Creamy Lemon Sorbet Cups

Create your own creamy lemom sorbet cups with this recipe.

Homemade lemon sorbet cups
Photo by Tessa Cooper

Creamy Lemon Sorbet Cups

by Tessa Cooper

Makes four servings
Editor’s note: This recipe uses four medium lemons, leaving you with four lemon cups. However, it makes enough filling for refills all around. 


4 medium lemons
1 cup granulated sugar
16 ounces of mascarpone cheese
1 tablespoon limoncello (optional)
Fresh mint (for garnish)
Lemon zest (for garnish)

To Prepare

Cut off the top quarter of four medium lemons. Place a strainer over a medium mixing bowl. Hollow out each lemon using a paring knife. Scoop out the contents and place the pulp into the strainer over the bowl and squeeze out all the juice. Remove the strainer and discard the pulp. Add sugar and optional limoncello to lemon juice and stir. Add mascarpone to the juice and sugar mixture and whisk until smooth (about 1-2 minutes). Scoop the mixture into the lemon cups. Place lemon cups with filling into a muffin pan and freeze for only 30 minutes prior to serving (store in the refrigerator until ready to freeze). Garnish with lemon zest and fresh mint leaves.