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Homemade Strawberry Sherbet (Weight Watchers)

Homemade Strawberry Sherbet (Weight Watchers) Recipe. This creamy dessert is perfect for your fresh summer strawberries.

It’s healthier than ice cream, but just as satisfying. It’s also family friendly, so you can share it, or keep it for yourself!

This homemade recipe is easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. To make this treat, you will need water, granulated sugar, light corn syrup, salt, strawberries, lime juice, and heavy cream.

What is Sherbet

Sherbet is a type of frozen dessert that is made from milk or cream and flavored with fruit juice or syrup. The mixture is churned in an ice cream maker to create a smooth, creamy texture.

Sherbet is typically lighter and less sweet than ice cream, making it a refreshing treat on a hot summer day.

2 scoops of Homemade Strawberry Sherbet on a white plate with fresh strawberries.

Why You’ll Love This Homemade Strawberry Sherbet (Weight Watchers) Recipe

Bursting with Delicious Flavor

This sherbet is packed with the sweet and tangy taste of fresh strawberries, perfectly balanced with a hint of lime. The addition of heavy cream gives it a rich, creamy texture that makes each bite irresistible.

Health Benefits

Made with natural ingredients and fresh strawberries, this sherbet is a healthier dessert option. It’s lower in calories and sugar compared to traditional ice cream, making it a great choice for those following the Weight Watchers plan.

Easy to Prepare

With simple steps and minimal ingredients, this recipe is straightforward and easy to follow. Whether you’re an experienced cook or a beginner, you’ll find this sherbet recipe easy to make.


Kids and adults alike will love this refreshing treat. The vibrant color and sweet flavor make it a hit with the whole family, and it’s a great way to enjoy a homemade dessert together.


You can easily customize this sherbet to suit your taste. Try adding other fruits like raspberries or blueberries for a mixed berry version, or experiment with different citrus juices for a unique twist.

Perfect for Gatherings

This sherbet is an excellent choice for summer parties and gatherings. It’s light, refreshing, and sure to impress your guests. Plus, it can be made ahead of time, so you’re free to enjoy the festivities.

Tips and Tricks

Choosing Strawberries

Select ripe, sweet strawberries for the best flavor. Fresh, in-season strawberries will give your dessert a vibrant taste and natural sweetness.

Cooling the Syrup

When cooling the sugar mixture, ensure it’s completely cooled before adding it to the blender. This prevents the strawberries from cooking slightly and helps maintain a fresh, fruity flavor.

Blending Smoothly

For an extra smooth texture, blend the strawberry mixture on high until there are no lumps. You can also strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove any seeds if you prefer a smoother finish.

Adding Heavy Cream

Stir the heavy cream in gently after blending. This adds a rich, creamy texture to your strawberry dessert and balances the tartness of the strawberries and lime juice.

Freezing Tips

For the best results, follow your ice cream machine’s instructions carefully. If you don’t have an ice cream machine, pour the mixture into a shallow dish, place it in the freezer, and stir every 30 minutes until it reaches your desired consistency.


Store the frozen mixture in an airtight container to prevent ice crystals from forming. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface before sealing the container to maintain the creamy texture.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your strawberry dessert with a sprig of mint or a drizzle of chocolate sauce for an extra touch of elegance. It pairs wonderfully with fresh berries or a dollop of whipped cream.

Weight Watchers Points

4 Points (2022/2024 Plan)

MyWW Points: 4 Blue Plan and 3 Green Plan
4 WW Freestyle Points and 3 Smart Points

3 scoops of Homemade Strawberry Sherbet on a rectangular, white plate with fresh, sliced strawberreis.

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Don’t have an Ice Cream Machine? This is the one we use, and recommend:

This Ice Cream maker is super easy to use! You can make your own ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, sherbet, or Gelato in just 25 minutes.

The flavor options are endless, so you can get creative and experiment to find your favorites!

Have homemade ice cream any time!


If you are making homemade ice cream, these Ice Cream Storage Containers are perfect! They are long to make scooping easier, and they take up less space in your freezer. They’re also double insulated to keep your ice cream frozen.

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2 scoops of Homemade Strawberry Sherbet on a white plate with fresh strawberries.

Homemade Strawberry Sherbet (Weight Watchers)

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Homemade Strawberry Sherbet (Weight Watchers) Recipe. This creamy dessert is perfect for your fresh spring strawberries. It's healthier than ice cream, but just as satisfying.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Cooling and Freeze 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 42 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10



  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, add ice. Set aside for later.
  • Place a small sized saucepan over high heat.
  • In the saucepan, add water, sugar, corn syrup, and salt.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring often
  • Cook and stir until the sugar has fully dissolved., approximately 1 minute.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat, and place the pan in the prepared bowl of ice. Let sit approximately 20 minutes, or until the mixture has cooled fully.
  • In a blender, add strawberries, lime juice, and cooled mixture. Blend until smooth.
  • Add heavy cream and stir to mix.
  • Pour mixture into ice cream machine, and freeze following the instructions for the machine.
  • Transfer to an ice cream container, or a freezer safe container.
  • Place container in the freezer for approximately 2 to 3 hours, or until fully set.


Serving size:  ½ cup
4 Points (2022/2024 Plan)
MyWW Points: 4 Blue Plan and 3 Green Plan
4 WW Freestyle Points and 3 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.


Serving: 0.5CupCalories: 44kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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