This lemonade sorbet is pretty much just frozen lemonade, with a few tweaks.
Lemon is such a refreshing flavor, and when you combine it into lemonade and then freeze it, it makes the most refreshing combination possible. Its so cold and icy and perfect for a hot summer day, like we have had for the last couple of months.
I did add mint to my lemonade, but I don’t think I added enough to make it change the flavor at all. So you can make it with or without the mint, and if you do want the refreshing mint flavor to be prominent, I recommend a few more mint leaves.
5 cups water, divided
1 cup sugar
6-8 mint leaves, optional
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
lemon zest from 1 lemon
1. Combine 2 cups water and sugar in a small pot and bring to a boil.
2. Allow to boil until sugar is dissolved.
3. Add mint leaves to the sugar water and remove from heat and cover with lid.
4. Allow to cool to room temperature for about 1 hour. (Can cool in fridge faster)
5. Strain syrup into a large bowl and discard mint leaves. Add remaining water (3 1/2 cups), lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix well.
6. Pour lemonade mixture into your ice cream maker.
7. Allow to mix for about 30 minutes.
8. Enjoy immediately, or freeze for later. Remove from freezer to fridge for about 15 minutes before consumption.
Enjoy this refreshing cold sorbet on a hot summer day!