In this post: This 2-ingredient strawberry sorbet recipe is the perfect homemade dairy-free treat for hot summer days!


You may be wondering “What’s up with all the strawberry recipes?” Well, summer is the season for strawberries! With all these great recipes, you’ve got all the help you need to use up all those fresh strawberries you’ll be picking this year! And this 2-ingredient strawberry sorbet recipe is SO yummy and easy to make! Learn to make it for yourself with step-by-step instructions below.

Two-ingredient strawberry sorbet detail shot.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This easy strawberry sorbet recipe:

  • is quick and easy to make
  • doesn’t require fancy equipment or hard-to-find ingredients
  • is free from the most common food allergens

What is Sorbet?

Sorbet is a frozen treat made from either fruit, ice, and a sweetener or frozen fruit and a sweetener. Sorbet is almost always dairy-free – in fact, this strawberry sorbet recipe is vegan!

What is the Difference Between Sorbet, Sherbet, and Ice Cream?

The biggest difference between the three is the presence of fruit and dairy. Ice cream isn’t always fruity, but sorbet and sherbet are. And ice cream is much creamier than sorbet and sherbet, which are more icy.

Sorbet and sherbet may not seem very different, but they are! Sherbet is like a mix of sorbet and ice cream; it’s made like sorbet but also has a little dairy in it.

Bottle of maple syrup next to a dish of whole, fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Sorbet Ingredients

  • Frozen strawberries: store-bought or frozen-from-fresh strawberries work.
  • Maple syrup: pure maple syrup is the perfect vegan sweetener.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Frozen fruit: try fruits other than strawberries, such as peaches, mangos, honeydew, cantaloupe, or cherries.
  • Sweetener: replace the maple syrup with honey, liquid stevia, agave nectar, or white sugar.
  • Extra ingredients: add banana (for a creamy texture), lemon juice, salt, vodka, or lime juice if desired.

How to Make Strawberry Sorbet

  1. Let frozen strawberries thaw at room temperature in a blender or food processor for about 25 mins. Frozen strawberries sitting in blender to thaw.
  2. Add maple syrup.Pure maple syrup ready to pour into the blender.
  3. Blend until smooth. Strawberries and maple syrup blended together.
  4. Pour/spread into an 8-inch by 8-inch freezer-safe dish. Strawberry sorbet spread in a pan.
  5. Place in the freezer for three hours. Two-ingredient strawberry sorbet detail shot.
  6. Scoop and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

You can serve this strawberry sorbet recipe with delicious toppings like:

  • fresh fruit – whole strawberries, bananas, kiwis, and mangos
  • gummy candies
  • nuts – pistachios, almonds, peanuts, and walnuts
  • chocolate chips, chunks, or shavings
  • fresh mint
  • cookie crumbles

Recipe Tips

  • Try new variations of this recipe with different fruits. Even if the texture doesn’t turn out right the first time, the sorbet will taste great!
  • Remove the stems from your strawberries before freezing and blending them.
  • Wash your strawberries before you use them to clean off the pesticides, dirt, and maybe even bugs!
  • Let frozen berries thaw for a bit so they blend smoother.
  • Add about 1 tbsp of alcohol to lower the freezing point of the sorbet and make it softer!
Two-ingredient strawberry sorbet in a blue dish with fresh berries beside it.

FAQs

Should I wash my strawberries?

If you are using fresh strawberries you should wash them to remove pesticides, dirt, and maybe even little bugs! If you are using frozen strawberries, you won’t need to wash them.

Can I use the same recipe with different fruits?

Yes, you can use this recipe as a base to make other fruit sorbets! You may need to make slight adjustments to the amount of fruit and sweetener you add based on which fruit you use and what level of sweetness you prefer.

Can I make this strawberry sorbet in an ice cream machine?

Absolutely! Put the strawberry puree in the bowl of an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Store in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for 4-6 hours before eating.

Why won’t my sorbet freeze?

There may be too much sugar in the mixture. Re-blend the sorbet with extra fruit!

How long does strawberry sorbet last in the freezer?

This strawberry sorbet recipe will last about one month in the freezer before it loses its quality.

Two-ingredient strawberry sorbet detail shot.

2-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Use up all those fresh-picked strawberries in our 2-ingredient strawberry sorbet recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Let frozen strawberries thaw at room temperature in a blender for about 25 mins. 
  2. Add maple syrup.
  3. Blend until smooth. 
  4. Pour/spread into an 8-inch by 8-inch freezer-safe dish. 
  5. Place in the freezer for three hours. 
  6. Scoop and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 0g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

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2 Comments

  1. No, I’ve never made, but will have a lot of this dish, this summer. Thanks for sharing. Yummy!
    Will be joining this fabulous site.