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Italian Lemon Sorbet Drink

Italian Lemon Sorbet Drink, a delicious traditional Italian digestive middle of dinner drink. Creamy Lemony and so good.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks, Side Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh squeezed) (200 ml)
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water (200 ml)
  • 2 egg whites **
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (66 grams)
  • 1/4 cup powdered / icing sugar (50 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons vodka (if desired)
  • peel of 1 lemon (no white part)


  • In a small pot boil water and granulated sugar on low heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves completely and the mixture is clear, approximately 5 minutes. Add the peel, stir and let cool completely. (the syrup)
  • In a large bowl beat egg whites and powdered sugar until stiff, fold in a little at a time the lemon juice, syrup and vodka if using.
  • Pour into a plastic or freezer safe bowl and freeze for at least 8 hours, stirring 2-3 times to combine.
  • Before serving blend in a blender and serve immediately.  Pour any left overs in a bottle, keep in freezer and shake well before serving.  Enjoy!


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 47mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 11.8mg | Calcium: 2mg