This was my first attempt at making homemade strawberry sorbet in the ice cream machine.  It was such a success I think I am going to also try peach sorbet.  This sorbet is smooth and creamy and absolutely delicious!!  I am amazed how few ingredients there are in this and how delicious it turned out.  Anyone can make it, so here's the recipe!

Ingredients

2/3 cup of Sugar

2/3 cup of Water

2 lbs. of Strawberries

3 tablespoons of Citrus Juice  (lemon or orange)

Directions

1.  Put the sugar and the water in a sauce pan together on medium heat and warm, stirring to dissolve the sugar.  Once the sugar is dissolved, turn the heat up to boil for just a minute then remove from the heat to cool.  Put the sugar/water (syrup) mixture in the refrigerator to cool.

3.  Remove the leafy tops of all of the strawberries.  Drop the strawberries into the blender a couple at a time while the blender is set to puree and let it run.  While the strawberries are blending add a couple at a time so they blend smoothly.  Eventually you want a blender full of 2 lbs. of pureed strawberries.  Add the citrus juice to the blender at the end and then put the pureed mixture into the refrigerator to cool also.

4.  Once your syrup and strawberry mixture have cooled, mix then together. 

IF YOU DO NOT LIKE STRAWBERRY SEEDS, STRAIN THE STRAWBERRY PUREE BEFORE ADDING IT TO THE MACHINE.  I DIDN'T MIND THEM BUT SOME MIGHT PREFER TO REMOVE THEM.

5.  Add the sorbet mixture to your ice cream machine.  Follow the instructions on your ice cream machine to mix and freeze the sorbet. (The same way you would make ice cream in your machine)

Summary

Make a sugar syrup in one bowl and strawberry puree in another and allow both to cool.  Mix them together and add the mixture to the ice cream machine.  Follow your machines directions for freezing and store in the freezer. 

Note

The sorbet is ready to eat when it comes out of the machine but you can put the mixture in a freezer safe bowl and freeze it and it will stiffen a little more.  It is scoopable right away and delicious to eat right away or later.