Strawberry Balsamic Sorbet

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.
INGREDIENTS 
  • 3 cups loosely packed whole organic frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup Balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (grade B if possible)
DIRECTIONS

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! :)


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22 comments:

Kitchen M said...

I haven't yet to try the strawberry-balsamic combination but that sounds really good. I just bought a whole bunch of strawberries, so this is perfect!

Jun said...

Woah, I guess you could try this with most frozen fruit. I can't believe it is that easy. Why buy sorbet in the store? I am excited to come up with different combinations--maybe something with mango?

Tangled Noodle said...

I love your simple yet spectacular desserts! Strawberries, balsamic vinegar and a natural sweetener are a combination that I've learned to love (I've had fresh strawberries with honey and ground black pepper). Delicious!

tasteofbeirut said...

Stacy

That sorbet has such an appealing color, it screams summer and fun! I am glad you made it and reminded me that I need to do more of these!
So it is getting warmer in the Bay area? I used to go to San Fransisco a lot and I love the area, it is heaven to me. Nearly.

Nicole said...

this looks so good - I basically am up for anything cold and icy now that spring is here. i have to check out my balsamic vinegar ingredients..I think I buy a pretty good one but I have to check now! thanks for bringing that to my attention!

momgateway said...

I would love to make this gorgeous sorbet!

Derek said...

Looks fresh and inviting!

Jeanne said...

This looks so delicious! We're just starting to get strawberries at the farmer's market, so I'll have to give it a try. I've never made strawberry sorbet with balsamic vinegar before!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh my this looks amazing yummy, and love the color

Sook said...

The color of the sorbet is phenomenal! Love strawberries too so I think I will really enjoy this. :)

MaryMoh said...

Wow...wow...wow....this looks fabulous! It looks so simple to make...can't believe it. I have to try this when summer comes. It looks so refreshingly good...mmmm. Thanks for sharing. Looks like I'm going to eat buckets of them LOL

Dawn said...

I love this recipe as it doesn't contain any white sugar and combines two of my favorite flavors! I am printing this one out!

5 Star Foodie said...

The strawberry balsamic combo is spectacular and I'm totally into making sorbets these days so I will go make this asap!

Anonymous said...

Gorg photos!

penny aka jeroxie said...

I love this combination and did a granita just summer passing :)

Divina Pe said...

This is really refreshing for the summer here. The color is vibrant and so alive.

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Surprising people with these kind of flavour combinations is fun, they don't think they'll like it and then they do! Great recipe, am filing it away :)

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Simple and superb. Also great with a sprinkling of black pepper. Tomorrow, I'm actually posting a strawberry sorbet recipe!!!!!!!

My Little Space said...

Oh man, this is truly seducing! Balsamic sounds good too!

Simply Life said...

wow! I'm drooling -that looks amazing!

MP said...

What an interesting--and unusual--combination of ingredients. I'm with Simply Life, though, and drooling to beat the band!

Shelly @ EC Pursuits said...

Strawberries are my absolute favorite thing in the universe! And I totally took a look at my balsamic vinegar label after I read this :) Mine is the bad kind...time to go shopping!

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