I’m really excited about this sorbet.  It’s so refreshing,  it’s just bursting with fresh strawberry flavor and just a hint of basil to keep it from being too sweet, a perfect treat to cool you off on a hot summer day.

The was my first attempt at sorbet and I found it to be so easy to make.  What I learned was that it’s really a method, so you can switch this up to be whatever flavor you want, just keep the proportions the same.  I see so many different flavor combinations like, blueberry mint or maybe just straight up raspberry.  Use your creativity and see what you can dream up!

Strawberry Basil Sorbet

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 3 cups strawberries, tops cut off and quartered
  • 1/2 cup 100% pineapple juice
  • juice of 1/2 lime

Combine water, sugar and salt in a small saucepan.

Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved.

Remove from heat and stir in basil.

Let stand for 30 minutes.

Process strawberries in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Add sugar mixture, pineapple juice and lime juice.  Process until everything is blended together.

Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.  Discard solids.

Pour liquid mixture into the can of an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers directions.

Spoon into a freezer safe container and freeze until firm.

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