Friday, August 6, 2010

Lemon Sherbet

This is a light lemony sherbet.  It turned out to be a little bit tangy, because I reduced the sugar, but with the addition of honey as the topping, this is fantastic!  Honey and lemon, they are a  perfect combination!  I like to eat this a little bit mushy, take it out from the freezer and leave it for about 5 minutes until they are soft enough to scoop, then leave it for another 3-5 minutes until it is a little bit more soft and mushy (when you use your spoon to scrape, it will break down easily!), this is when you drizzle some honey (as much as you want!) and enjoy.  Delicious, lemony tangy and honey sweet, my.... (are you drooling now.......?).  Go on, do a batch!

Lemon Sherbet
(adapted from "The Perfect Scoop" by David Lebovitz)
Ingredients :
3 cups (750 ml) whole milk
3/4 cup (150 gm) sugar
1 lemon, preferably unsprayed
6 tbsps (90 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 2 to 3 lemons)

Method :
In a medium, nonreactive saucepan,mix 1 cup (250 ml) of the milk with the sugar.  Grate the zest of the lemon directly into the saucepan.  Heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar is dissolved.  Remove from the heat and add the remaining 2 cups (500 ml) milk, then chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.
Stir the lemon juice into the milk mixture.  If it curdles a bit, whisk it vigorously to make it smooth again.  Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.


  1. David's recipes are perfect for the summer heat. what a great looking sorbet. Thanks for sharing!

  2. drooling over those lemon sherbets.. perfect for summer!!
    first time here.. hav bookmarked many of ur recipes... do visit my blog some day.

  3. Hi My Kitchen in the Rockies,
    Thank you for dropping in! I've just hopped over to yours and you have a really lovely blog. Couldn't wait to read all your other posts! Have a great weekend!

  4. Hi Reshmi
    Welcome to my blog! Good to see you! I have visited your blog and I think that you have a fantastic blog. I will definitely visit you often. Have a nice weekend!

  5. I can tell how much you love the DL's recipes! The sorbet looks wonderfully refreshing.

  6. Very flavorful n refreshing sorbet....

  7. super duper sherbet ...really drooling here ...looks so refreshing n yummy ...thanks for sharing dear..

  8. Looks so refreshing and tempting!

  9. I just bought an icecream maker so I can't wait to try this recipe. Looks very good!

  10. Hi Angie,
    Yes, I really do love DL's recipes. They are really great!

    Hi Vrinda,
    Yes... very refreshing indeed!

    Hi Satya,
    Nice to see you! yup.. really yummy sherbet!

  11. Hi Megan,
    Thank you for stopping by. I've just visited your blog, you have a lovely blog. Your checkered cake is beautiful! Hope that you will visit again. Have a nice weekend!

  12. Hi Sook,
    Welcome to my blog. It is nice of you to drop in. It's great that you have an ice-cream maker, there's a whole world of ice cream out there! He! He! I've just hopped over to yours. You have a really great blog and fantastic recipes. Hope to see you again. Have a great weekend!