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Summer in a tiny, red package

Strawberry sorbet! Strawberries, wonderful strawberries!  They’re the best part about summer; they’re summer in a tiny, red package.  I occasionally get them out of season simply because I miss them so much, and am sorely disappointed every time I do this.

However!  They are very much in season now, and I am happy to say that I got a quart of lovely, lovely ones with our first CSA delivery from Red Fire Farm.

The only bad thing about strawberries?  They go bad so quickly. I was determined not to let them go bad, so I started thinking of things to do with them and decided on sorbet. 

It was actually very easy to make, since I didn’t have to cook anything.  I could have added less sugar because the berries were super-sweet, and I could have also added more water before freezing because the resulting sorbet was, for lack of a better word, concentrated!  🙂

I adapted this recipe from something I found online; unfortunately I didn’t write down where I got the recipe from. So if you recognize this recipe as being eerily similar to yours, please let me know and I’d be happy to credit you!

The makings of  strawberry sorbetFresh Strawberry Sorbet

You’ll need:

  • 1 quart of fresh, ripe strawberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar (I used organic raw cane sugar, and would probably reduce this to 1/2 cup with very ripe berries)
  • Splash of kirsch
  • Pinch of salt

And here we go!

  1. Hull and slice strawberries.
  2. Add sugar and kirsch to berries and stir well.  Let sit for at least an hour.
  3. Add salt and puree.
  4. Add mixture to ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Once sorbet is done in ice cream maker, transfer to new container and put into freezer for several hours.

While the sorbet is freezing, you can make some whipped cream to put on top.  It’s really easy to make, just whip some heavy cream until it thickens to your desired consistency (don’t whip for too long or you’ll make butter!).  Spoon some on top of the sorbet and enjoy!

One Comment

  1. Kristen says:

    This looks so good!!!! Wish I was there to try it!

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