Old Post 7: Lemon Sorbet

Very cool, very fresh tasting, lovely sharp lemon flavour.

1/3 cup lemon zest
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1.5 cups sugar
1.5 cups water

In a sauce pan, mix water, sugar and lemon zest. Bring to a gentle boil for two minutes. The water and sugar should turn to syrup (simple syrup) and take on a nice yellow colour from the lemon zest, as well as a nice sweet lemon flavour.

Remove from heat and strain into a small metal bowl and chill in an ice-water bath, or refrigerate. Add the lemon juice and stir in.

Freeze either in an ice cream maker, or in a small container in the freezer. If using a freezer/container combination, let freeze mostly solid, then stir to a slush with a fork and refreeze.

The flavour is slightly sharp and sour, but still fairly sweet. I added another tablespoon of lemon juice right at the end of the 30 minutes in the ice cream maker, which made it much sharper, rather like a frozen lemonade. Very very good.


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