Sunday, May 27, 2012

Meyer Lemon Sorbet


As I am sitting in front of my laptop this morning, I look back at the previous week. It’s has been a good week, spending some time with my friends. It is just too bad I have to skip going to New York to see Diana because of some unforeseen circumstances. Nevertheless, I had a wonderful time especially hanging out with Roselind. Weather in the East Coast is super hot and humid and I am so glad I got out of it. Over here we are having spring weather.

For this long Memorial Day weekend, we will be busy setting up our patio furniture, I have to tend to my herbs garden and also to put some extra plants to the ground. We are all gearing up for the summer and also for my sister Elizabeth visit in a couple of weeks. I just can’t wait to see her. It has been a while since I last saw her.

Remember the all the Meyer lemons I got from my neighbor? I used some of it to make sorbet. Making lemon sorbet is like making lemonade but make a detour through the ice-cream maker. Since both of us are fan of citrus, I like having this sorbet in the freezer as we will have a few scoops of it after a heavy meal. It is sweet and tangy at the same time. A great way to finish a meal!!



Ingredients:

3/4 cup sugar – you might need a bit more if you are using regular lemons
1 cup water
1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed juice from Meyer lemons
2 teaspoons fine lemon zest


1. In a small saucepan on medium high heat, make simple syrup by heating sugar and water until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Mix in the lemon juice and zest. Let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
2. Once the mixture has thoroughly chilled, take it out of the fridge. If you are making the sorbet in ice-cream maker process mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.
3. If you don't have an ice cream maker, you can pour the mixture into a shallow pan and freeze in your freezer until semi-solid. Then take a fork and fluff it up, returning it the freezer to freeze firm. Then put in a food-processor or blender to process until smooth.
4. Place sorbet in an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.

9 comments:

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I want I want!
So hot here la!

mycookinghut said...

Lovely! I would love to try this for summer!

Shereen said...

Gert,
It's going to be winter in a few days time here but this is when our citrus season starting.How lar to make lemon sorbet in winter..lol!

Linda said...

I love this lemon sorbet ! Thanks for the recipe!

Jeannie Tay said...

Sure looks so refreshing and cool in this hot hot hot weather!

Fuat Gencal said...

Merhabalar, ellerinize,emeğinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.

Saygılar...

Yoong said...

I can taste it, Gert....that tangy taste! Can! Can eat on hot and cold days (just shiver a little lah after eating on a cold day, haha!).

ICook4Fun said...

Wendy, it is warm here too so this sorbet is great the quench the thirst.

Leemei, yes it is.

Shereen, we eat sorbet and ice-cream too in winter here ha ha..

Linda, you are welcome.

Jennie, yes this is great for hot hot weather.

Fuat, teşekkür ederim.

Yoong, yes like I told Shereen we eat sorbet and ice-cream even in winter ha ha..

My Little Space said...

NOW, this is definitely something I won't want to miss. Bookmarked it.
Kristy