Fresh Strawberry and Lemon Sherbet

Many people use Sorbet and Sherbet interchangeably. Me included. So, could this be Fresh Strawberry and Lemon Sorbet?


It could.

For most though, a sherbet includes some kind of dairy, typically cream, whereas sorbets tend not to. I’m no judge, no jury, though, so call it what you like…as long as you call it delicious.

As this recipe is 100% delicious.

The best part is, it’s very easy to put together. In fact, I whipped it up while Jon was making lasagna, and by the time dinner was over, it was actually set to where we could eat it.

And eat it, we did.


In my new cookbook, I have a few strawberry sorbet and sherbet recipes, but this isn’t one of them. This one is almost as lemon as it is strawberry, which makes it a pucker up and smilefest all at the same time. I love the tartness paired with the sweetness of the berries and simple syrup, and the addition of ginger really pushed this recipe over the edge. It was an awesome way to wrap up dinner.

I may have had it for breakfast, too.

It’s called Quality Control, people. I’m just looking out for you.


Fresh Strawberry and Lemon Sherbet
Rating: 5

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 1 Quart


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 cups fresh strawberries
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup heavy cream

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until all sugar is incorporated, making a simple syrup. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
In a blender or food processor, puree remaining ingredients until smooth, then pour in the simple syrup. Continue to puree for 20-30 seconds until very smooth.
Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions for freezing.
Serve and enjoy!

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Happy Wednesday!


FYI – Those cool plates and cups in the pictures? Those are from Villeroy & Boch and the New Wave Collection. Love them!!

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