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Lemon Sorbet


Simple, refreshing lemon sorbet is the perfect way to end a good meal.

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  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon zest, freshly grated


Servings 8
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 190mins
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Step 1

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water and sugar, and boil until the sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest, then pour into the bowl of an ice cream maker. Churn according to manufacturer instructions. When the sorbet has frozen into ice crystals (it will still seem quite soft), transfer to a storage container, cover tightly and freeze until ready to serve. The sorbet will solidify in the freezer.

Sorbet Without an Ice Cream Maker: If you do not have an ice cream maker, you can transfer mixture to a 9x13-inch metal baking pan. Freeze until firm (about 2 to 3 hours), stirring with a fork every half hour.


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