Instant Strawberry Sorbet

This time of year we rarely see fresh berries, but frozen ones are quite good and easy to use. This dessert is ready practically in the time it takes to measure up the ingredients!


This sorbet melts really quickly, since its texture depends on the icy frozen berries, so it must be served immediately after making. We always use our immersion blender for this, but some blenders might not be sturdy enough for the job, so it’s important to proceed cautiously.

Instant Sorbet:

  • 3 dl frozen strawberries (or raspberries, or blueberries)
  • 1 to 1 and 1/2 dl soy yogurt (or soy milk, or fruit purée)
  • 3 tablespoons agave (or other light) syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (or lime zest, or a thin slice of ginger)

We just measure everything in a small bowl, and use our immersion blender to purée until smooth.

The basic version can be varied indefinitely – a sorbet made of strawberries with mango purée and a slice of fresh ginger is especially delicious!


  1. Heli
    Posted March 15, 2008 at 11:31 | Permalink

    Where did you find agave syrup and was it expensive?

  2. Anni
    Posted March 15, 2008 at 11:52 | Permalink

    Hi Heli, we buy agave syrup in the S-market downtown Helsinki, it’s 4,80 there for a relatively small bottle. Pretty expensive, but you can also buy it in the eco-shops (Ekolo and Ruohonjuuri) and there it’s more than 6 euros.

    I still think it’s totally worth the high cost – it’s delicious, especially in ginger tea, berry desserts and smoothies, where you can really taste it.


  3. Posted March 15, 2008 at 23:50 | Permalink

    That sorbet looks so pretty – and so simple to make too. Yum – perfect for soothing a sore throat!

  4. Posted March 16, 2008 at 16:41 | Permalink

    It doesnt look like the sorbet my friend made me last time, it looks like yummy ice -cream :9

  5. Posted March 16, 2008 at 18:14 | Permalink

    I am SO making this. berries get real cheap around here soon, and immersion blended frozen treats are pretty much the best things ever!

  6. Anni
    Posted March 17, 2008 at 22:55 | Permalink

    Thanks for all the sweet comments!

    DJ – this really is the easiest thing in the world to make.

    Dreamy – I guess you could call this ice cream instead of sorbet, since soy yogurt is involved!

    Liz -Immersion blender is my favorite appliance, no doubt about it! I wish that berries would get real cheap here too…

  7. Posted March 23, 2008 at 14:14 | Permalink

    All the more better! I love the evil ice cream more than sorbet :D

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