Saturday, February 13, 2010

Strawberry Sorbet

Strawberry Sorbet ButterYumAfter all the snow we've experienced during the past few weeks, I'm longing for the return of summer. Since that clearly wont' be happening any time soon, the next best thing is enjoying strawberry sorbet bursting with bright summer flavor.


How to make Strawberry Sorbet ButterYumThe strawberries available during the winter months here in Virginia are really flavorless, so I use frozen strawberries that I purchase in bulk at Costco. A 6 pound bag will make 6 quarts of sorbet for about $1.50 per quart (or you can make 2 quarts of sorbet and a batch of strawberry jam).


Strawberry Sorbet ButterYum
Strawberry Sorbet
makes 1 quart - recipe can be increased

1 pound frozen strawberries, thawed and pureed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
simple syrup to taste (recipe below)
1 1/2 teaspoons raspberry liqueur (optional)

Simple Syrup:
2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cups water

Make the simple syrup by combining water and sugar together in a heavy bottomed sauce pan; stirring until the sugar completely dissolves. Stop stirring and bring mixture to a boil; continue boiling for 1 minute. Remove from heat; reserve.

Combine pureed strawberries, lemon juice, and optional liqueur in a blender; puree until smooth. Add simple syrup to taste. Puree mixture again and chill completely (I put my whole blender jar right into the fridge). When completely chilled, puree one last time to mix well before churning in your ice cream maker (following the manufacturer's instructions). Transfer sorbet to an airtight freezer-safe container; freeze for at least 4 hours before serving. Allow to soften at room temperature for 10-15 minutes if it freezes too hard.


how to make simple syrup Mauviel

chilling sorbet mixture
Strawberry Sorbet ButterYum


65 comments:

  1. LOL Allie wants this for her birthday party! Looks yummy-thanks so much
    xoxo Pattie

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  2. Mmmm yummy! I love the color!..Christine

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  3. We just finished a wonderful dinner and I didn't think I could eat or even want another thing. Now I want strawberry sorbet, but your freezer is too far away!

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  4. What a beautiful color. Perfect for Valentine's day!

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  5. Oh God I miss summer!! the first pic is killing me, I just want to eat it now. I guess I should get an ice cream maker, making my own sorbet or ice cream will be a good idea.

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  6. Oh...what a pretty picture. I have strawberrys and lemon juice, I can do this one!

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  7. Oh my goodness, this is just so yummy looking. I love strawberry!

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  8. i've been wanting an ice cream maker! i think i'm finally going to get one this summer! i'm bookmarking this recipe!

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  9. Oooooo... Yummy! Something that I can enjoy for 365 days here in Sunny Singapore! Nice Pics!

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  10. Congratulation Pat this receipe is colorful...perfect for Valentine's Day...I embrace you...Luciana

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  11. Beautiful and so much healthier than ice cream AND it hits that little sweet spot we sometimes just need after dinner. ~Mary

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  12. This really looks delightful. Frozen berries are wonderful for certain this. This is one of them. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  13. Wow! Great pictures! Just looking at them makes me hungry! We have been getting lots of snow here too - so we just make snow creme!! Snow, sugar, vanilla, and half-n-half. It has to be the rarest of Southern delicacies!

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  14. What a gorgeous color. And just the sorbet we need when we're getting tired of the loooong winter!

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  15. perfect combination, I love it, and will try for sure:)

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  16. Butteryum! I didn't know it was that easy to make! I will have to try one of these days! Every time I come to your site, my mouth water! Looking at all these yummy decadent food.

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  17. This sorbet is gorgeous. What color!

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  18. I also live in Virginia and I'm hoping for summer already. I agree the strawberries here in the winter are completely flavorless. My husband bought some last week that were barely red and the inside was white....your sorbet looks delicious and is perfect for the weather ahead ... summer!!!!

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  19. Patricia I -LOVE- THIS -SORBET look AMAZING and delicious, I love all Icea cream and sorbets and love yours!! gloria

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  20. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog last week--it was very busy and so I apologize for taking so long in getting back to you. :)

    I've already bookmarked your blog and have enjoyed reading your past posts. I too, am ready for summer and this sorbet looks beautiful and delicious! :)

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  21. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

    http://pay-dayadvance.net

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  22. I am cleaning out my freezer and I have a bag of strawberries in it so I can make this sorbet. I am printing it now and maybe I can make it before I go to work.

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  23. I have a new iceless freezer and may just have to try this. You're right--maybe we can eat ourselves into thinking it is spring! It looks wonderful. I have not bought the frozen Costco strawberries-thanks for the tip!

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  24. Wow..looks so refreshing! Just fit for the tropical weather where i am now, it's soooo terribly hot and humid for the last few days! I need this sorbet right now! :)

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  25. Soooo pretty! Your photographs look like flowers Patricia. I love them. Save!

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  26. Oh. My. Word!!! I would lick the screen if it would do me any good!!! lol! This sorbet looks so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us.
    ~Holly

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  27. Oh, you are making me crave some right now. You should participate in my 3rd annual ice cream (& sorbet) roundup in July!! Beautiful pictures, BTW. Foodgawker is just fickle.

    Pat, I have an award for you. :-) The post is here:
    http://thekrazykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-am-so-thankful-for-all-wonderful-and.html

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  28. Hi Patricia, I wanted you to know I gave you an award today. I am new to blog land so I hope this is not too hokey. Love your pictures!

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  29. Oh my. I LOVE sorbet. This looks amazing. Would it work with blueberries, do you think?? ;-)

    I've just found your blog. I'll be back!

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  30. Oh this looks so good and I have the perfect crystal sorbet glasses to put it in!!! Yummy!

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  31. That color...Be still my heart!

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  32. I was happy to see your colorful sorbet to remind me of warmer days to come:)
    Joyce

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  33. I love sorbet and practically live on it during our hot and humid summers. Don't really know why I've never made it, but I will now thanks to you!

    btw, the recipe I posted today is from a cookbook published in 1836 — The Virginia Housewife.

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  34. Oh, the taste of summer. I could use some of that...I'll be stopping at Sam's for strawberries :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  35. Of COURSE it was "gravy"! And my mother was the QUEEN of the "flying slipper"!

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  36. Butter Yum,

    This looks so delicious and the color sublime. I too want to make this delicious treat!
    ~♥

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  37. This looks so delicious and refreshing! Makes me think of Spring :)

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  38. Oh my, your photo looks good enough to eat! I can't wait until strawberry season. In the meantime, we can enjoy this gorgeous sorbet and use up some of the berries in the freezer.

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  39. That does look like summer! Delicious!

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  40. Oh, Butter, you had me at hello, and at the gorgeous white flower dish with the scoop of sorbet. Divine!

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  41. Ooh, summer in February, I love it! So pretty.

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  42. Beautiful photos! I can almost taste it.

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  43. Yum! Now that looks good...so summery! Beautiful photos, too!...Debbie

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  44. Hey Patricia! The HCB-ers miss you. Hope to see you baking with us soon!!

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  45. Such a gorgeous color! This is making my mouth water.

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  46. Oooh wow this looks amazingly good and so refreshing :)!

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  47. love the pictures. So pretty!! YUM!

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  48. This looks soooo good! I will have to try this now that the weather is getting warmer!

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  49. This looks so good. I have been wanting to try to make it and haven't had a reason yet. I need to find one!

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  50. Hi Patricia,
    I add a teaspoon of Vodka after refrigeration and before churning. Helps with crystalization and keeps it softer.
    Darlene

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  51. Hi Darlene - oh yes, vodka can definitely replace the raspberry liqueur.

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  52. I thought it was an excellent blog, that information has been very helpful in my life, I am a strawberries lover, so I really enjoyed this reading, the strawberries taste is so delicious! Thanks for this great moment!

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  53. Deliciuous!

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs
    Charo

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  54. YUM! Looks and sounds delicious!

    Happy PS!

    Donna

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  55. Hi Patricia, thank you for the link. I did think it odd. Your sorbet looks so delicious. Our strawberry season just ended. Great photos. I see this is an earlier post. Now I will check your other link.
    Happy Pink SAT.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  58. Great site, keep it up the great work.

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  59. HI,
    Strawberry is my favorite. I always keep searching recipe related to Strawberry ..I like this Strawberry Sorbet ..i am ging to try it.... Thanks for posting this recipe....

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