Sorbet (sɔrˈbeɪ) is a frozen dessert sweetened with water and flavored with fruit juice.   The first time I made sorbet was when we were living in Bangkok and I served it as a palate cleanser…what a treat on a sticky, hot day!  The next time was last year in the humid heat of New York.  Meyer lemons, a cross between a lemon and mandarin orange, are delicately perfumed with a mandarin orange scent.  Their skins are thinner than a lemon and are harvested from January through to May.  They are in the grocery stores now and I decided to make sorbet.

Serves 4
inspired by This Homemade Life

The Meyer lemon was introduced to the United States in 1908 by Frank Meyer. He was employed by the US Department of Agriculture to collect plant species from Asia.  During his time there, he introduced 2,500 plants into the United States.