Strawberry-lemon sorbet

13 May

Strawberry-lemon sorbet

Eating well is important to me, and I’m happy to make time to cook our meals from scratch. But whatever I make, the final dish has to justify the investment of time and money.

Chocolate babka? Absolutely worth the (not inconsiderable) effort.

A salad I recently made that had me individually grilling a heap of mandolined courgette slices for half an hour while the shrieking smoke alarm provided a sound track that matched my ever-darkening mood? Not so much…

Strawberry-lemon sorbet scores off the charts on the effort to result ratio. Five minutes’ work for a hot-pink, ice-cold, sweet-tart sorbet you’d be happy to eat any day of the year.

And there’s something about blitzing up the whole lemon that is deeply satisfying to me.

The original recipe for this strawberry-lemon sorbet comes from the River Café, via Food52’s Genius Recipes cookbook.

Strawberry-lemon sorbet
(makes about 1 litre)

  • 2-3 lemons
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 900g strawberries
  • 1-2 Tb Cointreau or limoncello
  1. Roughly chop one of the lemons, remove the seeds and place in a food processor with the sugar. Blitz to a slurry and pour into a bowl.
  2. Purée the strawberries in the food processor. Add to the bowl with the lemon mixture and mix to combine.
  3. Add the juice of a lemon, taste and add more juice if desired. Add the liqueur and stir again.
  4. Churn in an ice cream maker until frozen and serve.

10 Responses to “Strawberry-lemon sorbet”

  1. Sweet Sunday Table May 13, 2017 at 11:38 am #

    This looks so delicious and sounds perfect for a hot day!

    • Andrea May 13, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

      You are so right — just waiting for a little sunshine!

  2. densegho May 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

    Ooooohh my mouth is puckering ! Must try

    • Andrea May 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm #

      It’s intensely flavoured, alright 🙂

  3. wadehorth1 May 15, 2017 at 3:59 am #

    Yum yum sounds easy & delicious were the little garnish leaves mint?

    • Andrea May 15, 2017 at 5:30 am #

      Mint, yes x

  4. Yana May 15, 2017 at 8:57 am #

    Lovely post 🙂

  5. chefkreso May 16, 2017 at 11:53 am #


  6. Asli May 19, 2017 at 4:59 am #

    ai ai ai, I love sorbet!!!!

    • Andrea May 19, 2017 at 6:33 am #

      Think you’ll like this one, then. Easy and very sorbet-y 🙂

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