Strawberry and Elderflower Sorbet: Great For A Garden

Recipe and photo credit by- Seasonal Berries.

Strawberry and Elderflower Sorbet: Great For A Garden

Strawberry and Elderflower Sorbet: Great For A Garden Party. Happy Friday.

Hello friends. So how are you today? Strawberry and Elderflower Sorbet anyone?

Strawberry and Elderflower Sorbet: Great For A Garden:

Also a wonderfully refreshing and decadent dessert for fancy summer parties. Great for afternoon tea and garden parties too.

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

So what is sorbet? Sorbet or sherbet is a frozen dessert made from sugar-sweetened water with flavouring – typically fruit juice, fruit purée, wine, liqueur or honey. What is not to love?

Great For A Garden Party

How To Make Strawberry And Elderflower Sorbet:

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

Strawberry and Elderflower Sorbet Method:

1.) Firstly, 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.

So what do you think of this recipe? Do you fancy trying it? Because I am off to make some now!!

About this post- Strawberry and Elderflower Sorbet. Recipe and photo credit by- Seasonal Berries.

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  1. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    18 July 2021 / 19:15

    I love elder flower!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party last week (I’m running a little late). Hope we see you there again this week!

    • 25 July 2021 / 07:34

      Thanks so much for hosting and stopping by Helen 🙂

  2. Beverly
    23 August 2020 / 22:40

    This sorbet looks so yummy. I have never had elder flowers before but need to. Congratulations, you are being featured at Over The Moon Linky Party. I hope you stop by.

  3. 23 August 2020 / 16:00

    This looks so delicious and yet refreshing. Happy Sunday. I am happy to feature your sorbet at Love Your Creativity.

  4. 23 August 2020 / 13:51

    I love sorbet, and anything fruity is just so summery.

  5. chickenruby
    21 August 2020 / 14:17

    That looks really delicious and simple and cheap to make. Thanks for joining in with #pocolo

  6. 16 August 2020 / 20:06

    I’m making this tomorrow! Wow it sounds so good! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Have a wonderful week ahead. Stay well.

  7. 14 August 2020 / 04:33

    I love sorbet but have never made it. Thanks for sharing. – Margy

  8. Winnie
    28 May 2012 / 12:16

    It looks delicious, and the photo is awesome!

    • 30 May 2012 / 05:58

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  9. zolar
    26 May 2012 / 16:33

    Hm.. yummy

    • 30 May 2012 / 05:56

      thanks for the comment 🙂

  10. Michelle
    25 May 2012 / 10:34

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

  11. Miss Simmonds Says
    25 May 2012 / 10:18

    elderflower is my favourite – must make this!

  12. Working london mummy
    25 May 2012 / 08:23

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

    • 26 May 2012 / 10:32

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  13. Sparkle and Co
    25 May 2012 / 07:57

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

    • 26 May 2012 / 10:31

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  14. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    25 May 2012 / 06:47

    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!

    • 26 May 2012 / 10:28

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

  15. einfachtilda
    25 May 2012 / 06:40

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

  16. Anne
    25 May 2012 / 06:23

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

    • 26 May 2012 / 10:20

      Thanks for the comment,have a lovely weekend 🙂