From Georgetown, Texas, field editor Susan Garoutte writes, 'On hot summer days, nothing seems to satisfy like the tartness of lemons. This light, refreshing sorbet is one of my favorite ways to use that puckery fruit.'

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Cool. Add the lemon juice and peel.

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  • Pour into the cylinder of an ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Allow to ripen in ice cream freezer or firm up in the refrigerator freezer for 2-4 hours before serving. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 41.6g; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 3.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (30)

Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2008
Delish! I've made this twice now and you don't need an ice cream maker. Just stick it in a container in the freezer. I think it is a little too sweet for my taste, the taste is exactly like regular lemonade you're used to. The first time I added a half cup of orange vodka, and alcohol doesn't freeze, so it turned out to be a slush. I just called it a frozen vodka lemonade and everyone loved it. The second time I used half lemon juice and half lime juice and no alcohol. This one was a good sorbet after four hours, but the next day it was hard and flaky. I only had a shot of Maker's Mark whiskey left, so I poured it on top, and the alcohol melted it perfectly into a frozen drink! I was doubtful, but the Maker's Mark was amazing with the flavors and my husband got drunk by accident! Everyone loved this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2007
So full of flavor and perfectly tart. Make no adjustments on the sugar. I used the zest and juice of one medium lemon plus bottled lemon juice. My husband loved it so much that he now claims it is an aphrodesiac! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2008
Great! Simple, easy, and full of lemon flavor. Like the other reviewer, I think that the sugar amount is just right. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2009
absolutely delicious with fresh or bottled lemon juice! very rich; makes awesome popsicles! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2010
Amazing! I followed this recipe exactly, and it is absolutely perfect! I also made a second batch with about a cup of pureed fresh strawberries added in... and it was amazing as well! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
I made this without an ice cream maker- I just put in the freezer and went to stir it every hour. You do want to set your freezer on high for this, or it can take up to 5 hours to set to a sorbet consistency. It came out really good, and now my husband and kids want to try it with ALL kinds of fruit! It was very sweet and Lemony, just the way we love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2008
Excellent! Followed the recipe exactly and found it perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2011
Wonderful! Just the perfect amount of sweetness and the perfect amount of lemon. I used about 1 1/2 lemons to get the lemon peel, then juiced those, and then used bottled lemon juice to make up the rest. I thoroughly chilled the sugar-water mixture in the fridge before putting in the ice cream maker. I froze it overnight and really enjoyed it the next day. If you love frozen lemonade, you will love this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2011
great recipe. i read from others that the sorbet turned out too tart, so i used meyer lemons. it turned out wonderful. For an extra refreshing flavor, add a couple mint leaves while the water and sugar is boiling, and remove before adding the lemon juice and zest. delicious summer treat. Read More
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