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Fresh strawberry sherbet

3
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
42 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
2 min
Serves
10
Difficulty
Easy
Making a quick simple syrup, instead of directly adding granulated sugar to the mixture, results in sherbet with a creamy, smooth texture. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can turn this into a granita: pour the mixture into a shallow dish and freeze. Every 30 minutes, scrape mixture into center of pan until mixture is frozen and resembles coarse frozen granules. The lime juice lightens up the flavour, but this is still a rich, creamy treat. Serve it with fresh berries on top and a sprig of fresh basil, which complements strawberries and enhances their sweet flavour.

Ingredients

Water

¾ cup(s)

Sugar

cup(s), granulated

Light corn syrup

2 tbsp(s)

Kosher salt

tsp(s)

Strawberries

4 cup(s), raw, fresh, chopped (about 24 oz)

Fresh lime juice

1 tbsp(s)

Heavy whipping cream

2 tbsp(s)

Instructions

  1. Combine water, sugar, corn syrup and salt in a small saucepan over high heat; bring to a boil. Cook until sugar completely melts, stirring frequently, about 1 minute; place pan into an ice-filled bowl until syrup completely cools, about 20 minutes.
  2. Place cooled syrup, strawberries and lime juice in a blender or bowl of a food processor; process until smooth. Stir in heavy cream; pour into canister of an ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Scoop sherbet into a freezer-safe container; freeze 2-3 hours or until set.
  3. Serving size: 1/2 cup