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Easy strawberry sorbet recipe (with no ice cream maker)

Making your own sorbet at home, without an ice cream maker, can seem daunting.

But surprisingly, it’s very easy, not to mention the fact that this strawberry sorbet recipe only requires 4 ingredients.

It is the perfect dessert on a warm summer day or to after a big meal like raclette or cheese fondue!

How to make a sorbet without an ice cream maker?

Strawberry sorbet recipe (without ice cream maker)

The technique for making sorbet without an ice cream maker is to run the strawberry mixture through a blender a few times to give it an airy, light sorbet consistency.

It can also be done by hand but it is much more demanding.

The steps to make strawberry sorbet without an ice cream maker

Bowl of strawberries
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  1. Simply place a layer of plastic wrap in the bottom of a shallow bowl (a Pyrex dish for example). The plastic wrap will make it easier to remove the sorbet from the dish at different stages.
  2. Then pour the mixture into this bowl before putting it in the freezer for about 2 hours.
  3. When the mixture starts to freeze, remove it from the pan and cut it into pieces to put in the mixer.
  4. Return to the freezer (still on plastic wrap) and repeat the same operation 1 to 2 hours later. This will give you a nice sorbet texture.

Ingredients needed for the sorbet recipe

Strawberries on a plate

Only 4 ingredients are needed to make this sorbet, which you probably all have at home:

About this sorbet recipe

Strawberry sorbet recipe (without ice cream maker)

The amount of sugar in the recipe can be adjusted according to the strawberries, as some varieties can be sweeter or more tangy.

For a more pleasing texture, it is recommended to strain the strawberry mixture in order to remove the strawberry seeds.

It is best to take the sorbet out about 5 minutes before serving.

Recette de sorbet aux fraises (sans sorbetière)

Easy strawberry sorbet

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes

This delicious and refreshing strawberry sorbet is perfect served on a warm sunny day or at the end of a meal.


  • 4 cups strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar or to taste, depending on the strawberries


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan;
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly;
  3. Simmer for a few minutes until sugar is dissolved and strawberries are soft; Remove from heat and let cool slightly;
  4. Blend the mixture in a blender until it becomes a puree;
  5. Strain the puree to remove the small strawberry seeds;
  6. Once this step is completed, freeze the mixture in a shallow dish (e.g. Pyrex) with a layer of plastic wrap on the bottom to make it easier to unmold;
  7. After 2 hours, take the mixture out of the freezer, cut it into cubes and blend it in a blender to make a puree;
  8. Return to the freezer (having put a layer of plastic wrap on the bottom of the bowl) and repeat the operation 2 hours later.


Leave the sorbet out of the freezer for a few minutes before serving.


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