Inspired by a favorite family mint julep recipe, this sorbet can be served as dessert or as an intermezzo course. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1994

Patsy Jamieson
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine sugar, mint and lemon zest in a large glass measuring cup or medium bowl. Pour boiling water over the sugar mixture, stirring to dissolve. Let steep for 20 minutes, then strain through a fine sieve into a bowl. Stir in lemon juice. Chill until cold.

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  • Pour into the canister of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions. (Alternatively, freeze the mixture in a shallow metal cake pan until solid, about 6 hours. Break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth.)

Nutrition Facts

310 calories; 0.2 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 10 mg sodium. 139 mg potassium; 79.7 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g fiber; 76 g sugar; 0.9 g protein; 927 IU vitamin a iu; 16 mg vitamin c; 30 mcg folate; 51 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 17 mg magnesium;

Reviews (5)

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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
06/27/2016
Mostly Weird Everyone in family thought it tasted weird. I thought it was the combination of lemon & mint but maybe it's just too sweet. Whatever it is the flavors don't blend well. Pros: Cold minty lemony pretty easy to make Cons: weird taste Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2016
Too Sweet! Have made this once and had to throw away the whole batch. IT was way too sweet and ruined the tang of the lemon. Husband agreed. Am making it again today using half the sugar (hope that's enough of a reduction). Pros: Refreshing wonderful mint flavor. Cons: Way too much sugar! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/15/2013
Too sweet Like another reviewer I find the sorbet too sweet. I used 4 lemons maybe with 6 it's better. Will cut down the amount of sugar to 1 cup Pros: Refreshing Cons: Too much sugar Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2012
Too much sugar The lemon and mint flavors are delicious but there's way too much sugar (and I have a sweet tooth!). I would cut the sugar in half the next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This sorbet is scrumptiously refreshing on a hot day! Read More