Meyer lemons grow year round on my trees in Sausalito .  Yesterday I made this luscious, lemony sorbet.  It is so simple – with only three ingredients – water, sugar and Meyer lemons!

You can use any kind of ice cream machine.  I have a Cuisinart that has a compressor inside so I don’t have to freeze the bowl first. 

1 3/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 Meyer lemons

You will also need:
Large bowl with ice
Microplaner (zester)
Ice cream maker

Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce the heat to medium and let it boil for about two minutes.  Remove the pan from the heat and put it into the bowl with ice to start cooling down.

Meanwhile, zest two of the lemons using the microplaner.  Drop the zest into the cooled sugar water.  Juice the four lemons and add the lemon juice to the cooled sugar water, as well.  Mix well.

When the mixture is cold to the touch, add it to your ice cream machine and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Then enjoy this tart, delicious dessert with your favorite cookies (perhaps a nice lavender shortbread).

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