Lemon Sorbet

There is nothing quite like a scoop of tart, icy lemon sorbet on a hot summer day! This is such a simple recipe that every time I make it I ask myself why I do not make it more often. You could vary the fruit juice and use lime, orange, or a combination of these and create a different flavor each time.

I use a simple ice cream maker to make my sorbet, but you could simply pour the mixture into a shallow pan, freeze it and then scrape it with a fork into serving glasses if you had to. I also like to serve my lemon sorbet in half lemon cups when entertaining which is very attractive. I actually spoon the sorbet directly from the ice cream maker into the lemon halves, freeze them wrapped in plastic, and then serve them as needed.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 

Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Sorbet

Yield: Makes 2 1/2 Cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

A refreshing lemon flavored sorbet is a great finish to any meal.


  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Zest From Two Lemons


  1. Heat the water and sugar together in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Remove from the heat and cool, then add the lemon juice and zest and refrigerate the mixture until cold.
  3. Freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker following your manufacture's instructions.
  4. Spoon the frozen sorbet into lemon halves if using, or into an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.

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