A delicious and refreshing lemon sorbet recipe infused with thyme.
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 ¾ cup water
3 – 4 thyme stalks
2 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp lemon liqueur or gin
1 egg white
In a small pot bring the water to and sugar to the boil and ensure the sugar has dissolved. Take it off the heat and add the thyme stalks. Give them a light bash to bruise them and release the aromatics. All the liquid to cool and infuse further.
Add the 2 cups of lemon juice, lemon zest and limoncello and cover and cool in the fridge. You can make this the day before.
When you are ready to make the ice cream, strain the liquid into your ice cream machine and process. A few minutes before its ready to come out, beat an egg white to soft peaks and add it to the mix. Once. It totally incorporated, decant the sorbet into a chilled metal container and free to firm up further.
How to make the gin and tonic with lemon sorbet:
Add 3 blocks of ice to a glass, then top with 2 small scoops of thyme-infused lemon sorbet and pour over a tot of gin. Top with tonic water (I like the very fizzy texture of Schweppes) and garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of fresh thyme. Give it a stir and enjoy!
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