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lemon and thyme sorbet recipe

Lovely Lemon and Thyme Sorbet

Here at LoveIcecreams HQ we love a good lemon sorbet.  So we’ve been thinking about ways to add something different to the traditional lemon sorbet flavour.  Herbs came to mind and this sorbet recipe features lovely thyme.  It looks really pretty too with a sprinkle of fresh thyme on the top when you serve it.  If you can find a few little flowers, they look super sweet too.

This Lovely Lemon and Thyme Sorbet recipe is a great one for a dinner party as you can easily make in advance.  Just remove from the freezer a short while before you are ready to serve.  It doesn’t go rock hard though so don’t pull it out too early or you may be serving a slushy.  You might like to serve it with some home made biscuits – try this lovely Shortbread recipe from the BBC.

This is perfect summer food.  On a hot day, your friends will love to sit in your garden and enjoy this refreshing and gorgeous fresh sorbet recipe.  Another idea is to add a scoop of sorbet to a bowl and then add a shot of gin to the bottom of the bowl.  This is a definite crowd pleaser and very of the moment as gin is everywhere and super yummy.  Bring on the gin, happy days.

Thyme is a great little herb and grows easily in a pot in the garden.  Thyme may be picked throughout the year. However, its leaves are best eaten in June and July. Simply remove the sprigs using scissors.  If you’d like some tips on how to grow it check out this website we’ve found.  If it’s not the season for thyme and you’re keen on making this recipe, you can try this recipe using dried herbs.  

Often Thyme is used in savoury dishes but it works surprisingly well here as a sweet dessert.  Be confident though and add enough thyme to add enough flavour.  Remember when making frozen desserts you need more flavour than you think as the flavours dull a bit when frozen and here we want lovely lemon and thyme and not just lemon.  

Hope you like and enjoy the Summer x

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lemon and thyme sorbet recipe
Lemon and Thyme Sorbet
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Add more or less herbs to your liking, you can also try using mint instead of thyme if you like.

 

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15mins
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20minutes
Ingredients
Units:
Servings
people(change to adjust quanities)
Prep Time
15mins
Churn Time
20minutes
There is no Nutrition Label for this recipe yet.
Method
  1. Make a syrup by adding sugar to water and stirring in a pan. Bring to the boil then simmer for five or so minutes or until it looks syrupy. Add your thyme leaves. Once made cool then chill in the fridge until really cold.
  2. Add juice and zest of 4 lemons to the syrup mixture and stir. lemon
  3. Transfer to your turning ice cream machine and churn for about 20 mins.
  4. Freeze up and serve with a few fresh thyme leaves if you like.
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