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Lemon Sorbet

Lemon sorbet is a refreshing summertime favorite! This simple recipe may only have three ingredients but the flavors are bright and bold!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Churning time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: sorbet
Makes: 1 Quart
Author: Corey Grimsley


  • ice cream maker


  • 200 grams granulated sugar
  • zest from three lemons
  • 345 grams water
  • 345 grams lemon juice freshly squeezed from about 6-7 large lemons


  • Zest three large lemons with a microplane.  Juice the lemons.
  • In a saucepan, whisk the sugar and lemon zest together.  Pour in the water and heat on low until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Allow the simple syrup to cool slightly before adding the lemon juice.  Strain through a fine sieve and chill for several hours or overnight.
  • Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker or gelato maker and churn for 45 minutes, or until thick and frozen.
  • Transfer to a quart container and freeze for an hour or two before enjoying.
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