lemon sorbetTry a classic lemon sorbet recipe using real lemon juice. It's ideal for serving in small scoops between courses at a dinner party.

Sorbet Recipes - Page 1

Here are just a few of the many ice cream sorbet recipes that you can enjoy making at home ....

orange sorbet Orange Sorbet

10oz (250g) caster sugar, 3/4 pint (375ml) water, zest of 3 oranges, 3/4 pint (375ml) orange juice (freshly squeezed), juice of 1 lemon

Method: In a saucepan mix together the sugar, water and orange zest. Place on a medium heat, stirring all the time until the sugar has dissolved. Bring the mixture to the boil and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until it is like a syrup. Remove the pan from the heat and leave the mixture to cool. When the syrup has cooled, transfer into a chilled bowl and refrigerate to chill further (overnight or for 3 hours minimum). When the syrup is thoroughly chilled, stir in the orange and lemon juices. The mixture is now ready to transfer into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serves 8-10.

fresh strawberries Strawberry Sorbet


4oz (100g) sugar, 1/2 pint (250ml) water, 1lb (500g) fresh strawberries, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1/2 packet of gelatine powder.

Method: With the sugar and water make a syrup. Whilst it's cooling mash or purée the strawberries and strain them to remove the seeds.

Melt the gelatine by mixing it with 2 tablespoons of water over a boiling pan, then stir it, the purée and the lemon juice into the syrup mixture. When cool, transfer the complete mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Serves 8-10

fresh garden appleApple Sorbet

1 3/4 pints (1 ltr) apple juice, 14 oz (410g) can apple purée,
2 egg whites.

Method: Take the apple purée and mix with the apple juice. Pour into a baking tray (metal) and freeze. When frozen transfer to a food blender or processor and blend until smooth. Whisk the egg whites and when stiff 'fold' them into the blended apple mixture.

Transfer the complete mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Serves 8-10

Another common garden fruit that makes great sorbet is rhubarb - here is my recipe which I make as soon as the first crop of rhubarb sprouts each year. Its color, taste and texture is really good. An ideal refreshing water ice on a hot day when you want to just sit, relax and cool down in a self-indulgent way.