Got to Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Strawberry-Mint Sorbet

This sorbet is refreshing because of the mint but rich and sweet enough to be a dessert because of the sweet North Carolina strawberries. This sorbet contains no dairy, making it a light and fat-free treat.

Servings: 4
Cook Time: Prep Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 15 minutes plus 3 hour, 30 minutes chilling
Meal Type: Dessert
NC Ingredients: Strawberries, Mint

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cup sugar
cups NC Strawberries
Tablespoon lemon juice
cup mint leaves, (a good handful)


Combine sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Add in the mint leaves and let steep for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

Place strawberries and lemon juice in a food processor, and process until smooth. Strain strawberry mixture through a fine wire-mesh sieve placed over a bowl, pressing solids with a wooden spoon to extract liquid. Discard solids.

Remove the mint from the cooled sugar mixture and stir it into the strawberry mixture. Transfer to a 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish.

Place in freezer and stir every 15 minutes, until almost firm, about 1 hour. Continue to freeze (without stirring) until firm, 2 hours or overnight. May be frozen, covered, for up to 1 week.


Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.