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Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet

Looking for a way to beat the heat and keep the kiddos entertained? Say hello to your new best friend: Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet! I love sorbet and it is ridiculously easy to make at home!

This icy treat combines the sweet goodness of fresh strawberries with the zesty zing of lemon, making it the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. Plus, it’s super easy to make and a blast to whip up with your little ones.

FAQs

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones? Absolutely! Just make sure they’re thawed before you blend them.

Do I need an ice cream maker for this recipe? Nope! This recipe is designed to be hassle-free. A blender and your freezer are all you need.

How long will the sorbet last in the freezer? Stored properly, it can last up to a month, but let’s be real—it’s so delicious it probably won’t make it past the week!

Can I reduce the sugar? You can, but the texture might be less smooth. The sugar helps create that perfect sorbet consistency.

Ingredients

Fresh strawberries, white granulated sugar, water, lemon juice, salt, and for garnish: sliced strawberries, mint, lemon slices.

Why Each Ingredient is Needed

Fresh Strawberries: The star of the show! These juicy berries bring natural sweetness and vibrant color.

White Granulated Sugar: Adds sweetness and helps achieve that smooth sorbet texture. Water: Helps dissolve the sugar and blend everything smoothly.

Lemon Juice: Adds a tart kick to balance the sweetness of the strawberries.

Salt: Enhances the flavors and balances the sweetness.

Garnish (Sliced Strawberries, Mint, Lemon Slices): Makes your sorbet look as good as it tastes, adding a touch of freshness and flair.

Fun Places to Serve This Summer Treat

Picnics: Pack up your sorbet in a cooler and enjoy it while lounging on the grass.

Backyard BBQs: This sorbet is a perfect palate cleanser after a savory BBQ feast. Beach Days at Coney Island: Refresh yourself after a swim with this icy delight.

Summer Playdates: Impress your fellow moms with a homemade treat that’s sure to be a hit with the kids.

How to Store Leftovers

Store your sorbet in an airtight container in the freezer. To keep it from getting too hard, cover the surface with plastic wrap before sealing the lid. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, let it sit out for a few minutes to soften before scooping.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

Berry Picking Adventure: Make a day of it by going strawberry picking with your kids. Freshly picked strawberries taste even better!

Little Helpers: Let the kids help hull the strawberries and squeeze the lemons. They’ll love getting involved and it’s a great way to keep them busy.

Blending Fun: Supervise them while they help blend the ingredients. The whirring sound and the vibrant color change are exciting to watch.

Decorating Duty: Allow the kids to garnish their servings with extra strawberries, mint, and lemon slices. It’s a fun way for them to personalize their treat.

Why This Recipe Works

This Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet is the perfect summer treat because it’s simple: With just a few ingredients, it’s easy to make even on the busiest days.

Refreshing: The combination of sweet strawberries and tart lemon is incredibly refreshing. Versatile: Serve it at any summer gathering or enjoy it as a solo treat.

Kid-Friendly: Fun to make and delicious to eat, this recipe is a win for kids and adults.

Healthy-ish: With fresh fruit as the base, it’s a slightly healthier dessert option.

So, grab your strawberries and lemons, and let’s make some sorbet magic happen! Your taste buds (and your kids) will thank you.

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Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet
Yield: 4-6 servings

Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

This incredible strawberry lemonade sorbet is the perfect treat on a hot day!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries
  • 1 3⁄4 cup white granulated sugar 3⁄4 cup water
  • 3⁄4 cup lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • Garnish
  • Sliced strawberries Mint
  • Lemon slices

Instructions

  1. Cut the stems off of all the strawberries and rinse them clean.
  2. Place all the strawberries in a blender, along with the sugar, water, lemon juice and salt.
    If using a small blender, do this in two batches.
  3. Blend until smooth and pour into a loaf pan.
  4. Freeze for at least 3 hours until firm.
  5. To create a creamier sorbet, once the initial mixture has frozen, break apart chunks and
    blend again in a blender until smooth.
  6. Place this mixture back into the loaf pan and spread evenly, placing back in the freezer
    for another hour.
  7. Scoop and serve with mint as a garnish.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 286Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 99mgCarbohydrates 73gFiber 4gSugar 67gProtein 1g

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