Strawberry Basil "Sorbet"

Cuisinart original


Strawberries and basil are two ingredients that scream summer. They come together nicely in this bright sorbet.


Makes about 3 cups


½             cup Simple Syrup (see recipe, page 11)

2 to 3       large sprigs fresh basil

6              cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved

Nutritional information


Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup): Calories 87 (4% from fat) • carb. 23g • pro. 1g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 1mg
• calc. 28mg • fiber 4g


Prepare the basil simple syrup. Put the simple syrup into a small saucepan set over medium heat. Once syrup comes to a simmer, add the basil and remove the pan from the heat. Rest for about 30 minutes before removing the basil and then chilling completely for use.

Once the simple syrup has cooled, prepare your frozen dessert. Assemble the paddle holder of the Cuisinart® Fruit Scoop™ Frozen Dessert Maker with the fresh fruit paddle. Place in freezer bowl and turn the unit on. While the unit is running, add the strawberries into the frozen freezer bowl and then follow with the basil simple syrup*.

Allow to churn until desired consistency, about 20 minutes.


*There will be some simple syrup remaining. It can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week and used like the simple syrup recipe on page 11.