This refreshing strawberry sorbet only has four ingredients and it’s perfect! For me, strawberries always make me think of those warm summer months and make me crave sweet desserts and drinks. If strawberries are one of your favourite berries too, this berry sorbet with just 4 ingredients should be right up your alley. The deep strawberry flavour makes this frozen dessert recipe an all-time favourite summer dessert idea. This quick and easy sorbet is made from frozen strawberries, but fresh will also work.
Sorbet is really refreshing. No wonder some people serve it between courses to clear the palate. I love it for dessert. It’s like a lighter version of gelato (don’t get me wrong – gelato is also pretty amazing!) Sorbet is lighter than gelato though and lighter than ice cream. So if you want something refreshing but not necessarily creamy or heavy, sorbet is the way to go! 4-ingredient recipes are always appealing because they tend to be so easy.
This quick and easy sorbet calls for sugar, water, strawberries, and lemon juice. This is a perfect summer dessert idea if you want to make something frozen but without an ice cream maker. Making it really couldn’t be simpler, since all you need to do is melt the sugar in the water, blend the strawberries with the lemon juice, and then mix everything together.
After a few hours in the freezer, your refreshing strawberry sorbet is ready to serve. The exact freezing time depends on your freezer so you might prefer to make this recipe a day ahead to guarantee it’s frozen properly. Homemade sorbet will keep for at least a couple of weeks in the freezer.
Refreshing Strawberry Sorbet Variations
This dessert can be made with frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones. You will need a decent blender if using frozen but the flavour of the sorbet will be every bit as good. In fact, feel free to change up the berries.
Making a raspberry sorbet instead is another summer dessert idea. In fact you can choose any fresh or frozen berries for this quick and easy sorbet with just 4 ingredients. Blackberries, raspberries or cherries would work.
Soft fruit like peaches, apricots or plums would work as well. Or you could combine a couple of different fruits if you want to get creative. It’s such a quick and easy sorbet you could even make a couple of flavours. This is one of the best frozen desserts you can make without an ice cream maker.
This sweet treat, made with frozen strawberries, is not only refreshing but really delicious too. I like to use fresh lemon juice instead of bottled. When a recipe has only 4 ingredients you can taste them all. That means it’s worth using fresh for the very best flavour. Oh, and you can swap the lemon juice for lime juice for a slightly different (but equally delicious) result.
If you are a fan of strawberries, you might like to read this comprehensive guide to strawberries and strawberry season.
How to Serve this Refreshing Strawberry Sorbet
I love this summer dessert idea. Not only does it make an amazing dessert but there are various ways to serve it. You can prepare this so quickly without an ice cream maker and it’s a perfect dessert for the summer.
Sorbet is sometimes served between courses to refresh the palate between two different flavours. So if you’re planning a multi-course meal you might want to serve this treat made with frozen strawberries for an extra fancy touch!
Any flavour of sorbet with just 4 ingredients makes a great palate cleanser. You can make other flavours or just stick with strawberry. A serving between courses is typically just a tablespoon or so.
Another way to serve this refreshing strawberry sorbet is as a float. Pour a glass of your favourite soda then add a scoop of sorbet on top. You don’t even have to use soda. Champagne, sparkling wine or Prosecco with a scoop of sorbet on top makes an amazing summer cocktail!
Even More Ways to Serve Homemade Sorbet
Try a scoop of refreshing strawberry sorbet on top of angel cake for a summer dessert idea. Or pair a scoop of sorbet with a scoop of ice cream and perhaps a fresh berry or two as well.
There are so many ways to enjoy this mouth-watering sorbet with just 4 ingredients. Considering you don’t need any special equipment to make quick and easy sorbet, it’s a great recipe to experiment with. You can make a wonderful frozen dessert without an ice cream maker.
If you like this quick and easy sorbet, you might also like Refreshing Citrus Rainbow Sherbet Champagne Mimosa, Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade, Dairy Free Dragon Fruit Ice Cream or Strawberry Lemonade Bars – Easy & Tasty Squares.
Strawberry Sorbet with Just 4 Ingredients Recipe
Strawberry Sorbet with Just 4 Ingredients
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Water
- 3 Cups strawberries fresh or frozen
- 3 Tbsp. lemon juice fresh
- Place sugar and water into a medium saucepan and bring to a slow boil stirring often. Quickly lower heat and simmer while stirring for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Wash and trim off the stems of the strawberries and place in a blender along with the lemon juice. Blend into a puree that is smooth and free of chunks.
- Add sugar mixture to the strawberry mixture and briefly blend on low speed for 15 to 30 seconds.
- Pour mixture to a bread tin or ice cube trays and place in a freezer for at least 3 to 4 hours or until firm.
- Scoop out with ice cream scooper or spoon and serve.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
There are a lot of ways to serve this yummy dessert made with frozen strawberries. Once you find out how quick and easy this is to prepare, you will definitely want to experiment with different flavours.
The deep strawberry flavour will make this refreshing strawberry sorbet with just 4 ingredients an all-time favourite summer dessert idea. This quick and easy sorbet is made from frozen strawberries, but fresh will also work.