Monday, July 4, 2011

Fathers Day=Lemon Sorbet

Fathers day this year started out really fun . . . Breakfast at home and in bed with daddy . . . church . . . and then from the moment I picked him up from children's church . . . for reasons we will never know but hope to some day soon figure out . . . Gregory was obstinate in every sense of the word and more. Needless to say, this turned into a very rough day with Gregory that went from church to lunch with my dad and dinner with Tommy's dad. Towards the end of the day we were both spent. But before we went left my father in law's house it was time for home made ice cream. I had made him his own lemon sorbet. The 10 minutes of him eating 2 bowls and looking like he was in heaven and saying "sorbet" like a little french man . . . to make something for your child that brings them such joy . . . PRICELESS.


2 cups of sugar
2 cups of water
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (i use the bottled stuff)

Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer without stirring until the sugar dissolves, about 3-5 minutes. Cool completely. This is called a simple syrup, and maybe be made ahead in larger quantities to have on hand for making fresh lemon sorbet. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

When cool, add the lemon juice. Stir to combine. Poor into your ice cream maker or freeze until consistency is right.  Enjoy!

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