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Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet

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This is the easiest and tastiest frozen dessert you will make! Use fresh strawberries and lemonade concentrate for this easy strawberry lemonade sorbet. Make it in your ice cream maker and have a tasty fresh fruit sorbet today!

two ice cream dishes with strawberry sorbet topped with lemon zest

What do you do when it’s 110 degrees outside and you just want a little something-something? If you clicked on this post then you might be shouting out that you’d MAKE SORBET!

Sorbet is one of the easiest dairy-free, sweet frozen treats to make. This strawberry sorbet has the sweet tang of lemonade because it’s made with lemonade concentrate. This is NOT the same as lemonade but is the concentrated stuff you buy in a can in your freezer section.

Or, make my homemade Fresh Lemonade Concentrate. This fresh and fruity frozen treat was developed to use my lemonade concentrate and tastes just like a tall glass of strawberry lemonade – only frozen!

What you’ll love about this sorbet recipe

  • Tastes like strawberry lemonade.
  • Easy to make with only a couple of basic ingredients.
  • It’s sweet, tart, and tangy.
  • Will remind you of a summer’s day – even in the middle of winter!

For some other fresh and frozen vegan desserts, try my:

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Ingredients needed for Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet

  • fresh strawberries
  • lemonade concentrate
  • lemon zest
  • You’ll also need a blender – you don’t need a high speed blender for this recipe – any blender will do.
  • I use an ice cream maker for the best results. You can also do the freezer method (see below).
Ingredients needed for strawberry lemonade sorbet including fresh strawberries, lemonade concentrate and lemon zest

How to made strawberry lemonade sorbet

Step 1: Prepare the ingredients

Decide if you are going to buy lemonade concentrate or make your own. I have a recipe for lemonade concentrate made in the Instant Pot (if you have a whole lot of lemons or if you just want to do a tasty fun experiment).

If you decide to make your own then you will want to make it several hours ahead of time so that your lemonade concentrate will be cooled down enough.

You can always buy lemonade concentrate in the freezer section. You will need one cup which is 8 ounces.

Wash and take the stems and leaves off from the strawberries and zest the lemon. (Set the lemon zest aside. You won’t be blending the zest.)

Step 2: Blend, blend, blend

Put the prepared strawberries and lemonade concentrate into a blender and blend until smooth.

blending the strawberries and lemonade concentrate
Don’t add the lemon zest to the blender. You’ll stir it in before freezing.

Do not blend the lemon zest. You’ll add that later in the Ice cream maker.

Step 3: Freeze – Ice cream maker or the freezer method

For this recipe, I’ve used my favorite compressor ice cream maker. Nothing makes sorbet as light and fluffy as an ice cream machine.

Freeze the inner barrel or pot ahead of time if your ice cream machine requires that. My compressor ice cream machine does not.

Do I have to use and ice cream maker?

No, you do not. You can use the freezer method as laid out in my Orange Sorbet recipe. If you don’t have an ice cream maker then it will work fine. The flavor will be the exact same. It will not be as light and fluffy though. You’ll notice more of an icy texture.

showing the fluffy lightness of the strawberry lemonade sorbet

Freeze a little longer to fully harden.

When the sorbet first comes out of the ice cream maker, it will be a little soft – almost like a frozen slushy. Put it in the freezer for another couple of hours to harden it further if desired.

Serving suggestions

I like to top with a little more lemon zest. Of course, I like it a little on the tart and spunky side.

You can also top it with my homemade strawberry topping. Or just heat a little strawberry jam and drizzle on top.

white bowl with strawberry lemonade sorbet topped with heated strawberry jam

Cover it tightly and this should keep in your freezer for a couple of weeks. If it’s too hard to scoop when you take it out of the freezer then let it sit on your counter for a few minutes to soften. Do not microwave to soften or it will get too melty.

The printable recipe card for Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet

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two ice cream dishes with strawberry sorbet topped with lemon zest

Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet

This is the easiest and tastiest frozen dessert you will make! You use fresh strawberries and lemonade concentrate for this easy strawberry lemonade sorbet. Make it in your ice cream maker and have a tasty fresh fruit sorbet today!
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free dessert, fresh fruit sorbet, ice cream maker sorbet
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freezing time in ice cream maker: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey

Equipment

  • blender
  • ice cream maker

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces strawberries
  • 1 cup lemonade concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Instructions

  • Wash and remove the stems from your fresh strawberries.
  • Place the prepared strawberries along with the lemonade concentrate in a blender and blend until smooth. DO NOT add the lemon zest to the blender.
  • Add the strawberry lemonade puree to an ice cream maker along with the lemon zest. Read and understand the manufacturer's directions. Your inner barrel or freezing bucket may need to be frozen ahead of time.
  • Freeze for up to 60 minutes. It will be a soft-serve when it is finished. Place in your freezer for another couple of hours if you would like for it to harden more.

Notes

Lemonade concentrate can be found in your freezer section. It is the type of product that requires water to be added in order to make lemonade. DO NOT add any water. Just use the concentrate as-is. OR make my lemonade concentrate in the Instant Pot with fresh lemons! 
After the sorbet has frozen in the ice cream maker it will be more of a “soft-serve”.  If you would like your sorbet to be a little firmer, then put it in the freezer for a couple of more hours. This time is not included in the total time above. If your sorbet becomes too hard then allow it to sit on your counter for a few minutes.
If your ice cream maker requires freezing the inner bucket ahead of time, then please do so. My compressor ice cream maker does not require pre-freezing. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
By on July 17th, 2021

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3 thoughts on “Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet”

  1. 5 stars
    This is our new favorite! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing recipe! Will surely make this again, tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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