Sunny Lemon Sorbet

You will need

  • 8 lemons
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250ml water
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • Mint sprigs, for serving

STEPS

  • Firstly, prepare the lemons. Carefully cut lids off the whole lemons and using a juicer/reamer, squeeze and push out all the juice and pulp into a bowl.
  • Trim the base of the lemon shells (so they will sit flat for serving), and set aside the shells and lids for later.
  • Place the caster sugar and cold water together in a medium pan. Bring to the boil and heat until the sugar has dissolved, continue to cook for 5-10 minutes, until the liquid reaches a thickened syrup.
  • Remove from the heat and carefully strain in the freshly squeezed lemon juice through a sieve. Stir together and add the zest from the extra lemon (keeping a little for garnish later). Allow to cool.
  • Pour the mixture into a freezer-proof container and freeze for at least 4 hours, stirring with a fork every 30 minutes or so to break up the ice crystals and prevent it freezing into solid block.
  • Place the lemon shells in the freezer for 30 mins before serving.

TO SERVE

  • Once the sorbet is frozen, scoop some into the hollowed out lemons.
  • Sprinkle with a little extra lemon zest and scatter with baby mint leaves before placing the lemon lid on top and serve immediately - Till-icious!

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