Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time
15 Mins
Other Time
3 Hours
Makes about 4 1/2 cups

Four fresh ingredients are all you need to make a refreshing frozen sherbet dessert tonight. In a pinch, substitute frozen strawberries for fresh.

How to Make It

Step 1

Process strawberries in a food processor or blender 30 seconds or until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Pour strawberry puree through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large bowl, pressing with back of a spoon. Discard solids. Add buttermilk, sugar, and vanilla to puree; stir until well blended. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 2

Pour strawberry mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. (Instructions and times may vary.) Garnish, if desired.

Step 3

*1 (16-oz.) package frozen strawberries, thawed, may be substituted.

Ratings & Reviews


July 17, 2016
I substituted the Stevia Brown sugar, and nixed straining the purée. Awesome! What a rich flavor!

Princess222's Review

July 07, 2014

mramey's Review

May 12, 2013
I hate to be the lone dissenter, but this tasted like a frozen smoothie (and not in a good way). If you are expecting that taste, then you may be pleased with it, but I was underwhelmed. (I followed the directions exactly as written.)

JPhillippe01's Review

June 10, 2012
I made this today and it is wonderful! Has a great, refreshing taste to it for summer. Depending on how ripe the strawberries are, I would tweak the amount of sugar next time. Mine were super ripe, and I bet 3/4 cup of sugar would have been enough. Still tasty and will definitely make again.

Katie34's Review

May 14, 2012
Absolutely wonderful. I made this for Mother's Day and my mom was delighted. It was super easy to make and my toddler was enthralled with watching the ice cream maker spin around as it thickened up. I can't wait to try it with other fruits. I may try peaches next time. That sounds like such a great pairing with the buttermilk base. The only change I might try is to use a little less sugar. It was very sweet (and delicious) but I don't think it would hurt the recipes to cut back on the sugar a little bit. I will definitely be making this throughout the summer. Who needs storebought ice cream when this is so easy and wonderful?

Lyhagler's Review

April 29, 2012

lbelli01's Review

April 15, 2012
It's delicious. Nuff said.

sarahjones123's Review

May 28, 2011
Delicious! Made this tonight so simple and refreshing! Will make this again for sure. Will try it with blueberries and raspberries as well!

LToner's Review

May 06, 2011
We loved this sherbet. I made it as part of our Easter menu, and it was enjoyed by all. Plus, the color is beautiful!

Judithkerr's Review

August 20, 2009
How easy can you get? I don`t bother straining the fruit. We have used peaches, mangoes and apricots, raspberries. Surely the calorie count can`t be very high as there is no cream.