty much anything! ) So when I actually buy fresh ingredients (like strawberries and mint,) I make sure to not waste them. I also TRY to make things that I will actually feel like eating at the end of the day.
This sorbet is SO good and satisfying that it took every ounce of self control to not eat the whole batch in one sitting. Normally that wouldn’t be a big deal at all as this recipe doesn’t yield more than a pint or so and it is fat-free and relatively healthy. The problem was that I made it at 8 PM and I knew I had to save at least a couple scoops for a photo the next morning. I honestly kept going back for a spoonful at a time, thinking that a smaller and smaller portion would be fine for the photo. (There is plenty in there right??)
Anyway- I will absolutely be making a double batch next time as this was crazy good. The mint was subtle but so refreshing. The sweet strawberries and dash of lime was exactly what I needed on this hot day. Don’t have an ice cream maker yet? I promise this is the recipe to buy one for!
Strawberry Mint Sorbet
- 1 lb. Strawberries washed and hulled
- 1/2 cup mint leaves
- 1 tsp. Kirsch or Vodka, what I used- both are optional though
- 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
- 3/4 cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Slice the strawberries and toss them in a medium bowl with the sugar and liquor, if using, stirring until the sugar begins to dissolve. Cover and let stand for an hour, stirring every so often.
- Puree the strawberries and their liquid with the lemon/lime juice, mint leaves and salt in a blender or food processor until smooth.
- Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
This is such a pretty color! I finally made ice cream this weekend – 2 kinds even. But this summer I want to make sorbet too!
Ohh yumm..my kids would love this! Beautiful photo and awesome recipe!!! I am loving this Audra!!!
This sounds so fabulous! And what a gorgeous color! Fantastic… Thank you for sharing :)
how awesome – it’s like a daquiri in ice cream form. i haven’t taken the plunge and bought an ice cream maker yet… no clue where we’d put it in this closet of a kitchen. will have to live through vicariously through your ice cream posts for a while :)
Such a wonderful combination of flavors. And the sorbet looks so beautiful!! I will have to keep this in mind for when strawberry season rolls around here.
This looks so wonderful and refreshing. Kinda cracks me up that you think you have nothing to eat in your house, when you whip up things like this!
Looks devine! I think you’ve finally did it…I’m getting an ice cream maker! :)
Nice combination of flavors here-the picture makes it look so good and your description is very tempting… I may need to try this one. Nice frozen treat-especially in this 100 degree weather-great post.
I really need an ice cream maker! This looks so good! And yes I do that too…how much do I really need to photograph?! lol
Look delish! We’d love for you to share this over at dishfolio.com!
What a great recipe! I wish I had some mint cause I would make some tonight.
This looks amaaaaazing. Beautiful job.
What’s the ratio of sugar to strawberries? I don’t see it listed in the ingredients, but sugar is written in the recipe. Also, you call for lime juice in the ingredients but it says lemon juice in the directions.
Oh goodness- I sure did mess that up. Fixing now.