When the heat goes up my ice cream maker comes out. I hardly ever make ice cream though. I love the taste of fresh fruit so sorbet is my frozen dessert of choice. This Lemon Sorbet has become a family favorite. This sorbet will definitely make you pucker up.
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbs lemon zest finely chopped
Sprig of mint for each serving
Combine sugar & water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once it starts to boil, reduce to low and simmer until sugar dissolves. Cool completely. I usually put it in the freezer to cool quicker. When completely cool add lemon juice & zest. If you have an electric ice cream maker, turn the machine on, pour lemon mixture into the freezer bowl and mix until thickened. If not, pour into a freezer-safe bowl and freeze until thickened.
To serve put in bowl and garnish with mint sprig and/or lemon slices. Or you could add fresh berries, I love raspberries or blueberries. You can turn this into an adult float by adding the sorbet to a glass of prosecco. This recipe is based on one that came with my Cuisinart Ice Cream maker.