Lemon Thyme Sorbet

Garnished with a little thyme, this would be the perfect special-occasion dessert.

Garnished with a little thyme, this would be the perfect special-occasion dessert.

Lemon Thyme Sorbet

Lemon Thyme Sorbet

Garnished with a little thyme, this would be the perfect special-occasion dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice, divided
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1 large bunch of fresh thyme, tied with kitchen string
  • 2-3 tablespoons limoncello (optional*)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and about 1 cup of the lemon juice; stir over medium heat, just until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, add the bunch of thyme to the liquid, submerging completely.
  2. Cover the saucepan, and let stand at room temperature for at least two hours or refrigerated overnight. Once the mixture is cooled, squeeze the bunch of thyme to extract as much flavor as possible, and then discard it. Add the remaining 1 cup lemon juice and limoncello, stirring to mix.
  3. Freeze the sorbet in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions, or freeze in your freezer. If you freeze in an ice cream maker, transfer to a container and freeze in the freezer until it firms up (at least 2 hours or overnight).

Notes

*Adding limoncello is optional, and you can completely leave it out for a non-alcoholic version. However, adding a little alcohol does improve the texture of homemade sorbet by making it a little smoother and less ‘icy.’

https://what2cook.net/lemon-thyme-sorbet/

Recipe and Photo: Cilantropist

 

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