Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lemon Lemon Sorbet

Today I made lemon sorbet. It happens to be one of my favorite flavors. I love the bracing sourness from the flowery fruit and sweet creamy texture the sorbet gets from the sugar. This mixture can be made into granita if you don't have an ice cream machine. Just put the mixture together and place it in the freezer in a 9x13 glass dish and as the mixture begins to freeze chop it with a metal spatula or brake into
small chunks and whirl it around in a food processor and serve. Alternatively chop it fine when beginning to freeze and as it freezes chop it fine again and serve as a granita. It is also terrific with iced wodka, sorbet or granita.


5 lemons, zest and juice
3 cups water
2 cups sugar


In a 2 quart pot bring the sugar and water to a boil until the sugar is dissolved. Add the lemon zest. When mixture is cool add the juice. Place into an ice cream freezer to desired consistency, firm frozen about 15-20 minutes.

Or do the other methods I explain at the top for fun and easy variations.

Recipe, writing and photos by  Karen Pickus 2011
Courtesy Karen Pickus 2011

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Love lemon sorbet, love the cake and all the photos! So nice to connect in NYC! JS

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