Sunday, May 2, 2010

Fresh Lemon Sorbet

This lemon sorbet is insanely good. More importantly, it is easy to make in your ice cream or frozen yogurt maker.


Fresh Lemon Sorbet

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1-1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped lemon zest

Directions:
Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  reduce heat to low and simmer without stirring until the sugar dissolves, about 3-5 minutes.  Cool completely.  This is called a simple syrup, and may be made ahead in larger quantities to have on hand for making fresh lemon sorbet. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

When cool, add the lemon juice and zest; stir to combine.  Turn the machine ON, pour the lemon mixture into freezer bowl through the ingredient spout and mix until thickened, about 25-30 minutes.

Enjoy!
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68 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

It does look very good and easy to make.

Ana Powell said...

It sounds really delicious.
Great photo x

Chef E said...

I am drooling, and I am here also to inform you, so far we are not bringing you any fresh fish...just nothin' bitten but turtles...OH hey there you go, we can make blog history together!

Joanne said...

I love lemony frozen desserts. This is a good use for my new ice cream maker...

Sandi said...

that looks lovely Velva.....real refreshing! I love lemon

Julie said...

I love lemon sorbet. It has to be my favorite. I made a buttermilk lemon sorbet a while back. Kind of cross between sorbet and ice cream.

doggybloggy said...

I have been wanting to make sorbets lately - I have a melon that is longing for attention - this might just light the fire.

TKW said...

I'm a sucker for all things lemon! I can't wait until it heats up around here so I can make this.

From the Kitchen said...

I can't think of a way that I don't like lemons. I can envision sitting on my front porch enjoying your sorbet. It's going into my blog "cookbook". Now, if only I had a lemon tree!

Best,
Bonnie

tasteofbeirut said...

That sorbet makes me think of summer days at the pool; can't wait!

Anncoo said...

I just made orange sorbet last week and I want to bookmark this. Nice click and yummy!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Thanks for the great idea! I've always wanted to make sorbet. We are getting a touch of summer weather and this would be just perfect for dessert.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

And, I just came home with a pile of lemons!!! I can't wait to try this!

A Year on the Grill said...

my palate is cleansed

Foodycat said...

Gorgeous! And you could drop a scoop into your mint martini as a grown up dessert!

pierre said...

yeas and when you have meals with different dish this kind of sorbet is a good break !! Pierre de Paris

Faith said...

This looks so refreshing and delicious! Perfect for the warm weather we've been having!

Debbi Smith said...

Excellent! Now I just have to get an ice cream maker. Boy, would my kids love that! Thanks!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I have an ice cream maker and would love to try this! I love all lemon desserts.

Dishesdone said...

I love lemon anything and your sorbet looks delicious and perfect for the warm weather. I'd even have it during the snowy season :)

Plain Jane said...

Finally an excuse to purchase more kitchen gadgets.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Perfect especially on another scortching Miami day. Would come in handily. Cheers!

Stella said...

Yum Velva! This is exactly what we need right now. The subtropical hollow is getting hot, so I'm copying this...

Mary said...

Velva, your photo is just gorgeous. I'm sure your sorbet is as tasty as it is beautiful. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Big Dude said...

It sure does look refreshing

Julie said...

I love easy! This will be great this long Phoenix summer!

Raina said...

Reminds me of the lemon slush we used to get after school as kids. I just need an ice cream maker..been thinking about getting one.

Katie @ Cozydelicious said...

I love lemon sorbet! And it's warm enough to that I want just this sort of refreshing dessert. Yum!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Easy and Elegant dish!

teresa said...

mmm, i love this! it looks so sweet and refreshing!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Sorbets are so easy. Thanks for reminding us! I should do this more often. Still haven't made that Mint Martini. It has been too rainy and cold.

Susan Fields said...

That looks delicious - perfect (almost) summer recipe! :)

My Little Space said...

Oh boy, my favourite ice-cream flavour! Just the perfect timing. It's so hot over here!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow looks divine I need an ice cream maker

Kim said...

I'll have two scoops, please:D Looks so refreshing Velva.

Barbara said...

That look marvelous, Velva. I don't think there is anything fresher than a lemon sorbet! The perfect light ending to a summer meal.

Bob said...

Looks fantastic, makes me wish I had an ice cream maker. Heh.

suzicate said...

refreshing and delish! Thanks for sharing.

LaDivaCucina said...

Of course La Diva would put this in a martini glass with some vodka for dessert! yummy and refreshing, thanks!

Gulmohar said...

I love citrus sorbets...never tried making them at home..got to try your recipe some times :-)

buffalodick said...

Nice touch..would taste wonderful with seafood..

theycallmejane said...

I've asked for an ice cream maker for Mother's Day and this sounds perfect! Fingers crossed!

Cathy said...

I had an ice cream freezer in my hands at Sur La Table this weekend and didn't buy it. I've wanted want for so long and you've reminded me why I need it. Now I have to drive all the way back.

Marguerite said...

What a luscious treat on a hot summer day! Printing this one out, now! Thanks!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How refreshing! It's hot here in Florida and I am buying lots of limes and lemons! Love the recipe in the post below, too! Happy Spring! ♥

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Yum. And so simple. Love it!!

5 Star Foodie said...

This sounds perfectly refreshing at the end of a hot spring day!

Mags said...

Such an easy recipe and so fresh sounding. Can't wait to try this when it's scorching hot outside.

Bridgett said...

I can almost taste the tartness by looking at it. Yummy! Perfect for a warm evening.

Kathleen said...

Velva, this sounds deliciously refreshing!

Laura in Paris said...

when i see a good recipe of sherbert, such as yours, i regert having given away my SEB sherbert maker....

figtree said...

I will be enjoying this recipe all summer lonnnnng with much thanks to you Velva!YUM

Lindsey Frances said...

Now I just need to get an ice cream maker.

Hungry Dog said...

Great recipe, great photo.This is going on my list to make!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Beautiful, elegant and refreshing. Great job!
*kisses* HH

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

We decided we are going to make this recipe this weekend when we have friends over for dinner.

Sook said...

I want this for dessert tonight!! Yum!

LBTurner*1959 said...

Amazing presentation, Velva! Now I have to have sorbet which means I will have to BUY A NEW KITCHEN TOY because I don't have an ice cream or yogurt maker. Darn...lol...woo hoo \o/ \o/ \o/

Danielle said...

I just love the fresh flavor of sorbet

Chef Fresco said...

I've never had homemade sorbet! Looks delicious & relatively easy. Thanks!

MaryMoh said...

Oooh...I really like this. I just bought the other day. It was served in the lemon skin itself. I should try out now. Thanks for sharing.

Pierce said...

Velva – the sorbet is perfect for summer…love it!

pegasuslegend said...

thanks for leading me here by visiting my blog I love this sorbet and cant wait to try it I know how refreshing it is just made some pineapple so will try this recipes sounds terrific

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Wow, only four ingredients? How fabulous! :D

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Adore this lemony-refreshing sorbet and important: it's easy to do it, big point :)

Thanks for stopping by at my blog and cheers,

Gera

Robin Sue said...

I am bookmarking this for sure with the warm weather around the corner, this is perfect. Thanks!

Ingrid said...

We love lemony desserts. I bet this is super refreshing! It's been hot and humid here!
~ingrid

The Japanese Redneck said...

This is one that I'll have to try!

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