Strawberry lime sorbet

by Barry Lewis

Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
120 mins


1kg strawberries, hulled

500ml water

100g caster sugar

3 limes

Ok so this strawberry lime sorbet is absolutely delicious, lets get this out of the way, oh and it is also very, very easy! I am going to tell you how you can make it without an ice cream maker too as it’s probably not that essential actually, but if you have one, amazing!

First up we’ll make the syrup for the sorbet, pour the water into a large saucepan, grate in the zest of 2 limes, then pour in the sugar. Bring to a simmer stirring to dissolve the sugar in, once at a steady simmer, let it bubble away gently for 5-10 minutes, the water will be a little green coloured but don’t worry.

When the syrup has simmered as per above allow it to cool to room temperature then pour into a large food processor. Tip in the strawberries and the juice of 3 limes, whizz this up until fully blended, there will still be some seeds present but that’s ok, we’ll get them out in a bit, just blend it until there are no more lumps.

Pour this mixture through a sieve to catch the seeds and any lumps into a large jug.

So, if you are using an ice cream machine you should have the bucket bit in the freezer already, remove this and make the sorbet to instructions on your maker, but normally churning it for 20 minutes will produce a lovely sorbet. If not serving immediately transfer to a dish that can be sealed or covered with cling film and place in freezer until wanting to gobble up!

If you don’t have an ice cream maker machine, simply get a large metal cake tin, and place in the freezer, pour the sorbet mix into it and every 40 minutes remove from the freezer and mix it up roughly with a spoon / fork, before smoothing out to even out the freezing. Do this a few times every 40 minutes or so until the sorbet is set, this will work a charm and taste just as good, you just need to keep one eye on the freezer! Enjoy this awesome strawberry and lime sorbet!