Sunday, May 29, 2011

4 Gluten Free Lemon Mint Sorbet

I'm definitely a fan of rich desserts, but during the summer there's nothing like a sweet and refreshing dessert to finish a dinner. Sorbets are easy to make, and are amazingly delicious. The combination of lemon and mint create a vibrant refreshing flavor perfect for a warm summer day. 

Ice cream makers are a great tool to shorten the amount of time you have to wait for the sorbet to be ready (my maker takes about 30 minutes to create sorbet). If you don't have one, you can put the sorbet mix into the freezer and it will be ready within 24 hours.

Prep Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12

2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice
~10 mint leaves diced

1. In a small saucepan, heat the water and sugar over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
2. Remove from heat, and add the lemon juice. Place into the refrigerator to fully cool. 
3. Once the mix is cool, pour into an ice cream maker, and add the mint leaves. Let the maker run for 30 minutes, or until the sorbet has fully formed.


  1. I love that presentation, it looks so beautiful in the lemon cups! The sorbet looks sweet too, I love the use of mint!

  2. Your sorbet has no milk. Did you know that? Your sorbet has no milk. Did I miss it on the ingredient list? AND I don't need an ice cream maker. This post keeps getting better and better.

  3. Yup, no milk! Hooray for a dairy-free gluten-free frozen dessert! I like making fruit sorbets without milk or cream because I love light, refreshing sorbets versus the heavier varieties out there.

    Also, the main tip I have if you make it in the freezer without an ice cream maker is to run through the sorbet with a fork every few hours as it freezes. This helps give it a nice fluffy texture.

  4. I'm lactose intolerant, so I was happy to see someone post no milk sorbet. What a tasty post.