4 Ingredient Homemade Strawberry Sorbet (Vegan, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

4 Ingredient Homemade Strawberry Sorbet (V+GF): an easy recipe for deliciously creamy and refreshing strawberry sorbet. Vegan, Dairy-Free, Paleo, Gluten-Free.

Sometimes the coolest things happen when you stop trying. Or when you kinda sorta failed and go, “to heck with it!”, throw out the rule book and decide to just have some fun.

Remember fun? I always ask Erik this question and remind myself of the same. Anyway, it was just a few weeks ago that I was testing a recipe for Strawberry Coconut Popsicles and Strawberry Coconut Milkshake. It was all strawberries, all the time. And who wouldn’t want that? 😉

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I was trying to defy the laws of food science (or unicorns, or who knows what) and whipping up the leanest possible strawberry coconut milkshake. But. The thing is, milkshakes aren’t supposed to be lean. Note to self: don’t just forget about fun, remember reason too! *Blushing* Needless to say, but I’m gonna say it anyway, I ended up making a trial run of milkshakes that didn’t have enough delicious coconut fat and had too many strawberries.

As for my second “but” of the day: But, the frozen strawberry mixture that I made was so unbelievably good. It tasted lightly creamy, but super refreshing fruity. Huh… refreshing fruity. I like the sound of that. Do you?

So after kicking myself multiple times, then turning in a circle to try to kick myself better, then looking like a perfect dork, I decided, to heck with it! Now that I’m dizzy and I’ve got nothing to lose, let’s pour this strawberry sweetness into a bucket and freeze it! Oh YES.

And guess what? I had fun. And I made strawberry sorbet. Wait a minute, I made 4 ingredient Homemade Strawberry Sorbet. Even better.

4 Ingredient Homemade Strawberry Sorbet (V+GF): an easy recipe for deliciously creamy and refreshing strawberry sorbet. #Vegan #DairyFree #Paleo #GlutenFree | BeamingBaker.com

Mayhaps a little circle-spinning, “messing up,” and loosening of the reins is a good thing. Don’t you think?

I poured that deliciously fruity refreshing (yep, this is a thing now), would-be 4 ingredient homemade strawberry sorbet mixture into a bucket (this is as glamorous as it sounds). I checked on it every hour, gave it a sassy stir, then did a few more circle spins for good measure. Then, voilà, a few hours later, Erik and I were scooping this sorbet awesomeness into ice cream cones like it was our job.

Btw, if anyone’s looking for an extremely professional ice cream/sorbet scooper and taste tester, I might know of somebody. Or two somebodies. Ahem. Uh, we promise not to eat all of the frozen treats.

Yeah, right. 😉

I also know of someone who is fantastically amazing at creating the most delicious fruit-sweetened treats. Meet my friend Natalie from Feasting on Fruit. Well, you know how I love creating secretly healthy sweet treats? Natalie is like my recipe soulmate. ❤  She makes the most incredible desserts and more. I’ve been fantasizing about her Strawberry Cupcake Milkshake since forever. And if you think it sounds good, wait til you see the pictures and you’ll just pass out. 😉

4 Ingredient Homemade Strawberry Sorbet (V+GF): an easy recipe for deliciously creamy and refreshing strawberry sorbet. #Vegan #DairyFree #Paleo #GlutenFree | BeamingBaker.com

So now that it’s blissful summer, and now that you feel so much better about being waaaay cooler than me, I invite you to just breathe. To enjoy some time for yourself. Sometimes mess-ups can turn into the most delicious of things. And sometimes even the happiest. And and, if you still feel like you just can’t resist being hard on yourself and you need a reminder to go easier, read this.

In the mean time, let me tell you all about this refreshing treat. My 4 Ingredient Homemade Strawberry Sorbet is:

  • made of just 4 ingredients (in case you missed the memo) 😉
  • exceptionally easy to make
  • vegan, dairy free, gluten free and paleo
  • awesome for making you feel better about your “mistakes”
  • refreshing, creamy and packed with strawberry flavor
  • plant-based and allergy-friendly
  • made without an ice cream machine. Aw, yeah!

Whip up a nice, cool batch of this 4 ingredient homemade strawberry sorbet. And I do mean that literally… eh, you need to whip this once an hour. Just sayin’. 😉 Then, call up some friends, and plan that movie + snacks night that you’ve been putting off. You bring the strawberry sorbet, and they’ll bring the movies and nachos. Heck, plan that spa weekend you’ve been meaning to treat yourself to. If not now, when? 🙂 You deserve it.

Sending you all my love and refreshing fruity strawberries. xo

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4 Ingredient Homemade Strawberry Sorbet (Vegan, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

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4 Ingredient Homemade Strawberry Sorbet (V+GF): an easy recipe for deliciously creamy and refreshing strawberry sorbet. Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Gluten-free.


  • 2 medium bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 1 can lite coconut milk (13.513.7 oz.)
  • 1 ½ cups frozen strawberries
  • 23 tablespoons pure maple syrup


  1. Add bananas and coconut milk to a blender. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed.
  2. Add strawberries and maple syrup. Blend until smooth, again scraping down the sides of the blender as needed.
  3. Pour into an airtight, freezer-friendly container and place in the freezer. Freeze for 4-6 hours, stirring once every hour for the first four hours. When stirring, make sure to scrape down the sides of the container. Stir for about a minute each time.
  4. Enjoy immediately! If keeping overnight, or enjoying later in the week, allow to thaw for 15-25 minutes before scooping.


– Keep for up to 1 week.
– Adapted from my Strawberry Coconut Milkshake.
– More strawberry recipes: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream Bars, Strawberry Coconut Popsicles, Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie. All Vegan, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free.

  • Category: Frozen Dessert, Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Gluten-Free

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  1. Just wondering if you know what i could exchange the coconut for that is still healthy? We have a couple of people in our family allergic to coconut. Can’t wait to try it!

  2. So I’m finally making this today, Demeter, lol. But it’s going to be a little different because everyone is eating my ingredients! So the bananas are in the freezer, I have to use frozen blueberries instead of strawberries because everyone ate the fresh strawberries and they drank my coconut milk so I’m using almond! Should be interesting – I’ll let you know what happens!

    1. YAY!!! I’m so excited! But not about everyone eating all of your ingredients. Goodness gracious! Lol. Sounds like you have a house-full of people that may or may not belong to my family. Haha. Also, shoot… I don’t know how it’s gonna work out with you replacing the light coconut milk for almond milk. The lite coconut milk has a nice, thick layer of creamy and delicious coconut fat that makes this sorbet so yummy. Not totally sure how almond milk will replace that. Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

  3. I love when you “mess up” and come up with such deliciousness. This sorbet was definitely meant to be! Because bananas, strawberries and coconut are meant to be together <3
    As usual, I love that this treat is healthy, creamy and so easy to make. Plus only 4 ingredients, so good! Pinned of course 😉

    1. It’s so satisfying when you do. Kinda like a freebie from the universe. 😉 Right? That combo of ingredients is just a match made in heaven. <3 Thanks for pinning and stopping by, my friend! 🙂

  4. Sometimes our “mess ups” turn out to be the most delicious and perfect treats. Like this pretty pink sorbet 🙂 also, if you see a job listing for an ice cream/sorbet tester – hook a girl up! That’s a dream job for you!!

    1. Exactly! Funny how that is. 😉 I will SO hook a girl up–maybe even with some BIG buckets of ice cream! 😉

  5. Note from Demeter: (in strong deep voice –>) Don’t mess with the laws of food science! You’ll end up with delicious strawberry sorbet in your hands 😀 haha That doesn’t sound so bad. I could live with that! 😀 Glad you had fun and you kicking with your frozen treats this summer you know 😉 Love it! Have a great weekend friend!

    1. Lolol. Who knew my voice could get THAT deep? Hahaha. You know, I may or may not have a variety of voices up my sleeve. 😉 Thank you, Natalie! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

  6. We were in a strawberry mood together, this week! I’ve made granita but never sorbet and this looks delicious! I love the close-up of the scoop! Your pictures and stories just make me happy! But you knew that!! Have a great weekend, my friend! xo

    1. Here’s to ALL the strawberry recipes in the world! Do you think we can make them all before the end of this century? 😉 Granita, and especially your gorgeous ice cream, sound delicious! Thank you, my friend. It truly means a lot to me. <3 Have a great weekend to, my dear! xo

  7. I hate/I love when things don’t turn out like I expect. So many times I’ve been disappointed when things didn’t go like I thought they would, but usually I’m pleased with the result anyway. This sorbet looks so yummy and delicious!

    1. I definitely remember you having some true winners that were the result of unexpected kitchen experiments. Isn’t that the best? When it works out, it makes everything worth it. 🙂 Thank you, Megan! <3

  8. Haha – Demeter, I am a visual person and I’m sitting on the floor trying to pick myself up off it after I fell out of my chair having pictured you kicking yourself multiple times, then turning in a circle to try to kick yourself better! 🙂
    I love how “snafus” can turn into “brilliance!” though your “snafu” that lead to this “brilliance” sounds just as “deliciously fruity refreshing!” And, here I was thinking I had no competition trying to vie for a job as a blog taste tester – and then I find out you are Erik are running for my job?!?! GAH!!! Alls I’ll say is even the taste tester’s (whose supposed snafu- recipes are sheer brilliance) need taste testers too – and that’s where you find moi! 🙂
    Have a lovely weekend friend – I hate that I will be missing your “deliciously fruity refreshing” posts next week – but will catch ya soon! XO

    1. Lolol. It was quite the sight, let me tell you! I may or may not be known for doing *some* zany things. But if we can’t have a bit of fun in life, then what’s the point, right? 😉 Blog taste tester: LOLOLOL. Oh, Shashi, you always crack me up! Maybe we can just test for each other? 😉 Aw, your presence will certainly be missed. But go have LOADS of fun with your daughter–I’ll be right here when you get back. 😉 Sending you lots of love. xoxo

  9. I love when recipes mess up but then they aren’t really messed up because it tastes delicious! Wooohoooo! So funny you did a sorbet recipe because I tried some locally made lemon sorbet over the weekend and was thinking about making my own at home. Once again, perfect timing my friend and I thank you for the recipe 😉 p.s. you are right too about Natalie’s recipe for the strawberry cupcake milkshake. Absolutely gorgeous and yummy looking!

    1. It’s just the best! 🙂 Like a nice little surprise from the universe. 😉 Oh YEAH for perfect timing! Can’t wait to hear what you think if you do. 🙂 Natalie’s recipes are ALL amazing and SO creative! The food she creates with fruits… #FoodBloggerGoals. 🙂 Thank you Karrie! 🙂

  10. Do you live on a strawberry farm? Because you are all strawberry all the time and I totally dig it! So I’m assuming you live on a strawberry farm or the strawberry section at your local store is starting to get low… I mean how could they keep up with you and your strawberry needs? 😉

    Isn’t it the best when a hot mess of a recipe (or just a not so fab recipe) turns into a huge success? THE BEST I tell ya! This sorbet looks super stellar, Demeter! Creamy and dreamy FO SHO!

    Oh and I love that you do circle spins… my dog does those all the time, especially when there are treats to be had. Anyways, YAY sassy strawberry sorbet! Pinned! Cheers, sweets! xoxo

    1. Lololol. Don’t I WISH I did! I would probably turn into an actual strawberry. But then you’d be able to live on my farm with me, mixing up strawberry cocktails and strawberry milkshakes. Oooh. Yeah, let’s do it! Wait, where were we? 😉 Mess to fab: YES. So many times YES. It’s like the universe just says, “hey, you, I know you mess up a lot… but how’s about I give ya one for free? Just this time?” Haha. It’s the best! 🙂 Me and your dog… Is that why we’re besties?? Lol. Thank you my dear! Cheers and hugs to ya. xoxo

    1. This shade just came out of the blue! Well, out of the pink. Or something. Haha. Thank you Miranda! 🙂

  11. I’m about 30 seconds into that minute I was supposed to wait after you said “And I made strawberry sorbet.” So I just have to say real fast that accidental recipes are the best, and so is this strawberry kick, I will be sad to see it end. Perhaps you should just rename your blog to Beaming Strawberry and keep it going? No? Okay. Back to reading…

    I am loving the “refreshing fruity” phrase and “sassy stir” has a nice ring to it too 🙂 That scoop shot is everything! You are a pro! And that’s an incredibly marketable skill I’m sure, you’ll be booked in no time. AWWWWWWWWWW <3 You are the absolute sweetest!!! I just got to your little shoutout about my milkshake if you couldn't guess already. THANK YOU!!!

    I am so craving confused no. I had plans for popsicles, but now sorbet is calling my name…I guess I will just go check which kind of coconut milk I have on hand and let that make the decision for me. But expect pics of something strawberry from your clever dessert-creating brain soon! xx

    1. Accidental recipes are kinda like winning a little good karma lottery or something, right? 😉 Like it’s a positive push in the right direction to keep ya going right when you’re about to give up. lol. Me too! But you know, Beaming Strawberry just doesn’t have the same ring as Beaming Baker. I just don’t know why… (says the extreme alliteration addict haha). 😉 Scoop: I’m gonna be waiting right by my phone, just in case someone decides to give me a super special scooping job. 😉 YOU’RE WELCOME! Natalie, it was my absolute pleasure. <3 I could write a whole blog about how awesome you are... but then it'd be Beaming Feasting on Fruit and then there'd be major confusion issues... Just sayin'. 😉 I can't wait to see what you end up picking!! Imagine I'm holding my breath (but still eating hourly) while awaiting... 😉 xo

  12. Another grey, cool, and kinda rainy day today here, but looking at your beautifully pink Strawberry Sorbet made me smile and forget the weather for a while. Wish I could have a scoop right now ?. Thanks for reminding me to sit and enjoy the moment. It is my biggest struggle not to be always on the go and thinking too much ?. Have a great weekend, Friend!

    1. There’s that reliably cool Canadian weather for ya! Aw… that’s wonderful, Nicoletta. 🙂 Less thinking/stressing and more fun! Sending good, relaxing vibes to you, my dear. Have a great weekend too! xo

    1. Thanks Marsha! 🙂 I had a feeling you’d like the color. 😉 Have a great weekend, my friend!

  13. You are on a roll with the frozen strawberry treats! This sorbet looks absolutely gorgeous, Demeter! I can’t believe I’m just a few ingredients away from sorbet heaven. And it looks so pretty, too! I am definitely not the best ice cream scooper, but I think I could perfect my skills for this. Is it bad that I want to dive into this bowl for breakfast? But since it’s healthier, I think that’s ok! 🙂 Pinning! Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Gayle! Too bad I didn’t make a strawberry roll. 😉 I can hardly believe that you wouldn’t be the most awesome ice cream scooper. I’ve seen your skills, G! It is not bad at all. These ingredients make for a guilt-free and most delicious breakfast. 🙂 Thanks my friend! 🙂

  14. Clearly this sorbet was Meant To Be…you are rocking the strawberries, girl! Which works out extremely well for ME, since we have so many gorgeous local strawberries at the farm near us, and I can make all your strawberry wonderfulness! xoxo

    1. Oh yeah! It’s all strawberries all day, every day. Yay! 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what you think of it all. Have a great weekend, friend! xo

  15. Hahaha! Sassy stirs are the best 😉 I bet that’s why that sorbet has such a kick butt colour, am I right?! Love it when one thing turns into another, when a kinda bummer turns into a yummy winner! It’s like ‘Score, I’ve redeemed myself’ or at least you didn’t have to toss perfectly good food down the drain 😀 I completely know what you are saying, though, so nice to just live in the moment and have fun. But, as we get older, that’s so hard to do, especially for a little worry wart like myself. My mind is constantly going, thinking, thinking. Focusing on stuff that needs to be done and not always in the moment. But when I do relax, watch out, I’m going have fun so hard! High five, right?! I love your sorbet and that is has 4 ingredients. How easy peasy and how delicious. Pinned, of course. Thanks for a lovely little reminder to sit back and enjoy the sorbet, my friend. xoxo

    1. Right? Lol. The color is the prettiest pink! I hope I was able to show that through the pics. 😉 Redeeming: exactly! That’s exactly how it was! Poor D. It really sucks to be a worry wort. My mom’s like that and I’ve been trying to coax her out of that habit. I hope you can forget some of your troubles more often. 🙂 You’re too sweet and deserve to live a worry-free life. <3 I'm gonna high-five your worries away! Thank you pinning and for the kind words. Big hugs to you, my friend. xo