Strawberry Basil Sorbet

By Beau Ciolino
March 24, 2015
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Author Notes: Perfect for a refreshing spring time treat! It also doubles as a cocktail when you top it off with a generous pour of sparkling wine. Beau Ciolino

Makes: 1 quart

  • 1 pound strawberries, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed chopped basil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup blood orange (you can substitute orange) juice, pulp optional
  1. Puree strawberries in a food processor or blender until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the water and sugar to a boil until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove the saucepan from heat and whisk in the basil, followed by the strawberry puree and blood orange juice.
  4. Pour ingredients into a freezer safe container and place in the freezer until solid.
  5. Enjoy with a spoon or a pour of sparkling wine!

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