Frozen treats aren’t typically the first thing on your mind in winter. Neither are strawberries. But winter is when this simple strawberry sorbet was created.
My twelve-year-old was sick…again (we had an uncharacteristic rough patch in March and April!). This time his throat was incredibly sore. He had all the telltale signs of strep throat – white spots on the throat, pain, headache, fever. And yet, his tests came back negative. While very thankful for no strep (or antibiotics!), it left us with the wait it out approach. All I could do was keep him comfortable while his body fought off the virus.
Spring Dessert Recipe: Homemade Strawberry Sorbet
I literally just tossed a few things we had on hand in the blender, thinking I’d make my son an icey smoothie. But I made too much. So I poured the rest of the mixture in a container and put it in the freezer.
To his great delight the result was a creamy strawberry sorbet!
His siblings, on the other hand, were not pleased that he did not want to share. He needed the cold for his throat.
So I promptly made a second, larger batch. The entire family enjoyed it…and it has become a favorite spring dessert!
Dairy-Free Summer Dessert
One of the best parts about this simple strawberry sorbet is that it is dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free. Yet it has a creamy, smooth consistency and is easy to scoop right from the freezer. No need to let it soften!
While this would have been delicous as-is, as a Nutritional Therapist I always put a focus on nutrition (especially when sick!). So I added for easy-to-digest protein and wholefood Vitamin C for immune system support. Plus a dash of unrefined sea salt and potassium chloride for minerals.
So this is a warm weather treat you can feel good about serving. If your kids have some experience in the kitchen they could make this dairy-free sorbet by themselves. It’s really that simple.
Seasonal Fruit Recipe
We go strawberry picking every June. I’m thankful a nearby friend recently started growing organic strawberries. A small strawberry patch five minutes from our house sure makes it easy! But before that we always found somewhere local to pick, even if it meant a drive.
Preserving strawberries at peak freshness is so worth it! Not to mention it saves a ton of money.
We try to pick enough strawberries to freeze at least six gallons and still have some leftover to eat fresh. There are so many ways to use fresh strawberries!
Strawberry sorbet works best with frozen strawberries. So after a quick flash-freeze you’ll be ready to go.Print
This easy strawberry sorbet is a fun and healthy summer treat!
- 2 c. frozen strawberries
- 1/2 c. organic apple juice or apple cider
- 2 Tbs. honey
- 2 scoops
- 1 tsp. acerola or camu powder
- 1/4 tsp.
- 1/4 tsp. potssium chloride (optional – else use another 1/4 tsp. salt)
- 1 tsp. bee pollen (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- Pour mixture into a freezer-safe container.
- Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.
The sorbet can be eaten immediately after blending, but it will be softer.
- Serving Size: 1/3 cup
- Calories: 62
- Sugar: 11g
- Sodium: 199mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 12g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 4g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: summer snack, frozen treat, dessert
Fresh Homemade Strawberry Sorbet
On hot summer days the kids want something cold NOW. Store-bought frozen treats are usually loaded with sugar, colors (that can cause neurological damage), or fillers (even natural flavors can be problematic).
Contrastingly, homemade strawberry sorbet is loaded with fiber, protein, minerals, and phytonutrients.
An added bonus is that you can make a batch of fruit sorbet in the morning and be eating a healthy frozen treat after lunch. It’s that quick! Or if you have little ones that still struggle with waiting you can eat it straight from the blender. It will just be softer.
If you really want to increase the fun factor, pour the mixture in popsicle molds before freezing or serve the sorbet in a cup like a snow cone! Just beware – you might end up with some neighbors asking for some too. So make a big batch!
Now that the weather is warmer and strawberries abound, it’s time to make this allergen-free simple strawberry sorbet. It’s a delicious, healthy treat you can enjoy all summer (or even all year) long!
Do you have a freezer stash of frozen strawberries? Have you ever used them to make sorbet?