Tasty Thursdays: Sorbet

When the temperature turns warm, we reach for cooling foods. Sorbets and ice cream are delicious ways to help beat the heat.

I love the flavors of sorbet, especially mango, which reminds me of home. I love how light sorbet is, how it feels on my tongue, at the back of my mouth and how refreshing and clean-tasting it is.

Lemon and Raspberry Sorbet – Maynefoto

I found this recipe of one of my favorites, Lemon Sorbet, on allrecipes.com.Β I’ve never made sorbet (or ice cream) but I think I might try to this summer.

Try it and let me know what you think.



1 lemon’s peel, finely diced

1 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup carbonated mineral water

6 strips of lemon zest, for garnish



In a saucepan, stir together the diced lemon peel, 1 cup of water and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool.

In a pitcher or bowl, stir together the lemon syrup with peel, lemon juice and mineral water. Pour into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Garnish each serving with a twist of lemon peel.

If you do not have an ice cream maker, you may freeze it in a tall canister. Freeze for 1 1/2 hours. Remove and stir with a whisk. Return to the freezer



8 comments on “Tasty Thursdays: Sorbet

  1. Hi Marcia,
    They look delicious; perfect for a hot day like today! πŸ™‚ Hey lady, I’m finally catching up on your new blog location and I have a big favor to ask: Please add email subscription as another option on your new blog as it is the easiest and preferred way many of us choose to subscribe and read blogs. I can respond on the go and will always be able to stay in touch.
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  2. Okay, I just noticed we can subscribe to a comment thread…I will visit your home page and see if there is an option for the entire blog. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Marcia, I thought I’d been missing something – I wasn’t getting your posts. Then realised I had to resubscribe! Done!

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    I’ve been tinkering with the blog for about a week, still trying to understand the ins and outs of the new theme on a self-hosted blog. And since I have no programming or tech experience, it’s taking a long time!
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    Yes, Elizabeth, would love to be featured. Please let me know what I have to do.
    Thanks for your suggestion and comments.
    Watch your spam folder for the photos,

  7. Okay, I will look out for your infor and will email you the details on the featured blogger post… Thank you! πŸ™‚

  8. Great, thanks Elizabeth!
    I’m going to send in a few minutes. I’m on gmail, check your spam folder as I’m sure it’ll go there.

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