Strawberry sorbet

Strawberry sorbet is the perfect guilt free frozen dessert you need to make soon! Flavored with lemon juice, ginger and mint, this naturally sweetened strawberry sorbet takes just 10 mins to make and can be done without an ice cream machine!!

strawberry sorbet

Summer is here in all its scorching glory! The roads already wear a deserted look in the afternoons and the evenings see people thronging for the cooler lake side and parks in my city. Me? I have been having a wonderful time with my parents who visited us after one year!! With them and D being on a school break, I neglected you guys. Sorry but I sure hope you understand my plight.

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Needless to say I spent all my energy chatting with them and cooking up delicious dishes for them to try. Thankfully, they liked everything!! Is there a greater feeling than your family loving your food? I don’t think so. So anyways I finally had some time today now that they have gone back and D is back at school. Turns out its quite tough to start writing after a long break. Its been quite some time for me so please pardon this hastily and self consciously written post today. I will get there again. I promise. More dinner stories, more laughter, much more enchantment. But for now, lets just talk about summer and this incredibly vibrant strawberry sorbet.

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 My garden is looking a little neglected and bereft too. Especially since the greens are turning into dappled yellow and motley brown due to the scorching sun. But, thankfully spring is in the air in the form of exquisite and intoxicating blooms! From roses to gardenias, jasmines and glorias, portulucas and euphorbias, alamanda, frangipani and bougainvillae my garden is studded with color at the moment. And I am exalting in their beauty every second of the day. Along with flowers, there is a wonderful crop of strawberries and we haven’t stopped eating strawberries since the past one month.

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Case in point ; this beautiful Strawberry basil pie with the perfect pie crust, the only one you will ever need. Strawberry yogurt smoothie bowl that’s a daily breakfast affair along with my personal breakfast favorite strawberry cottage cheese toastie with balsamic glaze. Another one of our absolute family favorites is this super scrumptious and perfect for anytime pick me up Banana strawberry bread with Nutella swirls. 

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For now, lets get back to this gorgeous strawberry sorbet. Sorbet unlike icecream and gelato, is the dairy free version of the quintessential frozen treat. Originating from Persia in the form of sherbat,usually made of fruit puree and water alongwith a sweetener of some sort. Icecream on the other hand usually contains eggs, cream and milk and is definitely more calorie dense while being creamy and sweet.. Sorbets on the other hand are more fresh and natural! Usually served as a palate cleanser in most fine dining establishments, sorbets are refreshing and sweet without being cloying.

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This strawberry sorbet is sweetened with some honey and flavored with lemon juice, ginger and mint for a refreshing touch. The strawberry sorbet is tart and sweet enough, uplifting and just perfect for hot summer afternoons. Need more convincing?? How about the fact it is diet friendly, suitable for lactose intolerant people and needs a mere 10 mins to make?? Need even more convincing? Well, go make it and see for yourself! You will give those overly sweet, fattening ice creams a pass for this simple and refreshing strawberry sorbet. 

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Xo,

S.

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Strawberry Sorbet

Strawberry sorbet is the perfect guilt free frozen dessert you need to make soon! Flavored with lemon juice, ginger and mint, this naturally sweetened strawberry sorbet takes just 10 mins to make and can be done without an ice cream machine!!

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 8 scoops

Ingredients

  • 500 gms fresh strawberry , quartered
  • 150 ml honey , use stevia for a vegan alternate
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger root grated
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves ,chopped into tiniest bits
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds for garnish
  • 60 ml vodka optional

Instructions

  1. Puree all the ingredients except lemon juice and mint leaves. Once smooth, strain the puree into a large bowl. Add the lemon juice and mint leaves, stir through well. Taste and add more lemon juice or honey depending on how you like it. 

  2. If adding alcohol, add now and mix well. Pour it into a freezable air tight container. Cover and freeze for an hour till the sides start setting.

  3. Once it starts setting, remove from freezer and whisk it well with an egg beater making sure no ice crystals remain.  Pop it back in the freezer. 

    Do this process a least 4 times, after every hour. Whisk it well making sure no crystals remain. Freeze overnight. 

  4. Remove from freezer 10 mins before serving. Garnish with some chia seeds, mint leaf before serving. Enjoy!!








4 thoughts

  1. What a gorgeous sorbet! And, am so loving your use of ginger in this boozy sorbet. I think I could enjoy this even in the middle of winter!
    Also, glad you got to enjoy your parents’ company. Before mine moved here, they’d visit once a year too and so totally understand. Happy Wednesday!

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