Yummy Lemon Sorbet

I t's September and that means it's starting to cool down a bit in some parts of the country.  However, in my neck of the woods it's still pretty toasty.

With toasty temps in mind, I think I can fairly say there's nothing quite as refreshing as Lemon Sorbet.

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I've always wanted to make sorbet but only recently decided to give it a try.  I found a tasty recipe online which was so easy I wondered why I hadn't tried making sorbet any sooner.

Better late than never, right?  

Don't you just love the look of fresh lemons piled high in a kitchen basket?  I do.

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You'll need about 6-7 fresh lemons to get the full cup of juice needed for this sorbet.

Check out the PDF download below for the full recipe.


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Stir together water, sugar and lemon juice with a whisk.

Pour ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and then allow to simmer for a few minutes before putting everything into a small bowl.

Refrigerate ingredients for at least one hour.

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Pour chilled ingredients into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.

It took about 35-minutes for my machine to fully develop the sorbet. 

NOTE: This recipe is easier if you have an ice cream maker.  However, if you don't have access to one, you can also freeze the ingredients for about 2-hours and then use a whisk to stir the mixture.  Return mixture to the freezer and then repeat this step every hour for 4-5 hours to incorporate the air and develop the sorbet.  It sounds laborious but the more the mixture is stirred, the lighter the sorbet.  

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Here's a look at my "machine-baked" sorbet. 

Doesn't this look yummy? 

Trust me,  this is really good.  This definitely has a bit of a bite but I think this recipe has just the right combination of sweet and tangy sour.

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Fair warning here!  Be prepared for the sorbet swipers in your family to pounce on this right away.

This batch of yumminess didn't last too long in my household and I've now been urged (OK, begged) to produce more sooner rather than later.

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This is a really simple recipe that looks fantastic served in a dainty dish or pretty cup. 

It's a treat that will please the palate of your guests (and your little swipers).

So, have you ever made sorbet at home?  If you have, what delicious flavor did you settle on?



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Coming up on Monday (9/10), I have an easy tutorial on how to create a backdrop that can be used to enhance the presentation of just about anything you photograph.

Hope you stop by again next week to see my step-by-step tutorial on MAKING PROP BOARDS.

See you then








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