Lemon Sorbet Palate Cleanser

Lemon Sorbet Recipe, How To Make Lemon Sorbet

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Lemon sorbet palate cleanser recipe made with fresh lemon juice and sugar, (ice cream maker is not required)

Lemon Sorbet

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Lemon Sorbet, Palate Cleanser Recipe
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Recipe Type: sorbet, Italian ice, lemon, frozen dessert

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time:10 min
Yield: 8 servings


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
zest of one lemon
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
8 fresh mint sprigs for garnish


Combine sugar and water in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Add lemon zest (reserve a small amount of lemon zest for garnish). Cover the pan, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice stirring to blend. Strain the sorbet mixture and transfer to a shallow container, cover and freeze until firm.

Remove lemon sorbet from freezer, puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl, cover and freeze again.

When ready to serve this palate cleanser use a melon baller and place 1 to 3 scoops lemon sorbet in a stemmed glass or small dessert dish and serve before the Main Course. Garnish with reserved lemon zest and mint sprigs.

Wine recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay

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