Here’s the perfect summer vegan strawberry sorbet recipe to try.  It’s light and refreshing and will cool you right down in the warm weather.

Scoops of Vegan Strawberry Sorbet served in a large white bowl

Made with just 3-ingredients, its easy to whip up and goes beautifully alongside so many of your favorite desserts.

Why you’ll love this vegan strawberry sorbet recipe 

  • Refreshing and light: Vegan strawberry sorbet is the perfect dessert for a hot summer day. It’s light and refreshing, and a great way to cool down.
  • Healthy: This sorbet is made with only a few simple, natural ingredients and contains no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. It’s a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream or other sugary desserts.
  • Vegan and dairy-free: Being vegan and dairy-free makes this sorbet accessible to everyone, regardless of their dietary restrictions or preferences.
  • Easy to make: This recipe is easy and quick to make, with only a few simple steps. It’s a great dessert option for those who don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
  • Versatile: This sorbet recipe can be easily adapted to incorporate different fruits or flavors. You can add other fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, or mangos to create a variety of delicious sorbet flavors.

Ingredients and substitution notes

  • Strawberries: You can use fresh or frozen strawberries. If using frozen, make sure to thaw them before using.
  • Fresh Lime Juice: Freshly squeezed lime juice adds such flavor to this sorbet recipe.
  • Coconut Milk: Use full-fat canned coconut milk for a creamy texture.
  • Maple Syrup: You can substitute maple syrup with other liquid sweeteners such as agave nectar. You can also adjust the amount of sweetener according to your taste preference.

Strawberry Sorbet Recipe variations and add-ins

  • Add other fruits: Instead of using just strawberries, you can mix in other fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, or peaches to create different flavor combinations.
  • Add herbs: Adding fresh herbs such as basil or mint can add a new dimension of flavor to your sorbet.
  • Spices: You can add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger for a spicy kick to your sorbet.
  • Chocolate chips: Adding vegan carob or chocolate chips or shavings to your sorbet can make it a decadent dessert.
  • Nuts: Chopped nuts such as almonds or pistachios can add a crunchy texture to your sorbet.
  • Coconut flakes: Adding coconut flakes to your sorbet can give it a tropical twist.

Top tips for making strawberry sorbet

  • Use ripe and sweet strawberries for the best flavor. If your strawberries are not very sweet, you can add a little more maple syrup to the recipe.
  • Freeze the canister of your ice cream maker ahead of time. A frozen canister will help the sorbet freeze faster and result in a smoother texture.
  • Blend the mixture until it is very smooth. This will help ensure that the sorbet has a creamy texture.
  • Chill the mixture before churning it in your ice cream maker. A chilled mixture will freeze more quickly and result in a smoother texture.
  • If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still make sorbet by freezing the mixture in a shallow dish and stirring it every 30 minutes until it is fully frozen.
  • For a twist on the classic strawberry sorbet, try adding in other fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, or peaches. You can also add in herbs such as basil or mint for a refreshing flavor.

Make ahead of instructions and storage

To make ahead of time, prepare the sorbet mixture and freeze it in an airtight container for up to 1 week before churning. When ready to serve, allow the sorbet to soften at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping.

To store leftover sorbet, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. When ready to serve, allow the sorbet to soften at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping.

Serving suggestions 

Serve this alongside your favorite summer dessert. I love a scoop of it with a slice of my easy vegan raspberry crumble tart or these quick and easy oat waffles

This apple almond cake and my vegan lemon raspberry cake are both beautiful with this sorbet on the side.


Can I use other berries instead of strawberries?

Yes, you can use other berries such as raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries.

Do I need an ice cream maker to make this sorbet?

While an ice cream maker makes the churning process easier, you can still make this sorbet without one. Simply freeze the mixture in an airtight container, stirring it every hour until it reaches a smooth, sorbet-like consistency.

Can I use a different sweetener instead of maple syrup?

Yes, you can use other natural sweeteners such as agave nectar, or even a simple syrup made with sugar and water. Adjust the amount of sweetener used to your desired taste.

Wrapping it up

I really had so much fun putting this recipe together for you and hope you enjoy every chilly, tasty spoonful!

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Scoops of Vegan Strawberry Sorbet served in a large white bowl

Easy Vegan Strawberry Sorbet Recipe

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  • Author: Chef Ani


  • 4 cups fresh strawberries (or frozen)
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (see note for alternative)


  1. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a container and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Pour the strawberry mixture into an ice cream maker (see note, if you do not have an ice cream machine) and make the sorbet according to the manufacturer’s directions for your ice cream maker.  If finished sorbet is too soft for your liking, transfer to a container and freeze for an hour or so.


  •  Instead of using maple syrup you can make your own syrup by boiling 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar and reduce it until the sugar has resolved (about 10 min) and you are left with a nice syrup.  Let cool before adding to the recipe.
  • If you do not have an ice cream machine, transfer the strawberry mixture to a container and put in the freezer.  Every 30 minutes or so stir or smash the ice cream with a fork.  Repeat until you have the constancy of ice cream that you want!
  • If you have left over sorbet, you can store it in the freezer, but it is a good idea to let it sit in the fridge to thaw slightly (30-60 min.) before serving.  This makes the sorbet much easier to scoop.