Combine mint, strawberries, lime and a magic ingredient to get the perfect dessert sorbet for summer

Strawberry Mojito, turned into dessert!

 

A frozen strawberry dessert based on the classic cocktail

After loving our Strawberry Mojito mocktails, I got a bit excited about what else I could do with the recipe. We may have been a bit over zealous at our local fruit farm this week, and had rather a glut of gorgeous strawberries beginning to soften in the fridge. So, never one to waste food, and bearing in mind that July is national ice cream month, I had the idea for a strawberry mojito sorbet.

We have the Smart Scoop ice cream maker from Sage by Heston Blumenthal, and we’ve made loads of lovely ice cream recipes, but I’d never tried sorbet in it. It’s probably me, but whenever I’ve tried to make sorbets in the past, it’s always turned out crunchy and icy. The Smart Scoop comes with some suggested recipes, so I decided to adapt the instructions for a basic sorbet and turn it into an iced mocktail!

Now, if you’ve made sorbet, you’ll know that it usually contains egg white, and most of the Sage recipes are based on this method. But Heston’s recipe uses fruit sugar instead, using it to boil up a syrup, and adding just puréed strawberries and some vodka. It’s easier than it sounds, so bear with me. Having kids, I wanted a non-alcoholic sorbet, so I went with the mojito twist and substituted the juice of half a lime. But – and don’t anyone tell Heston this – I totally failed to read the recipe, and missed that I had to turn the fructose into a syrup. I’m ashamed to admit I just whizzed up my strawberries, lime juice and sugar in the blender with a few mint leaves, and stuck it all in the Smart Scoop. I’m delighted to confirm it worked!

So, here’s the only easy sorbet recipe you’ll ever need – and possibly the most delicious!

Strawberry Mojito Sorbet recipe

A crisp and sweet non-alcoholic version of a mojito - only with strawberries! And it's a sorbet...

Easy Strawberry Mojito Sorbet

This pretty frozen strawberry dessert is creamy and soft, yet packs a punch on flavour.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Ice cream maker, or use the freezer method

Ingredients

  • 100 g Fructose sugar
  • 300 g very ripe strawberries
  • 2 sprigs mint leaves only
  • Juice of half a lime

Instructions

  • Blend the strawberries with the lime, mint and fruit sugar to a puree
  • Pour into your ice cream maker and set to a soft sorbet
  • When the cycle finishes, spoon the mix into a plastic container and freeze for at least 2 
  • Remove from freezer for 10 minutes before serving

Notes

If you don't have an ice-cream maker, you can still make sorbet using the freezer method

 

It really is amazing – creamy and smooth, but tangy and refreshing. And now I know how perfectly it turns out I’m planning a mango version – who knows, maybe I’ll even put rum in that one!

More recipe ideas: 10 Easy Recipes to use up Strawberries 

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This recipe is so simple you won't believe it till you taste it - Strawberry Mojito made into a gorgeous dessert sorbet

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