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Lemon Sorbet

This lemon sorbet is the most refreshing dessert. It's only 4 ingredients, and so easy to make for a sweet, and tart summer dessert.
Prep Time10 minutes
Churning Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6
Calories: 139kcal


  • Ice Cream Maker


Lemonade Sorbet

  • 2 cups water (divided)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1 TBS lemon zest


For the Lemon Sorbet:

  • In a medium sized pot add 1 cup water and sugar, and heat it over medium. Heat it, stirring regularly until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the remaining water, lemon juice, and lemon zest, and mix it well. Let it chill at room temperature, or in the fridge until cool.
  • Pour into prepared ice cream maker, and let it run according to the manufacture's directions - about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy immediately, or scoop into a 2 QT container and freeze for 6 hours, up to overnight to harden.
  • Store any leftover sorbet in covered container, for up to a week in the freezer for best quality. Let sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes before scooping and serving.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg