Lemon-Mint Sorbet

Lemon-Mint Sorbet

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1994

Inspired by a favorite family mint julep recipe, this sorbet can be served as dessert or as an intermezzo course.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint
  • Zest of 1 lemon, removed with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup lemon juice, (4-6 lemons)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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 information

  • Per serving: 310 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 80 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 30 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 76 g sugars; 927 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 51 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 10 mg sodium; 139 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (27% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 5 other carbohydrate

Reviews 5

June 26, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
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,
June 16, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
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!
May 15, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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
November 21, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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.
July 13, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This sorbet is scrumptiously refreshing on a hot day!
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