Meyer Lemon Sorbet

Meyer Lemon Sorbet - a refreshing treat full of intense lemon flavor!

We all need a little sunshine to brighten up a dark and cold winter day. Today, I am here to bring you sunshine in the form of Meyer Lemon sorbet. Lemons remind us of summer because they are bright, juicy and refreshing. One bite into this sorbet and you will taste summer and feel the warm sunshine.

Meyer lemons are perfect for dessert because they are much sweeter than a standard lemon. The lemons from our tree are always huge. Many are the size of a medium orange and contain 2-3 times the amount of juice as a standard store bought lemon. You can often reduce the sugar content in dishes to account for the sweeter flavor of the Meyer lemon. If you can’t find Meyer lemons, you can certainly use standard lemons and increase the sugar.

The intense flavor of this sorbet is incredible. It is tart but slightly sweet. A small scoop is all you need to feel refreshed. Hosting a dinner party? Serve the sorbet in a cleaned out lemon rind to cleanse your palate. Enjoy!

Meyer Lemon Sorbet - a refreshing treat full of intense lemon flavor! Meyer Lemon Sorbet - a refreshing treat full of intense lemon flavor! Meyer Lemon Sorbet - a refreshing treat full of intense lemon flavor! Meyer Lemon Sorbet - a refreshing treat full of intense lemon flavor!

Meyer Lemon Sorbet

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Relax and enjoy this cool and satisfying Meyer Lemon Sorbet.


  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • zest from one organic lemon
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice*


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 1/2 cup water and sugar. Add the lemon zest and heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the remaining 2 cups water. Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.
  2. Stir the lemon juice into the sugar syrup and freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.


  • You can use conventional lemons in place of Meyer lemons, but I highly recommend the use of Meyer lemons. If using conventional lemons, add an additional 1/4 cup sugar.
Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

Nutrition Information

Calories: 275, Sodium: 11mg, Potassium: 83mg, Carbohydrates: 72g, Sugar: 68g, Vitamin C: 31.5%, Calcium: 11%, Iron: 0.1%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon sorbet, meyer lemon sorbet
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47 comments on “Meyer Lemon Sorbet”

  1. Can you replace, or partially replace, the water for coconut milk?

    • Hi, Jennifer! While I never tried this recipe with coconut milk, I love that idea and don’t see why you couldn’t try it. If you try it, let us know how it comes out!

  2. serving them in lemon skins are such a cute idea! Wish I had an ice cream maker!

  3. This is making my mouth water! I would definitely want some sunshine right now in the form of this sorbet!

  4. This looks so amazingly refreshing….what a nice pop of color and sunshine in the middle of winter! Featuring you tonight at Saturday Night Fever…thanks for linking up!

  5. This looks like an awesome dessert! By the way–I love the polkadot napkins you used for the photos–I’ll have to look into using pretty napkins for my food photos! Thanks for the inspiration!

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