This Lemon-Thyme Sorbet is so nice and refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer day!
Lemon-thyme has a sweet tart taste, with a bit of the warm woody thyme flavor.
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Landscaping for food
When we redid our front and back yards we planted a bunch of lemon-thyme. It’s growing so much, and we have so much of it now. Like bushels and bushels of it. So, of course, I decided to use it in a recipe!
Use the lemon thyme stems and all in the infusion mixture.
Can I use another herb?
If you don’t have access to lemon-thyme, and can’t make it over to my house to cut some out of my front yard, I think lemon verbena or lemon basil would also be lovely.
Plain thyme will also work, but it won’t have as much lemony flavor.
Check your local farmer’s market or even buy lemon-thyme at your local nursery. Herbs grow very nicely on a sunny windowsill, so you can keep using lemon-thyme in your recipes.
Looking for other great ways to cool down this summer? Check out my Coconut Sorbet, Peach Sorbet, Cherry Popsicles, and Sauvignon Blanc Sorbet.
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Lemon-Thyme Sorbet Recipe
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 2 cups fresh lemon juice , divided use
- ½ cup light-colored corn syrup
- ¾ cup packed lemon-thyme
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- Additional Lemon-thyme leaves or flowers for garnish if desired
- Combine sugar, 1 cup lemon juice, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until sugar melts, stirring constantly, approximately 2 minutes.
- Stir in lemon-thyme, and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Pour mixture into a bowl. Add remaining 1 cup lemon juice, water, and lemon zest. Cover and chill 4 hours, or overnight.
- Strain mixture through a fine sieve, and discard solids.
- Pour mixture into the freezer bowl of an ice-cream freezer, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Spoon the sorbet into a freezer-safe container, and cover. Freeze 4 hours, or until firm. Garnish with lemon-thyme leaves or flowers, if desired.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
Wow, that’s a wonderful idea. Bookmarking to make on the hot days!
This sorbet looks delish! Looks easy to make.
Thanh | Eat, Little Bird
Lemon thyme is one my favourite herbs and I was happy to find it dried recently. Love the sound of flavouring sorbet with this herb too 🙂
Vicky @ Avocado Pesto
Not sure i’ve had lemon thyme before but I love the sound of it – especially mixed in this sorbet. My current favorite sorbet is a vodka melon one, but I’ve got to try this one!
I’d had lemon and thyme in chicken before which is always a hit but NEVER thought of adding it to a sorbet! Sounds so yum..!! Pinning for later.