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It’s Strawberry Season! Strawberry Sorbet Recipe

strawberry sorbet

By Nancy Smorch

I was so excited last Wednesday to see fresh strawberries at the Holland Farmer’s Market!  I love strawberry season.  Actually, there are many seasons I love in the summer (raspberry, cherry, peach, blueberry, tomato…), but I can't help but be especially excited for strawberries!

I wanted to try something new this year, so I went to my trusted Food52 site, and found a strawberry sorbet recipe.  The basic recipe for their strawberry sorbet can be found right here.

It was a good base, but I tweaked it a bit because when I tried it, it didn’t have a strong enough flavor, despite the fact that I used fresh strawberries.

So, here’s what I did:

I combined in a blender (Vitamix) the


4 cups fresh strawberries

1/2 cup fresh strawberry jam

1 pinch of sea salt

3 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp. honey

Then I put it in a 13 x 9 glass pan in the freezer for about 4 hours.  I scooped it out and blended it again, and served.  It was still a little soft for me, so I just had a little bit (I couldn't resist), and put it back in the freezer in a covered container to harden some more.

It is soooo easy and everyone really loved it.  It’s quite refreshing and a fun summertime dessert for your family and friends.

By the way, how many of you have a Vitamix?  I’ve had mine for over 8 years and it’s still going strong.  This is the 4th time I’ve used my Vitamix today - once for a smoothie for breakfast, once to make the sorbet, once to make a Bulletproof Coffee, and once again to blend the sorbet after it was frozen.  You gotta love Vitamix!