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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Strawberry Basil Sorbet

Summer is upon us, dare I say finally?

And we want something light and refreshing to cool down those hot summer nights.  This Strawberry Basil Sorbet is the perfect summer dessert.  It's cold, it's light, it's refreshing - and it's easy to make!

Strawberry Basil Sorbet


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups strawberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


Combine sugar and water in bowl.

Hull the strawberries (remove the green stem from the tops) and chop the basil.

Puree the strawberries and basil together in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Stir the puree into the water/sugar mixture and add the lemon juice.

Freeze in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturers instructions.  This might be a good time to take a catnap.

Transfer to a freezer container and freeze until firm, about 3 to 4 hours.

This sorbet was delightfully refreshing.  The basil wasn't overpowering but did add a clean bright flavor, allowing the strawberries to shine though.  This flavor combination is a definite winner!

zentMRS - Love in the Kitchen
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