Have you ever made sorbet before? It’s a delicious, fast way to use up over-ripe berries and fruit. I love it because it’s dairy-free and contains a small fraction of the calories compared to ice cream.
What is sorbet?
Sorbet is a frozen dessert made from fresh fruit, water or fruit juice and sugar. We use honey in this recipe instead of sugar because I think the fruit flavors and honey go so well together.
Difference between Sorbet and Sherbet?
Sorbet and sherbet are both frozen desserts, however they vary in one key ingredient. Sherbet and ice cream both contain dairy and sorbet does not. Sorbet is made from fruit and juice or sugared water, where sherbet has milk, heavy cream or a combination of the two.
Sorbet with Creamy Texture
I’ve tried several sorbet recipes before and this one is my favorite. The addition of banana and honey in the sorbet helps to give it a more “creamy” texture. Some sorbets end up just tasting like frozen berries and after a few days in the freezer they even adopt an icy texture. This recipe below has a more creamy consistency, even after 2 weeks in the freezer!
Use a blender to make sorbet
I made it using a small, inexpensive ice cream maker, but if you don’t have one, don’t worry. Just blend it up the ingredients, pour the mixture in a freezer safe container and scoop away once it’s frozen. I think the consistency is better if you blend it again once it’s partially frozen- details below.
How long does it take to make homemade sorbet?
There is both active time and chilling time to make homemade sorbet. You’ll actually only spend about 15-20 minutes actively doing steps to make the sorbet. You will need to cool the sorbet mixture lightly after heating it. You’ll also need to freeze the sorbet for several hours; 4-5 being ideal.
Strawberry Banana Sorbet ingredients
Here’s what you’ll need to make our sorbet:
- ripe strawberries, washed & hulled – if you don’t have access to ripe strawberries, you can use frozen strawberries that have been thawed
- ripe bananas – ripe bananas are sweeter and add natural sugar to this sorbet
- honey- you can use 1 cup of sugar in place of the honey if you’d like
- pinch of salt
- cornstarch – this contributes to the wonderful texture of the sorbet
- lemon juice
How to make Sorbet
Making sorbet is so easy!
Puree fresh fruit
First, place berries and bananas in a large bowl and puree until smooth.
Heat ingredients to meld flavors
Cool sorbet mixture
Looking for more ice cream or frozen desserts? Here you go!
- Watermelon Berry sorbet recipe
- Kool-Aid Sherbet recipe
- Easy Pear Sorbet recipe
- Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
Banana Strawberry SorbetPrint Pin Rate
- 1.5 pounds ripe strawberries washed & hulled
- 3-4 bananas very ripe
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 TBSP cornstarch
- 1 TBSP cold water
- 3 TBSP lemon juice
- Place berries and bananas in a large bowl and puree until smooth.
- Combine fruit puree, honey, and salt in a large saucepan. Heat until melted and just simmering. Whisk cornstarch into the cold water; stir into heated berry mixture.
- Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice. Cool slightly.
- Refrigerate berry mixture until cold, about 2 hours.
- Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. If you don't have an ice cream maker, cool the mixture then pour it into a freezer safe container and put in the freezer. Set a timer for 2 hours. At that time, take the sorbet out and blend it up again.
- After you've blended it up a bit, pour it back into the container and freeze.