Refreshing Lemon Sherbet

Be careful not to remove any of the white pith underneath when grating the lemon rind, or your sherbet will taste bitter.

Yield: Makes 5 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Freeze: 35 Minutes


  • 4 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind (about 1 large lemon)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemon)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Garnishes: fresh mint sprigs, thinly sliced lemon wedges, lemon rind strips


  1. Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until well blended.
  2. Pour lemon mixture into freezer container of a 4-quart ice-cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Garnish each serving, if desired.
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