Tart Lemon Sorbet Recipe

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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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling Process: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling Process: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 157 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Yield: about 1 quart.
Originally published as Tart Lemon Sorbet in Taste of Home June/July 2001, p65

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Fisherbea User ID: 6186726 37170
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"This very very good, light & refreshing.

you won't be able to get enough"

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