Homemade Lemon Sorbet Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 612

How to Make Lemon Sorbet

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Lemon sorbet is a cool, delicious treat, perfect for those hot days of summer. Whether you prefer it light and tart, or sweet and creamy, it's bound to be a hit with lemon-lovers everywhere.


Lemon Sorbet:

  • 1 cup (200g) of sugar
  • 1 cup (8oz) of water
  • 3/4 to 1 cup (6 to 8oz) of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons (15ml to 45ml) of finely grated lemon zest

Zesty Lemon Sorbet:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 lemons, zest and juice from

Creamy Lemon Sorbet:

  • 1 3/4 cups/ 350g granulated sugar
  • 2 cups/500ml water
  • 1 1/4 cups/300ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 lemon, zest from
  • 1/3 cup/90ml heavy/double cream
  • Candied/glazed lemon peel, for garnish
  • Mint leaf, for garnish


Lemon Sorbet

This recipe yields 2 cups. If you want to make more, simply double the quantities of each ingredient until you have the desired amount. For 4 cups, double once. For 8 cups, double twice, and so on.

  1. Mix 1 cup (200g) sugar and 1 cup (8oz) water in a small saucepan.
    • For a creamier version that's similar to lemon sherbet, you may substitute milk for any amount of the water. The more milk you add, the creamier the texture will be.
    • For an even richer, more decadent texture, you can substitute heavy cream for the water. This makes it more of a lemon ice cream and really tones down the tartness of the lemon.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it begins to boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 2 minutes, uncovered.
  4. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool.
  5. Add 3/4 to 1 cup (6 to 8oz) lemon juice.This is approximately 5 to 8 lemons depending on their size. Add 1 to 3 tbs. (15ml to 45ml) lemon zest and mix well.
  6. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  7. Transfer the prepared lemon sorbet from the ice cream freezer to an air-tight container.
  8. Store in the freezer until you are ready to serve.
    • When serving, you can top your sorbet with a mint leaf for a lovely green garnish. Or you can top with fresh raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries for a colorful twist. Even a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of lemon zest can make for an eye-catching garnish.
  9. Finished.

Zesty Lemon Sorbet

  1. Boil the water.Add the sugar. Stir frequently until it has completely dissolved.
  2. Zest the 3 lemons.
  3. Squeeze the juice from the 3 lemons.
  4. Put the lemon juice and water mixture in the fridge overnight.Put the ice cream maker in the freezer overnight.
  5. Put the lemon juice and water mixture into the ice cream maker the following day.Follow the instructions.
  6. Remove the sorbet.Serve.

Creamy Lemon Sorbet

  1. Add the sugar, water, lemon juice and lemon zest to a large bowl.Cover the bowl. Set aside for 2 hours, to strengthen the lemon flavor.
  2. Remove the cover.Mix the ingredients well until the sugar has dissolved completely. Strain through a fine mesh sieve.
  3. Add the cream to another bowl.Using an electric mixer, whip until thick.
  4. Add the whipped cream to the lemon mixture.Stir to combine.
  5. Transfer the lemon cream mixture to the ice cream maker.Follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  6. Serve.Place in sorbet bowls or dessert dishes. Garnish with the candied or glazed lemon peel and a mint leaf.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    How can I do this without an ice cream maker?
    Rajataditya R.K.
    Community Answer
    Freeze it, blend it in a food processor, then freeze it again. Make sure you cover the container at all times when freezing it.
  • Question
    Do the sugar, water, lemon zest,and lemon juice really turn into a cream two hours later?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes! It has a unique texture for people trying it the first time, but it is tasty.
  • Question
    If I don't have an ice cream maker, can I use a whisk instead?
    Top Answerer
    That is really not the same thing. That's like using tweezers for cutting grass instead of a lawnmower.
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  • To vary a lemon sorbet recipe, you can also add fresh or frozen fruit, either chopped or pureed, depending on the texture you prefer.
  • Adding pureed herbs can spice up a lemon sorbet. Try 2 tablespoons (15ml) of basil, mint, lavender or rosemary to add a hint of fresh flavor without overpowering the smooth lemon taste.
  • Add a tablespoon lime juice in place of lemon juice for a different flavor.
  • The amount of lemon juice and lemon zest for the first recipe is listed as a suggested range, so you can decide how lemony you'd like your sorbet. If you are not sure, start with the lowest amounts and taste as you go. You can always add more until you are satisfied with the flavor.

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