Strawberry Basil Sorbet Recipe

Strawberry sorbet
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Prep: 60 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 70 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
86 Calories
0g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 60mg 300%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 158mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This garden-fresh strawberry basil sorbet provides a delicious twist on classic, sweet strawberry sorbet. It’s equally welcome as a warm afternoon refreshment or a shocking palate cleanser in the dead of winter. To ensure a fresh from the berry patch flavor, make sure to use fresh berries for this recipes, as frozen strawberries are often lacking in flavor.


  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves, coarsely chopped

  • 3 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled, pureed, and strained

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons vodka, or berry wine

  • Basil leaves, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 5 minutes, until the mixture reduces in volume and thickens.

  3. Add the basil to the syrup and chill the syrup for at least 30 minutes, until it is slightly cool.

  4. Pour the basil-infused syrup through a fine-mesh sieve, discarding the basil.

  5. Process the infused syrup, strained strawberries, lemon juice, and vodka (or berry wine) in a blender until the mixture is smooth.

  6. Freeze the strawberry basil puree in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions and garnish the finished product with a fresh basil leaf, if desired.

Serving Suggestions

  • Chantilly cream.

  • A trio of sorbets: strawberry basil, lemon, and chocolate.

  • Serve a scoop in a tuile cup.