Refreshing Strawberry Basil Sorbet

by Nata
strawberry basil sorbet

Last Updated on August 24, 2020 by Cookie

A super refreshing strawberry basil sorbet, with a perfectly balanced taste, just good for sunny days. Strawberry, basil, and lemon all together nicely create an amazingly delicious combination.

Sorbet is a perfect dessert regardless of the season. But on hot summer days, we crave this dessert more. If it were up to me, I would only eat sorbet and ice cream in summer. So I think it is the perfect time to share a delicious strawberry basil sorbet recipe with you. As the strawberries are in season, I make a lot of treats with this flavorful berry. Check here for more recipes: 

This easy homemade sorbet is full of vitamins and will keep you hydrated during warm days. You will definitely remember this refreshing strawberry basil sorbet for a long time!

strawberry basil sorbetWhat is a sorbet?

Sorbet is always a dairy and egg-free frozen treat that is usually made from sweetened fruit or berries. 

Many people confuse ice cream with sorbet and think that these are the same thing. Actually, ice cream contains animal fat, while the sorbet is composed only of flavor ( fruits, berries), sugar, and sometimes water or liquor. 

Strawberry Basil Sorbet:

Nothing screams more summer than a refreshing sorbet. What an indulgence and revitalizing feelings when you enjoy some scoops of strawberry basil sorbet.

Intensely strawberry-flavored, tangy, delightfully delicious, healthy, dairy-free, and almost low-carb, this sorbet is super yummy. And the most important thing no ice cream maker required!

strawberry basil sorbetI scream for ice cream, but what about a healthy and natural made at home sorbet full of strawberries, mint, and basil leaves. Truly delicious and easy to make.

Just a few ingredients and you will celebrate the freshness and beauty of strawberries with an easy homemade sorbet. My family, and I, adore ice creams. We are all ice cream eater despite the weather outside. However, some scoops of dairy-free, natural sorbet scoops are all you need to refresh your feelings. When summer hits I am all literally surround by some vibrant and colorful strawberry sorbet scoops. When I add some basil leaves, it only accentuates the strawberry aroma and its intense taste. An odd, but at the same time so perfect duo that you will have to try to get convinced about their perfectness. 

How to make Strawberry Lemon Basil Sorbet?

No one wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen when outside is summer and sunny days. If you want a quick, delicious, and refreshing dessert, I recommend making a homemade strawberry lemon basil sorbet recipe. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare one of the most irresistible and flavorful desserts. 

strawberry basil sorbetOne more positive moment about this recipe is that you don’t need a certain recipe — just a little creativity and some basic principle to follow. And, et voila!

Wash and dry strawberries. Then hull and slice them. The sorbet would be more flavorful if you will take freshly picked berries. Also, taste how sweet your strawberries are. So you can regulate the sweetness of your sorbet. 

Most summer berries are sweet enough on their own, so you don’t have to add to much sugar. Although, sugar plays an important role and it is crucial for the sorbet texture. I found in many sorbet recipes that instead of sugar is recommended s simple sugar syrup. I do not want any water in my sorbet, so I just added sugar.

Basil balances the sweet flavor of strawberries with some tang. And I also added a good amount of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, which helps maintain the intense color of the berries.

strawberry basil sorbetGrab 2 lb of strawberries (washed and hulled), and transfer them to a blender (or food processor). Then add in about 1 cup of sugar, the juice from half of the lemon, and ⅓ cup of chopped basil. Process ingredients until completely smooth. I simply adore how easy this strawberry sorbet can be made with few ingredients combined in a blender just in a minute.

Transfer mixture into an airtight container and sent to the freezer overnight or at least 6 hours.

Tips:

  • Turn a sorbet into sherbet adding cream or coconut milk, if desired.
  • Use this sorbet recipe for any other seasonal berries or fruit.
  • Substitute sugar to any sweetener you desire.
  • Add sweetener to your taste.
  • Before serving let sorbet et out of the freeze at room temperature for 10 minutes.

strawberry basil sorbet

strawberry basil sorbet

Refreshing Strawberry Basil Sorbet

Nata
A super refreshing strawberry basil sorbet, with a perfectly balanced taste, just good for sunny days. Strawberry, basil, and lemon all together nicely create an amazingly delicious combination.
0 from 0 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
chilling time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian, World
Servings 8
Calories 135 kcal

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup basil chopped
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Grab 2 lb of strawberries (washed and hulled), and transfer them to a blender (or food processor). Then add in about 1 cup of sugar, the juice from half of the lemon, and ⅓ cup of chopped basil. Process ingredients until completely smooth.
  • Transfer mixture into an airtight container and sent to the freezer overnight or at least 6 hours.
  • Before serving let sorbet et out of the freeze at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 179mgFiber: 2gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 66IUVitamin C: 69mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword sorbet recipe, strawberry basil sorbet, strawberry sorbet
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Other recipes you might love

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating




1 Shares
Tweet
Share
Pin1
Share