Celery Sorbet


Though it's a totally unremarkable vegetable, celery produces shockingly delicious frozen treats. Whether you're going for a sweet or savory experience, just try this recipe and you'll see I'm not crazy! The first time I ever had something like this, it was piled over crispy rye breadcrumbs and used to garnish salmon gravlax. The combination of tastes, textures, and temperatures truly was incredible. This would also great with buffalo wings and blue cheese sauce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup cold water

  • 1 pound trimmed celery

  • teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat until just starting to simmer. Remove from heat. Cool simple syrup down to room temperature while preparing the other ingredients.

  2. Slice celery into small pieces; transfer to a blender. Add salt, lime juice, and the cooled simple syrup. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a strainer set over the saucepan you used for the syrup. Press mixture through the strainer using a spoon until all the juice has been extracted. Cover and chill juice until thoroughly chilled, at least 1 hour.

  3. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions, about 20 minutes. Cover sorbet with plastic wrap, place a plate over the bowl, and freeze until set, about 4 hours.


Chef's Notes:

You can substitute lemon juice for the lime if preferred.

If you don't have an ice cream maker, you can simply use the method highlighted in the strawberry granita video, which will produce something closer in texture to a snow cone, but will be amazing nonetheless.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
0g Fat
37g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 209mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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