Refreshing lemon sorbet

    2 hours 40 min

    Four simple ingredients result in a refreshing lemon sorbet. So simple to make, and perfect for a dinner party.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 720ml water
    • 300g sugar
    • 350ml lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:2hr freezing  ›  Ready in:2hr40min 

    1. In a saucepan, bring water and sugar to the boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Cool. Add the lemon juice and grated zest.
    2. Pour into the bowl of an ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Allow to ripen in ice cream freezer or firm up in the refrigerator freezer for 2-4 hours before serving. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving.

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    Delish! I've made this twice now and you don't need an ice cream maker. Just stick it in a container in the freezer. I think it is a little too sweet for my taste, the taste is exactly like regular lemonade you're used to. The first time I added a half cup of orange vodka, and alcohol doesn't freeze, so it turned out to be a slush. I just called it a frozen vodka lemonade and everyone loved it. The second time I used half lemon juice and half lime juice and no alcohol. This one was a good sorbet after four hours, but the next day it was hard and flaky. I only had a shot of Maker's Mark whiskey left, so I poured it on top, and the alcohol melted it perfectly into a frozen drink! I was doubtful, but the Maker's Mark was amazing with the flavors and my husband got drunk by accident! Everyone loved this.  -  23 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    So full of flavor and perfectly tart. Make no adjustments on the sugar. I used the zest and juice of one medium lemon plus bottled lemon juice. My husband loved it so much that he now claims it is an aphrodesiac!  -  12 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great! Simple, easy, and full of lemon flavor. Like the other reviewer, I think that the sugar amount is just right.  -  01 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)