Strawberry and Goat Cheese Sherbet: Smooth, Creamy, and Just Delicious

I am so incredibly stoked about this sherbet. It is so easy to make (read: no ice cream maker!). And ohmygoodnessgracious is it good.

This is such a revelation because I’ve been working on making tasty, easy ice cream for about a year now, and I’ve rarely made anything that I’ve been exceptionally proud of.

Oblique angle of two clear serving cups and a metal tray full of Strawberry and Goat Cheese Sherbet. A white porcelain cylinder shaped dish full of fresh berries is in the background.

I did make a dairy-free peanut butter ice cream that was almost there, but it was a bit too dense.

I tried infinite dairy-free recipes to make just some plain old vanilla ice cream that was on the healthier side and didn’t taste like coconut, and failed miserably many times. (Okay, maybe not so miserably – it all disappeared in a decent amount of time, but it was never anything to write home about.)

Top down view of a metal baking tray full of chopped fresh strawberries.

But then. Then, I
made a full fat, full dairy and full egg ahhmazing real vanilla ice cream just to prove that I could, and it knocked me off my feet. But there I was eating an entire batch of heaven-on-the-lips/lifetime-on-the-hips ice cream that I was sure was going to put me in a coma.

Top down view of fresh strawberry chunks in a food processor.

So, my ice cream making came to a halt for a while. It got cold during the winter months (but not really, because we live in central California and had the warmest, driest winter possibly ever) and ice cream just wasn’t on my mind.

Top view of a strawberry and goat cheese sherbet blended in a food processor.

However, this recent heatwave got my ice cream brain going just around the time that Martha herself suggested a recipe for peach sherbet, and I dove right in.

A metal tub full of frozen strawberry goat cheese sherbet on a white, isolated background.

I recently ran over to Costco in an extreme hurry to get dinner on the table by the time my husband got home from work, and left the warehouse with nothing more than a huge thing of strawberries, some blackberries, a giant 25-pound bag of flour, and an equivalent amount of goat cheese.

Okay, not quite 25-pounds worth, but it may as well be. Twenty-two ounces of goat cheese for just $6.49?? I couldn’t pass it up. Normally, 4 ounces of the stuff costs me that much – which is half the reason why I don’t make a habit of eating cheese.

A human hand reaching into a metal ice cream tub with an ice cream scoop containing strawberry goat cheese sherbet.

Soo, where did I put that goat cheese? Right into my ice cream. Logical.

An ice cream scoop resting on a metal tub full of strawberry goat cheese sherbet. On a white, isolated background.

Anyway, like I said, this is so easy. You freeze your berries, then add them to a food processor with sugar, almond milk, goat cheese, and a bit of lemon. You blend it all up until it is creamy smooth, and then you stuff it all in your face freeze it for a few hours to firm up.

It’s sweet from the berries, a bit tangy and really creamy from the cheese, and so refreshing you won’t even believe it.

And honestly, no joke, it really is that color. There was no Photoshopping done to make it that pink. That’s just how it is.

A close up of a clear glass serving dish filled with strawberry goat cheese sherbet.

This is definitely not the last time I’ll be making this sherbet this summer. I would be more than happy to see a never-ending supply of it in my freezer, actually.

I think I’ll spend my summer out on the porch, throwing the ball for the dog, and eating this. That would be sublime.

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Oblique angle of two clear serving cups and a metal tray full of Strawberry and Goat Cheese Sherbet. A white porcelain cylinder shaped dish full of fresh berries is in the background.

No-Churn Strawberry and Goat Cheese Sherbet

  • Author: Raquel Smith
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


An incredibly easy and delicious recipe for strawberry and goat cheese sherbet. It requires no ice cream maker and just a few minutes to make!


  • 1 1/2 pounds (about 6 cups) quartered strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk*
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch salt


  1. Space the strawberries out evenly on a baking sheet and freeze until solid, about 2 hours minimum.
  2. Transfer the berries to a food processor (start with half of them if you have a smaller processor, like I do) and add the remaining ingredients. Process until smooth, intermittently adding any berries that didn’t fit.
  3. Once smooth, transfer to a 8×4″ baking pan and spread the ice cream out. Eat at least 5 spoonfuls right now.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and let set in the freezer for about 2 hours. At this point it will scoop really nicely. If it freezes longer, set it out for about 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


I’m sure any form of dairy or soy milk would work, also.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Category: Dessert

Please let us know what you think of this recipe down in the comments below and ratings would be appreciated!

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Photos by Raquel Smith, © Ask the Experts, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. See our TOS for more details. Originally published on May 19th, 2014. Last updated: December 28, 2019 at 0:59 am.

*Nutritional information derived from a database of known generic and branded foods and ingredients and was not compiled by a registered dietitian or submitted for lab testing. It should be viewed as an approximation.

About Raquel Smith

Raquel is a whole foods enthusiast, an avid mountain biker, and a dog lover. She works by day at Food Blogger Pro and formerly maintained her food blog "My California Roots" (now merged into Foodal).

18 thoughts on “Strawberry and Goat Cheese Sherbet: Smooth, Creamy, and Just Delicious”

  1. Such beautiful pictures! I love that gorgeous pink color. I also love that you thought to combine strawberries and goat cheese. So unique and delicious! Plus the fact that you made it without an ice cream maker is just mind blowing.

    • Thank you, Sarah! Yeah, I’m really excited about the fact that it doesn’t need an ice cream maker. I have one, but it’s super noisy and a pain in the butt to use!

  2. Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing!! I love the combo so much! Goat cheese doesn’t stay around my house for too long because I eat it all so fast, usually with just a spoon. I can’t believe how easy this is either, I have got to make this soon 🙂 Also, I think I would want to stuff it all in my face too!

    • Thanks, Isadora! I’ve hidden the goat cheese in the fridge just so I don’t go at it with a spoon, otherwise it would be gone in a couple days!

  3. oh my goodness. This sounds like a dream come true! I’ve got about 3 lbs of strawberries right now and wasn’t sure what I was going to do. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Love the idea of berries and goat cheese. Unique and inspiring. Beautiful photos – I look forward to your up coming posts.

  5. Hi,

    This looks like a great recipe. I have just one question, what kind of goats cheese do you use? I live in Norway and we have several kinds including sweet brown goats cheese which I am sure is not what you use. Is it like a Chevre?

    • Hey Mark! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, chevre would be the appropriate cheese for you to use. Here in the US it’s just generally called “goat cheese,” but it does come in a soft or hard consistency. You’ll definitely want something on the softer side, as it’ll blend up and lend to the texture better.

  6. Just made this! But used frozen peaches I already had sliced in the freezer. It’s flippin YUM. I did add a tsp of vanilla extract to mask the coconut-y flavor just a bit. And it’s great. Awesome way to use the goat cheese leftover from a craft night party!


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