Low Calorie Dessert: Strawberry Sorbet

strawberry sorbet recipe (no ice cream maker required)

I’m always looking for healthy recipes to help lose weight. Lots of you asked me what I do to curb the cravings when I posted about my weight loss, so I thought I’d share: Strawberry Sorbet. At first, I bought it from the store, until I realized what an idiot I was for paying $4 for a cup and a half of strawberries, sugar and water. Since strawberries are pretty cheap around my area right now, I decided to make my own… and I’m so glad I did.

Since I don’t have an ice cream maker, I had to get creative on how to make it at home. I started with 2 pints of strawberries. I cut up one and a half of them and put them on a sheet pan, then put them in the freezer until they were little strawberry ice cubes.

I took the other pint, plus 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of sugar, and cooked it all down until I had strawberry syrup. Once the syrup was completely cooled, and the berries were all frozen, I put it all in my blender and pureed it up like a milkshake. I put it all in a plastic bowl, and popped it back into the freezer to harden over night.

The next day it was all frozen together, so I set it out on the counter for a few minutes before serving (just like I do ice cream.) It’s soooooo easy, and soooooo good! I’ve tried it with peaches and with pineapples, and both of them are amazing, too!

The strawberry makes twelve 1/2 cup servings, and only 75(ish) calories per serving.

Pure, simple, satisfying. YUM!
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About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. I have strawberries and a pineapple sitting on the counter right now as I type THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS!!!
    Going to try it today

  2. What an easy recipe. Hubby loves mango sorbet so I think I will give it a try! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Looks so gooooood!!

  4. That looks simple enough! Thanks for sharing and I’m pinning this.

  5. I love how easily you made this, I never would have thought! Even though it’s pretty cold outside, this looks delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Pinning!!

  7. I so hope you’re still having good results losing weight. I know how hard it can be. When I was born my thyroid didn’t work at all. I was ok weight wise til I became a young woman, started having kids, then watch out. It’s been a struggle since.
    This last year I lost some weight just working hard outside clearing out our shed in the heat, running up and down hauling things to house to go thru on the deck. Didn’t even realize I was losing, the best way huh?
    I watch it by checking my weight every couple days so I don’t go over a certain weight. So far I’ve been able to eat pretty much what I want within reason, we eat a low fat diet and prepare our food healthily. But there’s those cakes, cookies, chips, naughties just waiting for me to over do. I love to eat, especially naughties. I grew up eating desserts after every meal and goodies (home made cakes, pies and cookies) very frequently.
    Gina I can hardly wait to make this. Never ventured into making something like that but if it will help keep me from eating cakes, cookies, etc. it’s a winner. I have a terrible craving all the time for things I know I shouldn’t eat but I eat them anyway. I love ice cream but have pretty much stayed away from it over the winter but watch out this spring and summer.
    I’m so glad you shared this recipe. If I keep things that are good for me in the house I’m ok, just can’t have naughties in the house. No will power. Good luck to you Gina. Keep up the good work. You’ll get there. Happy Weekend.

    • Congrats on your weight loss! It’s still working – even when I give myself a break to eat “naughty” I still can’t eat as much as I once did, so I’m still on track. It gets easier every day, yet it’s still coming off ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for your share – comments like yours really do motivate me to keep it going!


  8. Loving this additional aspect to your blogging. I too struggle with weight, after baby, after stopping smoking and after losing gall bladder…it all became a lot harder than I ever thought it would be. Great to have ideas like this and although strawberries are out of season here I will go find some frozen ones and get this on!!!
    I don’t have a sweet tooth ….my downfall is cheese but funny how a little treat like this just makes me feel like I am not denying myself stuff.

    • Hi Cait,
      Thank you so much! I’m always afraid y’all will get tired of ‘diet talk’ – haha! It’s not easy, but I rarely limit myself from anything, I just eat much smaller amounts. Just a little cheese goes a long way, ya know!

      Frozen strawberries are a GREAT idea! Half the work is done for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. oh wow maybe even I could make this! Love what you did to your kitchen cabinets…I want to paint mine grey!

  10. Gina, I so enjoyed your post and I can’t wait to try it! I wanted to ask, what was the name of the font you used when you typed ‘Stawberry Sorbet’? I love it! Thanks so much!

  11. awesome thank you !!! im so trying this!!

  12. great job on getting creative with this without having an ice cream maker!

  13. This looks so refreshing and yummy! I never would have thought to freeze the berries. I try blending them with ice cubes and it ends up runny. Will try this!!
    Anjana @ http://happyandharried.wordpress.com/

  14. If I were to use peaches or mangos, how much would I have to use to replace the strawberries?

  15. Samantha says:

    could I get the recipe? this way i can print it out and read it easily when i put it in my recipe Binder?

  16. What about banana or orange

  17. Sounds delicious. Is that a glass spoon? If so, where did you get it?


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