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Luscious Lemon Lavender Sorbet

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Make your Own Luscious Lemon Lavender Sorbet! This delicately flavored sorbet is smooth and refreshing. It’s fantastic to serve following a dinner party with friends or just as a light treat in the evening after a long, hot, day.

Lemon Lavender Sorbet from scratch

What Kind of Lavender?

Nearly forty plants with the mint family are technically classified as lavender, although the most common form is “Lavandula angustifolia” this genus is found especially in the Mediterranean. It’s imperative that you use culinary lavender, as it imparts a subtly sweet, citrusy flavor that cannot be matched by ornamental lavender.

Fresh Lavender Augustfolia

Luscious Lemon Lavender Sorbet

You’ll Need:
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups water
1 tablespoon culinary lavender flowers (food grade)
2 1/2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons vodka

Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over med heat until the sugar dissolves completely, Add the lavender and bring mixture to a boil; immediately reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand approximately 10 minutes to allow the lavender to infuse.

Place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl & strain syrup mixture to remove all of the lavender flowers, set them aside or discard them. Add lemon juice and the vodka to the strained mixture and stir until thoroughly blended. While you technically COULD omit the vodka, it truly is the secret to the perfectly smooth textured sorbet.

Pour into a covered container & freeze, in about 2 hrs, once it’s semi-solid, mash it up with a fork & refreeze. Once frozen, place in a food processor or blender & pulse until smooth. Cover and refreeze until serving time.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.


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6 thoughts on “Luscious Lemon Lavender Sorbet”

  1. this truly does sound luscious! i wonder how chamomile sorbet would taste? it never occurred to me to make herbal sorbets, what a palate cleanser.


  2. i had some made by a company in washington state and it was fantastic nice and smooth and the lavender was just hinting excellent will try

    • Other than being allergic to Vodka this sounds terrific, any suggestions for a Vodka substitute?

      Which type of Vodka are you allegic too? Vodkas are made with different ingredients, some are made from Potatoes, some from Rice, some from sorghum, corn, rye or wheat. Others from fermented sugar only.

      Smirnoff is made from Corn.
      Tito’s is made from yellow corn.
      Belvedere is made from Dankowskie Rye.
      Finlandia is made from Barley.
      Grey Goose & Absolut are made from Wheat.

      Knowing what to substitute begins with knowing which grain triggered your allergy.


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