Strawberry and Elderflower Sorbet…

Strawberry and Elderflower Sorbet…

A wonderfully refreshing and decadent dessert for fancy summer parties.

This can be made in advance then served scooped into pretty tea cups and decorated with tiny pansy or borage flowers.

Serves 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Freezing time: 6-8 hours

What you need:

  • 300ml/ ½ pt water
  • 150g/5oz caster sugar
  • 500g/1lb 2 oz strawberries, hulled
  • 3 tablespoons elderflower cordial, undiluted
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • 1 egg white
  • Tiny pansy or herb flowers to decorate


  1. Pour the water into a saucepan, add the sugar and heat gently, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Increase the heat and boil for one minute then leave to cool.
  3. Meanwhile puree the strawberries in a food processor or liquidiser until smooth.
  4. Pour into a sieve set over a bowl and press the puree through with the back of a spoon then discard the seeds.
  5. Stir the puree into the sugar syrup then mix in the undiluted elderflower cordial and lemon juice.
  6. Pour into a non-stick roasting tin or shallow plastic container – the larger the container the shallower the syrup will be and the quicker it will freeze.
  7. Place in the freezer for four hours or until semi-frozen.
  8. Lightly beat the egg white in a small bowl until frothy.
  9. Mash the semi frozen sorbet with the fork to break up the ice crystals then beat in the egg white.
  10. Spoon into a plastic container.
  11. Cover and seal, freeze until firm enough to scoop.
  12. Scoop sorbet into teacups, decorate with flowers and serve with soft amaretti or small shortbread biscuits.


  • If you have an ice cream machine, churn the strawberry syrup in the pre-cooled machine for about 20 minutes, until semi frozen and then gradually pour the lightly beaten egg white through the feeder tube at the top.
  • Continue churning until the sorbet is thick enough to scoop then serve immediately or transfer to a plastic container and store in the freezer until required.

About this post-

Recipe and photo credit by- Seasonal Berries

Claire Justine

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  1. Anne
    25th May 2012 / 6:23 am

    This looks amazing!! Have a fabulous weekend:)~Anne

    • Clairejustine
      26th May 2012 / 10:20 am

      Thanks for the comment,have a lovely weekend 🙂

  2. einfachtilda
    25th May 2012 / 6:40 am

    Ich sag nur leckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkker!!Danke und frohe Pfingsten.LG Mathilda ♥

    • Clairejustine
      26th May 2012 / 10:24 am

      Thanks 🙂

  3. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    25th May 2012 / 6:47 am

    Wow! Lovely! I've never tried elderflower before & this will be a great opportunity to try with this recipe! I love your teacups too! BTW, do you mind I pin some of your lovely pictures on my Pinterest? Please say yes! Heheheh Have a lovely weekend, Clairejustine! HUGS!

    • Clairejustine
      26th May 2012 / 10:28 am

      Hi thanks for the pins 🙂 love for you to pin them,have a great weekend 🙂

  4. Sparkle and Co
    25th May 2012 / 7:57 am

    That seems yummy!!! Your pictures are beautiful and chic!

    • Clairejustine
      26th May 2012 / 10:31 am

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  5. Working london mummy
    25th May 2012 / 8:23 am

    Looks beautiful, such a nice colour! Am sure it tastes divine too

    • Clairejustine
      26th May 2012 / 10:32 am

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  6. Miss Simmonds Says
    25th May 2012 / 10:18 am

    elderflower is my favourite – must make this!

    • Clairejustine
      26th May 2012 / 10:33 am

      Hope you enjoy 🙂

  7. Michelle
    25th May 2012 / 10:34 am

    yum!!!! I wish strawberries were in season over here!

    • Clairejustine
      26th May 2012 / 10:33 am

      thanks Michelle 🙂

  8. zolar
    26th May 2012 / 4:33 pm

    Hm.. yummy

    • Clairejustine
      30th May 2012 / 5:56 am

      thanks for the comment 🙂

  9. Winnie
    28th May 2012 / 12:16 pm

    It looks delicious, and the photo is awesome!

    • Clairejustine
      30th May 2012 / 5:58 am

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

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