Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fresh Lemon Lime Sorbet

Sorbet is one of my favorite desserts especially this time of year when all I want is to feel cool. I recently acquired and ice cream maker and have been busy experimenting with ice creams, frozen yogurts and sorbets but so far this is my favorite.

3 cups granulated sugar
3 cups water
2/14 cups of freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice ( I recommend getting a juicer it took me forever to squeeze all those lemons and limes by hand)
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon and lime zest

First I made a simple syrup.Combine the sugar and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over a medium high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the sugar dissolves (3-5 minutes). Cool completely (you cant have anything hot going into the ice cream maker).

When cool and the lemon/lime juice and lemon/lime zest and stir. Pour the mixture into the freezer bowl and turn on the ice cream maker and let mix for about 30 minutes. To get a firmer consistency I then transfered the sorbet into an air tight container and placed in the freezer for a couple hours or until I want to eat it : )

To serve I topped with some frozen berries


  1. Looks yummy! I have an ice cream maker too. I used it only once (well, my bf did), and the vanilla ice cream came out like water ice. But we are eager to try again; maybe we'll give your sorbet a try!

  2. Mmmm, yummy - I adore sorbet!! When I lived in Italy I was a frequent visitor to the Gelateria on the seafront for a double scoop of lemon sorbet and melon sorbet (limone e melone) my personal favourite and sooo refereshing on those hot Tuscan afternoons on the beach!

  3. wow Jo melon gelato sounds yum that might have to be my new flavor!

    yes the ice cream maker was a little tricky at first but once you get the hang of it its totally worth it!

  4. I love my ice cream maker. Have been making raspberry sorbet with the berries from my garden.

  5. mmm i love raspberry its another one of my favorites!