Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lemongrass-Ginger Sorbet

Okay-this may sound strange, but THIS is seriously the most savory and deliciously delicate sorbet I have EVER, and I mean ever tried! It has the lemony taste, combined with the spiciness of ginger, and is so refreshing. Since I have an array of Thair herbs growing in my garden this year, and lemongrass is such a rare treat, I decided to make something different with it-something sweet.....Enjoy...we sure did!

Lemon Grass-Ginger Sorbet


  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cups filtered or bottled still water
  • 2 cups fine granulated sugar
  • 2-3 small lemongrass stalks (leaves removed) & chopped into 2 inch strips (lengthwise)
  • ¾ cup fresh Ginger-peeled and cut into thin slices

**Makes 2 ½ quarts

Begin by heating sugar and water, lemongrass, and ginger over high heat-bring to a boil, remove from heat once all sugar has dissolved. Add lemon juice into the simple syrup. Set in fridge to cool, and thicken for around 3 hours. Once chilled completely, process in your ice-cream maker for around 30 minutes. Remove & freeze for about 3 hours. Serve within 5 days. **Optional-I leave the lemongrass and ginger inside the sorbet, because I love the spicy ginger flavor, but you can also remove it before you process in your ice-cream maker.


  1. This looks lovely! With those exotic flavours it would be the perfect end to a Thai meal perhaps...

  2. Yes Ruth, this would be perfect to end a nice spicy Thai meal...planning a Thai meal for later this week.