Strawberry Sherbet

Strawberry Sherbet

There is an interesting process in making this strawberry sherbet. The strawberries are baked. I’ve never baked strawberries and I had my doubts about the whole thing. To my surprise, the strawberry flavor was intensified in the sherbet.

Strawberry Sherbet
Recipe by Joy of Baking

  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Wash and cut the strawberries in half (or quarters if using large strawberries) and toss with the corn syrup.
  3. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until the color of the strawberries intensifies and the syrup is thick, about 45 – 60 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, let cool, then place in your food processor. Add the sugar and lime juice, and process until smooth.
  5. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the yogurt and cream. Cover and place in the refrigerator until chilled (several hours or overnight).
  6. Transfer the mixture to your ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once made, transfer the sherbet to a chilled container and place in the freezer for at least two hours before serving.
Beautiful, aren’t they?
Strawberry Sherbet
Tossing the strawberries and corn syrup together.
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On the baking pan, ready for the oven.
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After 15 minutes of baking you can begin to see the pink juices from the strawberries.
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After 30 minutes of baking, more juices.
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After 1 hour of baking. Hmm…I was still not convinced that this was a good idea.
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Everybody into the pool. Make sure that you put the strawberries and the juices from the pan together into the blender. The juices have so much flavor! Yes, I was starting to get convinced at this point.
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The tartness of limes is a great compliment to the sweetness of the strawberries.
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The lime juice sort of curdles the cream…
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…not to worry. Everything gets blended up into something wonderful. It took some serious self-control to not pick up the pitcher and start chug-a-lugging. No one was looking, so I wouldn’t have had to have been sneaky at all. However, I maintained my dignity and only tasted a few spoonsful. Baking the strawberries was definitely a good idea.
Strawberry Sherbet
This strawberry sherbet is absolutely delicious.
Strawberry Sherbet
Be sure to visit the other two sherbets in this series: Lemon and Mango.
Strawberry Sherbet

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