Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet

During our heat wave here in the Northwest, we were all thinking of anything at all to feel cooler - and for me that means ice cream and sorbet!  It's strawberry season all summer long here.  It starts off with the absolutely best strawberries in the world - Hoods.  If you haven't been in the NW or grown them yourself, you've most likely never tasted them because they don't ship or keep well at all.  They start in June for a short few weeks.

But there are plenty of other delicious varieties!  Right now my favorite fruit stand (about 1 mile west of where Hwy. 26 goes down to two lanes on the way to the coast) has Albions - delicious and available usually all summer.  I bought a flat to freeze, eat, and cook with .... and they were gone in a flash!  Not before I saved enough for Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet, though - it combines two of my favorite summer treats, lemonade and strawberries!  Edit:  this is not a recipe for those strictly limiting their histamines.  See the comments below for more explanation.

Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet

1 cup strawberries (about - a little more never hurts!)
1 cup organic cane sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1T homemade vanilla

Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves.  When cooled, add in the lemon juice.  Put the strawberries in a blender and puree, add the lemon-sugar-water mixture and vanilla and blend until smooth.  Process in an ice cream/sorbet maker and then let sit in the freezer for a few hours to finish firming up - if you can wait that long to eat it!


  1. How can you have strawberries and lemons? I thought they were both on the list of histamine releasing or high in histamine lists.

    1. Yes - they usually do show up on those lists! I would not have been able to eat strawberries several years ago, but have had enough healing that small amounts on days where I keep my histamine intake low are ok for me. Lemons seem to work for some people, luckily I'm one. There appear to be many different reasons for having problems with histamine levels,some are conditions that do not improve. Mine were from severe damage to the intestinal villi that produce DAO combined with numerous undiagnosed food allergies and six years in I do have more leeway than I used to!