My son used to be a picky eater when he was little and was very reluctant to try new things. Meal time was a real challenge back then. Luckily, he would never say no to fruits, especially strawberries and blueberries. He is now 12 years old, not as picky as before, eats more than me, almost as tall as I am and still loves his berries. Strawberries are in season right now and he can easily eat half to one pound a day ! I love fresh strawberries, they taste yummy as a fruit but can also be used for many desserts. With the warmer weather finally showing up, I brought out my ice cream maker and made this strawberry sherbet. Sherbet is like a cousin of sorbet. Sorbet is mainly made with fruit juice and sugar without any dairy. On the other hand, milk or cream is added to sherbet. Its texture is in between a sorbet and an ice cream. So if you are craving for a cool treat, but don’t want something too rich, a sherbet will be perfect. And this recipe is approved by the strawberry fan in my house !
Makes about 1 L
- 800 g fresh strawberries (after washed and hulled)
- 120 g granulated sugar (adjust according to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 250 mL milk
- 15 mL lemon juice
- Blend all ingredients together and press mixture through a fine strainer with a spatula
- Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight
- Pour into an ice-cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions
If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can pour the mixture in a shallow tray, cover and put in the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight; then break the frozen mixture into large chunks and blend again until smooth.
Ice Cream Machine that I used
Cuisinart ICE-21C Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker
You can get this ice cream machine through the Amazon website by clicking the above link. I will receive a small compensation if you purchase the item.