During or at the end of a meal, when you want a light and fresh dessert, nothing is better than a sorbet, made with fruit or aromatic plants
It is not an ice cream, it is not a granita and not only the lemon one that usually precedes a sumptuous fish fry.
The sorbet is a delicious sweet of Arab origin which is generally used at the end of a large meal or between courses to "clean" the mouth.
It is refreshing, light and can be prepared with many types of fruit and even with aromatic herbs.
The most famous of the sorbets is undoubtedly the lemon one. There are those who correct it with a liqueur, who enriches it with egg white whipped, cream or ice cream and those who love it in purity, that is simply lemon juice and frozen sugar and smoothies.
The sorbet can be prepared at home with just a few ingredients and following a very easy procedure. As for the equipment, you can't do without a saucepan, a juicer, a very powerful blender and a container for frozen foods with hermetic closure.
To begin with, we offer the recipe for the classic lemon sorbet. You can also vary it using other citrus fruits like orange and grapefruit.
The recipe for lemon sorbet (without ice cream maker)
You need 500 ml of water, 180 ml of lemon juice and 200 grams of sugar. Prepare a syrup by melting the sugar in water over very low heat. Only when the mixture has cooled, add the lemon juice and the grated rind. Pour the mixture into the ice containers and let it set in the freezer for 12 hours. Remove the water, sugar and lemon cubes from the form and blend them at maximum speed. Alternatively, if you have time and patience, you can put the syrup in the freezer with the juice and mix the mixture every 30 minutes for about 5-6 hours until it has become creamy.
If you like the idea of serving a sorbet after dinner, here are some suggestions to prepare it with summer ingredients, even a little unusual.
The secret is always to use the same amount of fruit or vegetable juice and sugar and prepare a syrup.
To obtain the juice, blend the ingredients and filter everything to take only the liquid part.
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