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Heat. Humidity and heat wave again..I lOVE SUMMER!!! but we could do without the humidity. I found my perfect excuse to stuff myself with summer treats. I basically live these days on ice cream and sorbet. Did someone say I am due for my annual blood tests in September? Have to get back to juices, carrots and greens.
I am going to share with you how to make lemon sorbet with a fresh mint twist that will taste better than any other sorbet you have ever tasted. This is a big statement 🙂 and you’re going to love it!
Such an easy dessert to make at home. Light, refreshing and low fat too..did I just say that?! Oh, and it has sugar, just 2 cups 🙂 Everyone will love these refreshing scoops of lemon and mint sorbet, served in halved fresh lemons and garnished with some fresh mint.
I have sprinkled some green crystals sugar on this batch to make it more kid friendly for my daughter’s playdate.And surprise! There were no leftovers 🙂 and no dishes to wash after. Just fun!
- 3 yellow lemons cut in half and emptied
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest zest
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
Place a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the water and sugar and lemon zest to boil for about 2 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Put 1/4 cup of sugar syrup and fresh mint leaves in a blender and puree. Stir in the lemon juice and combine with the rest of sugar syrup. Pour the whole mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker. Churn according to manufacturer instructions. When the sorbet is ready transfer to a covered storage container and freeze until ready to serve.
Serve the sorbet, one scoop in each lemon half and add some fresh mint leaves.