This herbal lemon sorbet is the perfect treat when you just want a light, refreshing post-dinner bite.
1 cup water
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence (this herb mix is available in most grocery store spice aisles)
1 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons vodka
Directions: Add water and sugar to a small saucepan. Heat over medium high heat until sugar as been dissolved into the water. Let it cook for 1 more minute after it is completely dissolved (you'll need to occasionally stir the mixture while the sugar is dissolving). Remove from heat and stir in the Herbes de Provence. Let cool to room temperature. Strain the herbs out of the sugar mixture by using a fine mesh strainer. If there are still particles of the herbs, strain again through a dampened coffee filter (wet the coffee filter with water before filtering to keep the syrup from being absorbed by the filter). Pour the syrup into a container that you can put in your freezer. Stir in the lemon juice and vodka. Add all ingredients to ice cream maker and process according to directions. Cover and freeze. Let set in the freezer for at least 4 hours before serving. Note: If you want this to be sweeter, you can use 1 cup of sugar instead of just ¾ cup.
Makes 1 pint
Nutrition score per serving: 88 calories, 0g fat, 21.4g carbohydrates, 19.5g sugar, 1mg sodium, 0.1g protein