March 21, 2012

Lemon Sorbet

What better than a Lemon Sorbet to cleanse your palate after a good lunch on a summery afternoon! It is said that the tradition of having sorbet after a savoury meal started in France to prepare the diners palate for the main dessert. Also called a ice cream's poor cousin, this low calorie frozen treat is perfect for those hot summer days and can be relished without the slightest of guilt.The Lemon Sorbet is The Captain's favourite frozen treat after the famous Orange bar ice cream. This citrusy sorbet is tart as tart can be so am sure you will thoroughly enjoy this summery treat if you are a lemon fan like us.

You will need:
Sugar - 1 cup
Water -  1 cup
Lemon Juice - 1 1/2 cups
Plain or lemon Flavoured Soda - 1 cup

Make a simple sugar syrup by simmering the mixture of water and sugar for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
Allow the sugar syrup to cool completely, add the lemon juice and soda.
Blend well and freeze for about 2 hours.
Remove from freezer and blend in a food processor to break down the ice crystals well.
Return to the freezer and blend it for another 4 times, every 2 hours.The more times you blend, more lighter the texture will be.
Blending the sorbet is what gives it the fluffy ice cream kind of texture or you will be eating ice crystals.
Garnish with mint leaves and lemon strips before serving.

Watch this space for more fruity Sorbet recipes to try this summer!

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