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Lemonades are what summers are made of! It’s deliciously sweet, refreshing and tangy on a hot summer afternoon. But how about freezing a glass of lemonade into a solid, icy, slurpy sorbet that’s super fun to eat? Love! And that’s exactly what I did! Made some zingy lemon sorbet which turned out brilliant. Whoever said sorbets and Popsicle were only for kids!

Here’s the recipe.

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1 cup of water

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of lemon juice

1/2 tsp of lemon zest

Put the water and sugar to boil and make a regular syrup. Let it cool down.

Add the lemon zest and lemon juice and let them steep through the syrup.

Transfer it to a container and put it in the freezer section.

Now once it’s semi set, say 1 hour take it out and scrape the icy surface with a fork. It’s a syrup base, so it’ll not break off like plain iced water. Beat the mixture once the icy mixture is flaked. Set it again in the freezer.

Let it now set till it’s almost solid. Close to 3 hours. Take it out and churn it in an ice cream churner if you have one, else simply put in blender and whiz once or twice to get a smooth mixture. Place this mixture in an airtight container and leave it to set for another 2 hours.

Once set, scoop out into ice cream glasses and enjoy a refreshing treat! It’s best made the previous night and enjoyed the next day. I clicked this picture at night using focused flash inΒ  macro mode, so my glass cup looks really dark. 😦

If making for kids, leave out the zest.

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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