KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker & Strawberry Sorbet Recipe

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You know what’s awesome about summer? The cool treats you get to enjoy! One of my favorites is sorbet. While ice cream is nice, it just doesn’t give me the same satisfaction that a sweet and fruity sorbet does. As much as I’d like to drop $5 every week on a quart of it, I’d much rather made it fresh in my home and thanks to the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment I just received, I can make it any time I crave it.

The great thing about this attachment (used with a KitchenAid Stand Mixer) is that I can store it in my freezer to use anytime I want to make a cool treat. Unfortunately, that’s also the biggest downside to this particular attachment. It’s quite large and takes up a lot of space in my freezer which really lacks space for even our frozen food, let alone this attachment. Also, you have to let the bowl freeze for at least 15 hours. Patience is a must.

KitchenAid Raspberry Ice Cream Maker

Now, to make the sorbet, that’s the easy part. While the bowl is freezing you can begin making your sorbet. For this you need to start with a simple syrup that is just as it’s called, simple. Equal parts of water and sugar boiled to create a smooth syrup used as the base.

Boiled Simple Syrup

Next, you’ll want to use a fresh fruit. I happen to have bags of frozen, fresh picked strawberries so I gathered about 4 cups of them, defrosted and smashed them with a potato masher to release the sweet juices.

Smashed Fresh Strawberries

Totally optional, but if you want a smooth sorbet, you can use a strainer to separate the seeds and strawberry flesh from the juice. I did this and incorporated half of the strawberry fruit back into my mixture.

Strained Strawberries

The fun part begins after the bowl is fully frozen, the sorbet ingredients are chilled in the fridge and it’s time to mount the attachment and make sorbet. In less than 15 minutes you get this beautiful, incredibly sweet frozen concoction.

KitchenAid Strawberry Sorbet

You can eat it right away or freeze it in an air tight container for a couple of hours for a firmer texture.

Fresh Strawberry Sorbet

This also happens to be a wonderful dessert that would be perfect for a Cook for the Cure fundraiser event in July. If you haven’t already, please visit KitchenAid online to learn more about 1,000 Cooks for the Cure and how your family can help fight breast cancer. This little sorbet dish would be perfect for an intimate dinner with dessert.

Strawberry Sorbet Recipe
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 cups strawberries, whole
  • 1¼ cups simple syrup
Instructions
  1. Using a food processor (or smash by hand), chop strawberries into small pieces and strain juice into a bowl. Chill.
  2. In a pot over medium-high heat, combine 2 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar. Boil for about 10 minutes and cool. (makes 3 cups)
  3. Mix strawberry juice and syrup.
  4. Using the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment, set speed to stir and pour in sorbet mixture.
  5. Stir for 10 - 12 minutes until it reaches desired consistency.
Notes

 

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  1. That looks so refreshing and just gorgeous!

  2. I have the same ice cream attachment and use it all the time. I make all manner of sorbets and ice creams and have fun experimenting. We have three chest freezers since we grow all of our vegetables so the space issue isn’t a problem for me so mine is always ready to go.

    I haven’t made strawberry yet but have made plum, raspberry, lemon and cherry.
    Thanks for such a tasty looking recipe.

  3. Jennifer H says:

    Yummy! Great job!!

  4. That attachment is so cool! I love ice cream and this would be perfect to make all sorts of frozen treats.

  5. YUM! Looks so refreshing!

  6. Wow, that looks amazing!!!

  7. That is the most gorgeous mixer I’ve ever seen. I sorbet looks awesome too!

  8. Lindsay S says:

    Oh wow! Does this ever look delectable and well worth the effort! Thank you for the scrumptious idea :-D

  9. Donna B. says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm :) Another reason I want a Kitchenaid!!!

  10. This looks delicious! I love your recipes. You always make them look so easy with your great photography!

  11. That looks really delicious and refreshing. I wanted to get the ice cream maker attachment for my Kitchen Aid, but have the same problem as you – no space in my freezer.
    I love my Kitchen Aid and think the Cook for the Cure program you are involved in is wonderful.
    (BTW, I still love the color of your Kitchen Aid… it is SO pretty. I’ve got just the boring white one.)

  12. This has to be one of the coolest attachment ever (pun intended)! :)

  13. My husband emailed this post to me and said “ANNIE!!! This is what I want for my birthday!” Not kidding. Great review Cat, I think i know what he is getting for turning the big 3-0!

  14. Terri P. says:

    Unfortunately for me, I don’t have a Kitchen Aid mixer, but I did just purchase a Cuisinart ice cream maker and received it in the mail today! I’m psyched to try out this delicious sounding sorbet, since I’m trying to eat dairy-free. This could be a life-saver this summer. Thanks!

  15. Janice Cooper says:

    This looks soooo refreshing especially since its been so hot lately. I wish, wish I had a Kitchen aid mixer and ice cream maker. This would make a nice dessert at parties. Thanks for sharing :)

  16. Carolyn Maiden says:

    I just purchased the ice cream attachment for the Kitchen aid mixer and am disappointed that you have to cook the mixture. Can any one share some other recipes that you don’t have to cook. I really don’t want to return it.

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