This simple sorbet is quick and easy and has an amazing strawberry flavor. Freezing the fruit first is key to getting a delicious intense strawberry flavor and rich color. It’s also a great way to use some of those delicious summer berries you may have already in your freezer. Don’t be afraid to mix your fruit. Blackberries and strawberries go great together as well as strawberries and peaches. Summer’s not over yet, so enjoy a fresh simple dessert.
- 1 pint fresh strawberries (about 2 cups, cleaned, hulled and quartered)
- 1 banana cut into pieces
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1/2 juice of half a medium lemon seeds removed
- 1 pinch salt
Clean, hull and quarter fresh strawberries. Cut up the banana. Place the fruit into a gallon sized freezer bag and lay flat in the freezer. Once the fruit is nearly frozen all the way through, place it into the food processor or blender.
Dissolve the sugar in the hot water, stir and place into the food processor. Add the lemon juice and salt. Blend and pulse the ingredients in the food processor until it is a smooth consistency.
You can serve it immediately or place the sorbet into a loaf pan, cover with plastic wrap and freeze. Remove from the freezer several minutes prior to serving.
Equipment: A food processor or blender