29 Sep 2012

Lemon Sorbet

I have finally bought an ice cream maker you guys!

Seriously, hands down, the best thing I have bought in the last, oh I don't know. Long time. The best part about it though? I didn't actually pay for it. I bought it with my airmiles. Because, sadly, I'm not going to be traveling anywhere anytime soon, so I may as well get some ice cream out of these points.

But why. Why, do you ask,did I buy this at the end of summer?

Well, you clearly have never tried the good old ice cream and tea combination. Now this is fantastic for many reasons. One: it's great for any time of the year. The cold and the hot balance each other out. Two: if you drink black tea (like I do) it gives you a sweet treat to enjoy. And three: well, ice cream is just magical anyways, so I needed one anyways.

But I didn't make ice cream with it. I wanted to try something easy to start out with. Hence, the 4 ingredient (well, pretty much 3 ingredient) sorbet. It's cool, it's refreshing, and it's the best thing I could think of having right now.

Lemon Sorbet
printable recipe

What you'll need:

-2 1/2 cups water
-1 1/4 cups sugar
-zest of 2 lemons
-1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice


    1.   In a medium saucepan, mix 1/2 cup water with the sugar and the lemon zest. Heat on medium heat, and mix frequently until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add the remaining 2 cups of water. Refrigerate until completely cold.
    2.   Stir the lemon juice and freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instruction. Place sorbet in an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.

From The Perfect Scoop-David Lebovitz

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  1. I love my ice cream maker, and thankfully in AZ it is definitely a year round appliance! This looks delicious, our citrus season is starting very soon!

  2. I LOVE lemon sorbet!! I wish I had an ice cream maker, but that would be way to dangerous for me... haha! xoxo kristi @ mysanfranciscokitchen.com

  3. Yes, yes, I totally agree. Ice cream is magical. I`m so happy you have one now! :D

    This look AWESOME. I love lemon!

  4. Oh wow this looks sooooo good :D

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  5. Congrats , Cathleen ! I'm sure you're going to enjoy making icy treats ! :D Love that sorbet ! I've yet to try making this :P :D

  6. This looks refreshing! I would love to have a ice cream maker too, if not for the lack of kitchen space.

  7. Lemon Sorbet is the best! And yes, although the summer is ice cream season, you want to serve a palate refresher midway through a nice meal, yes? And isn't a sorbet perfect for that? So your ice cream maker is great for cold weather, too!

  8. yes... aren't ice cream makers wonderful! :)
    that is definitely great use of airline miles! love this simple sorbet... an absolute classic!

  9. I am sure my husband would love this, he is really hooked up on sorbet these days :))) unfortunately I still haven't got ice cream maker.. :(

  10. Lol I love how you used airmiles for it! Lemon sorbet is such a classic, yours looks great. I've had my ice cream maker for a while now and I wouldn't be without it.

  11. I have an ice cream maker and it is a doll! This sorbet looks so delectable! Simple and tasty!

  12. Wow! Had no idea making a sorbet is so simple...bookmarked!

  13. Woohoo! That's exciting. This lemon sorbet sounds deeelicious!

  14. I love my ice cream maker. It's one of my favorite kitchen appliances. This lemon sorbet looks beautiful and delicious.

  15. this is totally refreshing, wake-me-up and cool!! so envious that you dont even need to pay for that ic maker!

  16. I love my ice cream maker to bits. The canister is sitting in the freezer all ready to make this recipe. ;) Spring is here where I am, I'm going to put the ice cream maker to good use!

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