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Sorbetto al Limone
Lemon Sorbet

From Festa del Giardino


When I was a school girl, I looked forward to savoring an Italian ice at a nearby bakery between the buses I took to get home. Years later, I would enjoy a delicious lemon ice on the Amalfi coast in Italy. Nostalgia is one of the key ingredients in this recipe!




1 1/2 cups of Sugar

1 1/2 cups boiling water

1 tablespoons of grated lemon zest

1 1/2 cups of fresh lemon juice

fresh mint leaves for garnish

What a treat for a hot summer day!!


1. Make a syrup by dissolving the sugar in boiling water, stirring for about 3 minutes. Let the syrup cool slightly, then refrigerate until cold.

2. Combine the syrup, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch loaf pan. Freeze until solid - several hours or overnight.

3. Break the frozen mixture into chunks, and puree it in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately topped with mint leaves, or pack it into a covered container and freeze for up to 2 days.


Put the mixture into an ice-cream maker, and turn it until you reach the desired consistency.


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