After my post on Five Spice Banana Cream, I received many emails asking for more satisfying and nourishing desserts, that are quick and easy to make. I love making sorbet with frozen fruit; it is so tasty and easy. The weather has started to been getting warm up here in the Bay Area, which reminded me how nice it is to have a frozen treat on a hot day. Sorbet can be made with a variety of flavor combinations, but my all time favorite is Strawberry Balsamic Sorbet. You already know that I love Strawberry Balsamic Jam and here is a great way to save those summer strawberries that don’t make it into jam—freeze them! Best of all about this recipe, it is only three ingredients!
Make sure to use good quality, pure Balsamic vinegar (read the label!), as most commercial Balsamic is made with red wine vinegar or concentrated grape juice mixed with strong vinegar, and then laced with caramel and sugar--not what nature intended! Balsamic vinegar has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and contains the powerful antioxidant polyphenols. Polyphenols fights free radicals, boosts the immune system and protects the body against heart disease. Balsamic vinegar also contains a metabolism-boosting enzyme called pepsin and is chock full of minerals. Taste-wise, it really boosts the fabulous strawberry flavor making this an incredibly satisfying sorbet. I use maple syrup in this sorbet as a sweetener, due to its numerous health benefits and its ability to blend smoothly.
- 3 cups loosely packed whole organic frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup Balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup maple syrup (grade B if possible)
Let strawberries sit for 10-15 minutes, so that they are still cold but not hard. Blend with vinegar and maple syrup until smooth. Put back in the freezer for a few hours and then scoop out and enjoy! It can’t get any easier than that! :)