Raspberry and Lemon Sorbet

Happy Monthly Ingredient Challenge Day everyone! I kind of feel like Monthly Ingredient Challenge Day is a holiday, do you feel that way too? If you’re new to the best holiday ever, let me give you the run down: Once a month, a few of my fellow blogger friends and I all make a recipe using one common ingredient. Fun, right?!

This month’s ingredient to incorporate was lemons! I use lemons so often (I’m a crazy lemon lover), but for this challenge I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone. I also wanted to create a lemon recipe that made my taste buds do little dances. And I absolutely accomplished both of those goals!

Raspberry and Lemon SorbetThis isn’t your run-of-the-mill lemon sorbet though. This lemon sorbet is made with green tea and honey, which gives it a depth of flavor that I can’t even explain to you. You’re going to need to try this recipe, for real.

Raspberry and Lemon SorbetPLUS summer is finally here. Finally. Finally. Finally. I’m definitely a summer girl–I grew up at the beach, so it would be absurd if I wasn’t a summer girl! And winter was absolutely brutal this year. I knew there was a lot of snow in Colorado, but holy moly, I wish they eased me into it! But I guess it makes this first week of summer that much sweeter.

So with the start of summer comes playing outside and having BBQs. You know what else it comes with? Cooling off with these delicious sorbets.

Raspberry and Lemon Sorbet

lemon raspberry sorbet 2And don’t fret, you don’t need an ice cream maker to make these little beauties. Isn’t it great to be able to make ice cream without an ice cream maker? Although this isn’t ice cream per se, it’s pretty darn close.

All you need is a glass pan, a freezer, and a whisk! So, now you have no excuse, now you have to make them. And then invite me over.

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Raspberry and Lemon Sorbet
 
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Raspberry and Lemon Sorbet sweetened with Green Tea and Honey
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1½ cup green tea
  • The zest from ½ a lemon
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
Instructions
  1. Brew your green tea (store-bought is fine too, I just preferred to brew mine)
  2. In a small saucepan, stir together the lemon zest, 1 cup of the green tea, sugar and honey
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool
  5. In a bowl, stir together the cooled lemon syrup with the fresh lemon juice and the remaining ½ cup of green tea
  6. Pour into a glass pan, add raspberries
  7. Freeze for 1½ hours, take out and stir with a whisk
  8. Return to the freezer and stir once an hour until frozen (3-4 hours)
  9. (If you do not want to freeze all the way, add ¼ teaspoon of Malibu Rum. I did this and it turned out beautifully. Don't be worried about children consuming this, it has about the same alcohol level as vanilla extract and with this small amount you can't taste it even a little bit!)
  10. Serve in hollowed lemon halves and garnish with a twist

Now do me a favor and go check out the rest of the amazing lemon recipes in this month’s challenge. My mouth is seriously watering looking at all of these amazing lemon dishes! Excuse me while I go buy all the lemons.

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  1. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says

    This sorbet looks soo delicious, Cat!!! Perfect summertime dessert!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. says

    This looks SO delish! Raspberry and lemon is one of my favorite combos and it is just perfect for a hot summer day. Can’t wait to try this!

    • Catherine Elsby says

      Thanks Erica! I think I’m going to need to whip up a bash soon, the weather is getting perfect!

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