Cake, Batter, and Bowl

Pink Lemonade Sorbet

Desserts

We lived in California when I was 3 years old and one of my favorite pastimes was picking lemons from the tree in our backyard. I actually only vaugely remember the lemon tree (apparently my mom had to routinely stop me from picking too many at once), but freshly squeezed lemonade has made me happy ever since then. Pink lemonade is my favorite and since the winter has just been dragging on and on here in Boston, I decided we needed a little taste of summer to cheer us up. Plus, Meyer lemons won’t be in season much longer and it’s about time I made something with them!

My sorbet contained lots of Meyer lemon juice and zest, frozen raspberries, sugar, and a touch of Cointreau to keep it from getting too icy. Mmm, the perfect winter/summer/anytime treat!

Pink Lemonade Sorbet
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
1 cup freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice (from 4 lemons)
1 teaspoon finely grated Meyer lemon zest
1 12-ounce package frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon Cointreau
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Place sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat over medium high heat for 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Let cool 5 minutes. Place simple syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, and frozen raspberries in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Strain to remove raspberry seeds and stir in Cointreau and salt. Pour into your ice cream maker and churn according to the package instructions (the mixture will be cold and ready to churn without refrigerating it first because of the frozen raspberries). Place in the freezer until it firms up, about an hour. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition: 218 calories, 0.5g fat, 0.7g fiber, 1.1g protein per serving
Cost: $1.45 per serving

Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart

We’ve started a fun tradition in lab this year where I try to bake something for each person’s birthday. You know I love having the excuse to try new dessert recipes! My only request when I started was that each person make a list of their favorite treats so that I...

Pumpkin Pie Truffles

Hmm, this is my third post in a row featuring pumpkin and I have a couple more pumpkin recipes all ready to go! Sorry for the lack of variety - I’ll try to mix it up and refrain from posting the others for awhile, but I have to get this one in before Halloween! For my...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Turtle Cheesecake

I’ve been having a lot of fun in the kitchen lately.  First of all, I’m reviewing a product from CSN Stores, a fabulous Boston-based company with over 200 online shops.  They have everything you need for your house, from a vanity to a grill, so...

Chocolate Dulce De Leche Bars

Every month when the dining hall menu was released during college, my roommates and I circled one day on the calendar. This was a day that was not to be forgotten. This was a day that we quickly scurried to lunch giddy with anticipation. This was a day that was simply...

Blueberry Lemon Trifles

I’m so happy berries are finally in season! For the past couple of weeks we have just been annihilating as many as possible straight from the container – 2 pounds of blueberries only last a couple days around here. But, I’ve been yearning to use the new mini trifle...

Sugar Cookie Dough Decorations

Happy 4th of July! I wanted to whip up a fun treat to celebrate the holiday this weekend and while I was mulling over the red, white, and blue color scheme, I was reminded of the Chicago Cubs Dessert Sushi I made last year. Suddenly a light bulb went off – I should...

Caramelized Peach Sundaes with Cardamom Gingersnap Topping

When I was planning our Indian dinner party menu, I knew I wanted to serve ice cream since it’s been so hot, but I still wanted to have the dessert tie in with the theme of the meal because yes, I’m a big dork like that! I was thinking it would be fun to create my own...

M&M Cashew Pretzel Bars

Our whirlwind NYC tour would not have been complete without visiting a few famous bakeries! The two at the top of my list were Bouchon and Levain, so the first thing we did after checking into our hotel was head up to Bouchon Bakery in the Time Warner Center right...