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Clumpies Ice Cream Co.’s Strawberry Hibiscus Sorbet Recipe

Strawberries are the answer to all of your summertime sweet tooth cravings.

The naturally candy-like fruit is packed with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. While these berries make for an indulgent treat on their own, they can be incorporated into a variety of desserts that – when enjoyed in small portions – can be part of a healthy, balanced diet. 

Clumpies Ice Cream Co.’s Strawberry Hibiscus Sorbet

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Recipe by Ashley BottomsCourse: DessertCuisine: Iranian
Recipe Makes




    • 1 ½ cups


    • 3 Tbsp.

      dried hibiscus flowers

    • 1 ½ cups


    • 1

      lemon, zested and juiced

    • 1 lb.

      strawberries, hulls removed

    • Pinch of salt

    • 1 Tbsp.

      vodka (optional)


    • Bring water to a boil in a small sauce pot. Once boiling, add hibiscus flowers, remove from heat, and let steep for 10 minutes. In the meantime, pour sugar into a small bowl.

    • Zest lemon and rub into sugar to release the oils. Prep strawberries, toss them in the sugar, and add a pinch of salt. Juice lemon and pour over sugar-coated strawberries. 

    • Strain hibiscus tea over strawberry mixture, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in vodka to lower freezing point. Let chill in refrigerator for 2-3 hours or until mixture reaches 40° Fahrenheit.

    • Once cool, purée until smooth using a blender or immersion blender. If you want a seedless sorbet, strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve.

    • Pour the mixture into the canister of an ice cream maker, and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The sorbet will be soft, so make sure to let it firm up in the freezer for a few hours before scooping. 

    • Enjoy!


    • This recipe is a great starting point. Feel free to add fresh herbs or substitute bitters or a complementary liqueur in place of vodka.

    “Strawberry season is a short but sweet season! Using this fruit at its peak will result in the most flavorful sorbet. The addition of hibiscus is a beautiful enhancement not only in flavor but also color.”

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