Strawberry Sorbet

My normal feeling is that strawberries are best suited to ice cream and raspberries are best suited to sorbet. This recipe confirmed that for me, but it was still a delicious sorbet. I made this Strawberry Sorbet by request for a friend’s birthday. It’s a simple recipe:

  • 800g fresh strawberries puréed
  • 410g sugar
  • 410ml water
  • 1/3 lemon

I made less sugar syrup than normal knowing I did not want this to be too sweet. So I dissolved 410g sugar into 410g water. I mixed the syrup with the puréed and strained strawberries and squeezed in a third of a lemon.

Cranked as usual.

Peter cranking in the street

It was delicious, not to sweet, and with great strawberry flavour. Still, I prefer it as an ice cream.

Peter Gerard

Peter carried the hand-cranking ice cream tradition from his family in Missouri to Scotland and eventually to New York. He is now likely the biggest importer of White Mountain Freezers to Europe, having imported more than a dozen machines...

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