Strawberry “Buttermilk” Sherbet

Strawberry buttermilk sherbet
This sherbet is refreshing for a hot summer day. (Photo: Sabra Krock)

September 26, 2017

This recipe is from The New Milks ($17; Atria Books) by Dina Cheney.

Strawberry “Buttermilk” Sherbet

  • Serves: 3
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  • 1 cup plain unsweetened coconut milk beverage (not canned)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 cups hulled strawberries (about 22 ounces)
  • ¾ cup agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. In a small bowl, stir together coconut milk and vinegar, and let sit for 10 minutes. Pour into the food processor, and add the remaining ingredients. Puree until very smooth, about 1 minute. Chill, covered, until very cold, at least 2 hours.
  2. Freeze in an ice cream maker, following the manufacturer’s instructions (the churning process should take about 20 minutes). Scoop into a container, and freeze until the sherbet solidifies further, at least 3 hours.