What are your feelings about frozen lemonade? As a lifelong citrus lover, I am a HUGE fan; I like it tart with a hint of sweet. A few years ago, we tried some frozen lemonade pops from Minute Maid that were just perfect. I never really thought about making them at home, but a couple weeks ago I tried a recipe that turned out to taste just like them. With only 3 ingredients, it’s super easy to make and only requires a few minutes of hands on time. The recipe calls it sorbet, but I think that’s a bit of a misnomer, since sorbet’s are supposed to be all fruit and no dairy. Technically, I think that makes this a sherbet, but either way it’s so delicious.
Lemon Buttermilk Sorbet (from Buzzfeed)
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. lemon juice (from 5-6 lemons)
2 tbsp. lemon zest
4 c. buttermilk
I know that looks like 4 ingredients, but 2 of them come from the lemons, so it’s really 3. 😉
- In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Add the buttermilk and stir til the sugar dissolves. Place in the fridge and chill til cold, about 4 hours.
- Once cold, process according to your ice cream maker’s instructions. Once processed, put in a container and freeze til firm.
So, what do you think, would you call it a sherbet or a sorbet?