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Lemon Sorbetta

Davedigger Jan 19, 2010 01:02 PM

Apparently there is a drink-like dessert served at many restaurants in Italy. It's called a Lemon Sorbetta, but we in Canada can't seem to find a recipe for it. Hopefully someone on this board can help.


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    LivingInTheBoot Jun 14, 2010 11:39 AM

    i live in italy. at our cooking class today, we made this. here is the recipe:
    400 ml water
    200 g sugar
    150 ml fresh lemon juice

    1. make syrup. boil water and sugar, with a few strips of lemon skin (no whites) then stir continiously for about 20 min; let cool completely to room temp; remove lemon skins
    2. squeeze lemons (do this at the moment you plan to mix with syrup); fliter lemon juice through sieve; mix with sugar syrup.
    3. cover and freeze; serve in champagne glasses with curl of lemon peel, and mint leaf; or in hollowed-out lemons that have been frozen

    1. Davedigger Jan 19, 2010 01:29 PM

      Thanks both!

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      1. re: Davedigger
        PBSF Jan 19, 2010 08:15 PM

        Sgroppino is made with lemon sorbet which has no dairy product (unlike the American style sherbert). The ingredients that I use are: 1 part lemon sorbet, 2 parts prosecco and 1/4 part grappa (vodka is more traditional). I just put the ingredients in a chilled bowl and quickly beat it with a whisk. Also, I like to garnish each serving with a small sprig of rosemary. Some versions have much more sorbet to prosecco which makes it much more like a dessert.

        1. re: PBSF
          Davedigger Jan 20, 2010 01:25 PM


      2. z
        zerlina Jan 19, 2010 01:21 PM

        Sorbetto is simply sherbet. The drink-like dessert or dessert-like drink is a sgroppino. Google the name; there are many different recipes out there, but the main ingredients are generally lemon sherbet, prosecco and vodka. A Roman friend made his with only lemon sherbet and vodka,

        1. goodhealthgourmet Jan 19, 2010 01:13 PM


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