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Lemon Sorbet

If you're looking for a light summer treat, try this easy lemon sorbet. It only takes a few ingredients and is so refreshing! Serve it in lemon halves for a beautiful presentation!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Megan


  • 2 1/2 cups water (divided)
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (from 2 lemons)
  • 1 cup lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)


  • In a medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of water with the sugar.
  • Add the zest of 2 lemons directly into the mixture.
  • Heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar dissolves into the simple syrup.
  • Remove from the heat and add the remaining 2 cups of water.
  • Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.
  • Then, add in the lemon juice into the cold simple syrup.
  • Freeze mixture in ice cream maker according to the machine's instructions (mine takes about 25-30 minutes).
  • Transfer in an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin C: 18.3mg | Calcium: 8mg
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