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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Strawberry Basil Coconut Sorbet

Strawberries.  I love strawberries, I love strawberry season, and I love finding new strawberry recipes to try out.

Basil, that's huge in our house too.  Our oldest eats it straight off the plant, he loves it that much.

Ice cream...well, enough said!

I decided the other day that I wanted to try my hand at making some homemade ice cream, thinking back to the ice cream that my Grandpa used to make on the farm.  Well, I don't have an ice cream maker, but I figured that I had some of the key ingredients....and I would be most happy with a homemade sorbet.  I found this recipe, and ran with it!

1 can coconut milk
Strawberry Basil Coconut Sorbet | Addicted to Recipes

1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 quart of strawberries, washed and hulled
Fresh basil - to taste (I used about 1/3 cup)

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the coconut milk and the sugar.  Stir frequently.  Once the sugar has dissolved, add in the honey and vanilla.  Remove from heat and set aside.

In your handy dandy food processor, puree the strawberries and basil.  After pureeing, strain the strawberries and add to the saucepan with the milk mixture.  Mix well.

Now, as mentioned, I don't have an ice cream maker, or a sorbet maker.  So I improvised.  I poured the mixture into a freezer-safe container, covered it, and froze it overnight.  The next day, I brought it out to that slightly, threw it back in the food processor to process it up for a moment, and then served. 

Yum!  What a refreshing treat!  The flavourful strawberries, the basil, and the coconut all easily distinguished.  This was tasty good, and easy to make, even without the ice cream making machine (though I probably wouldn't mind having one...hint hint honey!)


  1. Love this! Just pinned it to my Virtual Ice Cream Social board and shared it on my Facebook page. :)

    Just one question- the basil isn't listed in the ingredients? How much do you add and when in the process? Thanks!

    1. All fixed! I used about 1/3 cup of fresh basil. Silly me, glad you caught that! I've updated the post. Thanks Carrie :-)

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  3. This would be great to serve on New Year's Eve I think! :)


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