The Neighborhood Pool & T’s Lemon Sorbet
The best part of a neighborhood swimming pool is that I don’t have to take care of it.
On a hot summer day, which is very typical in the southern US, quick dip in a pool is refreshing, especially after soaking up some vitamin D on a deck chaise.
With my glass…uh…plastic cup of iced Hibiscus Tea in one hand, my book in the other & my iPod timer set, I enjoyed about an hour of peace. Actually about 30 minutes – that’s when the moms & kids started showing up. But no worries! The temperature was 94 degrees in the shade, so I couldn’t stay in the sun more than an hour.
It’s hard to resist a frozen treat when the temps get this high. Try the non-dairy recipes at Hallelujah Acres & read why you may want to skip cow’s milk frozen treats.
T’s Lemon Sorbet
This is a new recipe I wrote for my DIL’s birthday. See what you think!
- 2 cups Water
- 1 cup fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 cup White Sugar
- Zest from 1 Lemon, finely grated
- 1 teaspoon Arrowroot
- pinch of Sea Salt
- 1 cup Sparkling Water
- 2 Tablespoons Limoncello – optional
- In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water, sugar & lemon zest, stirring well to dissolve the sugar.
- Bring liquid to a boil; Reduce heat to medium-low & simmer for 5 minutes. Set mixture aside to cool for 10 minutes.
- Combine lemon juice, arrowroot & salt; Add to sugar water, stirring well.
- Allow to fully chill in refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
- Pour sparkling water into lemon sugar mixture & stir until well combined.
- Pour into an ice cream maker & freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Spoon into storage container & stir in limoncello.
- Store in freezer 2 hours or until ready to serve.
- To Serve: Remove from freezer & allow to defrost 15 minutes; Scoop into servings dishes.
Because of the high sugar content, it freezes reluctantly. I periodically inserted a rubber spatula to scrape the frozen sorbet out of the way so the liquid in the bottom of the frozen cylinder could reach the sides.
(I use a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.)