Lemon Sorbet | Recipe

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sorbet reminds me of my childhood. My dad was a health nut, back when being organic wasn't cool. I was the kid with the apple instead of the Little Debbie Pie, and sorbet instead of chocolate ice cream. I'm still eating sorbet, just making my own, because he also taught me how to stretch that dollar.

Here's my recipe for Lemon Sorbet. Quite possibly the easiest and most tasty thing I've made to date.

Lemon Sorbet
I n g r e d i e n t s:
3 cups of water
1.5 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of lemon juice from concentrate (we used Nellie & Joe's Key West Lemon Juice - heaven nectar is another word for it)

D i r e c t i o n s
Bring the water and sugar to a boil. Stir continuously until the sugar is dissolved, do not over-boil. Set the mixture aside and allow it to completely cool to room temperature. Once cool, add the lemon juice and stir. Transfer the mixture to your electric ice cream maker and turn the machine on. It should take about half an hour for the mixture to begin to harden. Once the mixture is the consistency of a slush, turn the machine off & serve. You can transfer the rest to freezer-safe containers.

I think the next rendition of this will be half lemon juice, half lime juice, with a splash of Don Julio.

Image, lemon sorbet in a ramiken



  1. Beautiful and sounds yummy and refreshing on this hot day!

  2. thanks Brittany. i can't get over how good it is. still trying to figure out a healthier recipe because a cup and a half of sugar isn't so good for us. i think i'm going to experiment with different fruits - raspberries, strawberries - fruits with natural sugar so i don't have to use so much granulated sugar :)


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