Strawberry Sorbet Recipe made easily with fresh berries, ripe bananas & honey! These simple steps show how to make sorbet at home with common ingredients you already have!
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 regular milk-based ice cream. This simple sorbet recipe is made with common ingredients you may already have in your pantry. It tastes better than store-bought strawberry sorbet and is the perfect summer treat to help you cool off.
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. Not only that, but honey is a little healthier too, so you can indulge in a larger scoop in your bowl.
Why You’ll Love this Sorbet Recipe
- Uses common ingredients you can pronounce! You likely even have all but the fresh fruit already in your pantry.
- Bright, fresh flavors! We use fresh bananas and strawberries in this recipe so the flavor is amazing! Ripe fruit will obviously yield the best results, but you can also use overripe fruit as it will just add additional sweetness.
- Costs a fraction of the price as store bought sorbet! This recipe yields easily 4-5x the amount of sorbet you can buy in the small cups at the grocery store- for a fraction of the price.
Strawberry Banana Sorbet ingredients
Here’s what you’ll need to make our sorbet:
-Strawberries: You will need 1.5 pounds of fresh strawberries that have been washed and hulled. If you do not have fresh strawberries, you can use frozen ones that have been thawed first.
-Bananas: Use 3-4 very ripe bananas. This will make our sorbet naturally sweeter and give it a nicer consistency.
-Honey: To add more sweetness add in 2/3 cups of honey or if desired you can substitute it for 1 cup of granulated sugar instead.
-Salt: You will need a pinch of salt to help improve the flavors.
-Cornstarch: Adding in 1 tablespoon of cornstarch will help to contribute to the wonderful texture of the sorbet.
-Water: You need 1 tablespoon of water to get the consistency just right.
-Lemon juice: Add in 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to make this sorbet taste fresh and wonderful. It will also help to keep the colors nice and vibrant.
How to Make Banana Strawberry Sorbet
Making sorbet is so easy! Here’s how to do it:
Puree fresh fruit
First, place berries and bananas in a large bowl and puree until smooth.
Heat ingredients to meld flavors
Combine fruit puree, honey, and salt in a large saucepan. Heat until smooth and just barely simmering. Whisk cornstarch into the cold water; stir into heated berry mixture.
Cool sorbet mixture
Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice. Cool slightly. Refrigerate berry mixture until cold, about 2 hours.
Freeze in the ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. OR… If you don’t have an ice cream maker, cool the mixture then pour it into a freezer-safe container and put it in the freezer. Set a timer for 2 hours. At that time, take the sorbet out and mash or blend it up again. Transfer it back into the container and freeze until solid, about 4-5 hours. Enjoy!
Banana Strawberry Sorbet
- 1 ½ pounds ripe strawberries washed & hulled
- 3-4 bananas very ripe
- ⅔ 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.
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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.
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Strawberry Sorbet recipe with fresh berries, ripe bananas and honey. Steps show how to make sorbet perfectly sweet with a creamy texture (not icy!) with lovely fruit flavors.