If you are interested in creating your own homemade lemon sorbet and are looking for a recipe which doesn’t call for an ice cream maker, simply continue reading to discover an easy to follow lemon sorbet recipe.
Lemon sorbet recipe without ice cream maker:
– 1/2 a cup of lemon juice
– 1 lemon rind
– 1 cup of water
– 1/2 cup of sugar
– 1/2 a cup of mineral water
– 6 strips of lemon zest
Step by step instructions:
1. Dice one lemon peel
Your first step should be to finely dice one lemon peel into miniature cubes.
2. Heat up a medium saucepan
Pour 1 cup of water and 1/2 a cup of sugar into a medium saucepan. Next, add your cubed lemon rind into your medium saucepan. Once you’ve added all of your ingredients to your saucepan, bring your saucepan to boil, before reducing the heat of your saucepan for five minutes. Which will allow the ingredients in your saucepan to heat up.
3. Mix all of your ingredients into a large bowl
Next, pour the liquid which you’ve heated up into a large bowl. Add 1/2 a cup of mineral water, 1/2 a cup of lemon juice and 6 strips of lemon zest to your large bowl.
4. Pour the contents of your bowl into a large freezer-proof container
While you don’t need an ice cream maker in order to create homemade lemon sorbet, you’ll still need a large container, in order to freeze your delicious homemade lemon sorbet.
5. Place your container into your freezer
Next, place your container containing your lemon sorbet mixture into your freezer.
6. Every hour remove your container from your freezer and stir your lemon sorbet ingredients
For the first four hours, after you’ve placed your lemon sorbet ingredients into your freezer, you’ll need to take your sorbet out of your freezer once an hour, in order to stir your makeshift lemon sorbet. Why is it important to stir your lemon sorbet ingredients every hour?
The simple answer is that the more frequently you stir your lemon sorbet, the more air will be incorporated into your lemon sorbet, which will ensure that your sorbet will be light in texture. As premium sorbet has a light, fluffy texture and isn’t too icy like shaved ice.
7. Remove your lemon sorbet from your freezer for a quick taste test
After a minimum of six hours, remove your lemon sorbet from your freezer, in order to perform a taste test on your fresh, homemade lemon sorbet.
1. Consider serving your sorbet in a crunchy waffle cone
If you want to turn your lemon sorbet into a proper dessert, it’s well worth serving your lemon sorbet in a waffle cone.
2. Serve your sorbet with a chocolate cake or chocolate brownie
If you plan on hosting a dinner party, wow your guests by serving your sorbet with a rich chocolate cake or chocolate brownie.
So if you’d like to prepare your own lemon sorbet, it’s well worth testing out the simple recipe listed above.