Strawberry Sorbet with Grand Marnier

Strawberry Sorbet with Grand Marnier
Viviane Bauquet Farre

Until the season is over, I’ll be eating strawberries every day — straight out of the box.

But now and then a dessert is in order, especially if friends are coming over for dinner. How about a sublime sorbet?

What I love about this recipe is that I can whip it up in a few minutes and let the ice cream maker do its magic.

Two little pieces of advice, though:

Make sure the strawberry purée is well chilled before you place it in your ice cream maker.

And — the cylinder of your ice cream maker must be frozen solid. If you hear anything loose when you shake it, it won’t be cold enough to make the sorbet. Mine lives permanently in the freezer, this way I know it’s always ready.

I use maple syrup instead of simple syrup to make most of my sorbets. I came up with the idea in my Vermont days. I could get maple syrup in bulk for so little money then! Not only did I fall in love with the flavor, but it’s so much more nutritious than regular sugar.

The splash of Grand Marnier here makes this sorbet a very grown-up dessert for sure. For the kids, just omit it and replace it with the same amount of maple syrup – they can always take a bit more sweetness, can’t they?

Directions

Place the strawberries, lemon juice, Grand Marnier, and maple syrup in the bowl of a food processor. Process at high speed with a steel blade until the ingredients are very smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator, or 45 minutes in the freezer.

Pour the chilled strawberry purée into the ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions. Scoop the sorbet into glass bowls or cocktail glasses and top with fresh mint leaves. Serve immediately.

Notes

*Note: If omitting the Grand Marnier, increase the maple syrup to ¾ cup.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

149 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

7%

Servings:

6
  • Fat 2g 3%
  • Carbs 194g 65%
  • Saturated 0g 1%
  • Fiber 14g 55%
  • Sugars 161g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 5g 9%
  • Sodium 33mg 1%
  • Calcium 324mg 32%
  • Magnesium 133mg 33%
  • Potassium 1,502mg 43%
  • Iron 3mg 17%
  • Zinc 4mg 27%
  • Phosphorus 171mg 24%
  • Vitamin A 7µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 405mg 676%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 21%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 166%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 14%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 17%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 166µg 42%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin K 15µg 19%
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