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Article: Refreshing summer deserts. Lemon Myrtle ice cream and sorbet

Refreshing summer deserts. Lemon Myrtle ice cream and sorbet

Refreshing summer deserts. Lemon Myrtle ice cream and sorbet

Welcome to the world of refreshing summer desserts! As the temperature rises, there's nothing quite like indulging in a cool and creamy treat to beat the heat. And what better way to do that than with the unique and delicious flavors of lemon myrtle? This versatile Australian herb adds a zesty and citrusy twist to any dessert, making it the perfect ingredient for our homemade ice cream and sorbet recipes.

Recipe for Lighter than air: Lemon Myrtle Ice Cream

hand holding ice cream cone with two scoops of icecream

First up, let's talk about our lemon myrtle ice cream recipe. This creamy delight is a low-sugar option, perfect for those looking for a sugar-free indulgence. The combination of tangy lemon myrtle and rich cream creates a flavor explosion in every spoonful. And the best part? It's super easy to make!

Indulge in this dreamy ice cream that somehow manages to be luxurious and guilt-free all at once. The fresh flavour of lemon myrtle comes through delicately without overwhelming.


  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon myrtle extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon


  1. Begin by chilling a large mixing bowl in the freezer for about 15 minutes. This helps the cream whip up nicely.
  2. Take the chilled bowl out of the freezer. Pour the heavy cream into the bowl and whip it using an electric mixer until you see soft peaks forming.
  3. Slowly add the condensed milk into the whipped cream while continuing to mix.
  4. Stir in the lemon myrtle extract and lemon zest into the mixture, ensuring everything is well combined.
  5. Pour the ice cream mixture into a lidded container. Freeze the mixture for at least 6 hours, or until fully set.
  6. When ready to serve, allow the ice cream to sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften. Scoop into bowls or onto cones, and enjoy your homemade lemon myrtle ice cream!

Recipe for Lemon Myrtle and Raspberry Swirl Sorbet

three raspberries

A sorbet for all seasons: Lemon Myrtle and Raspberry Swirl

Pink, purple and vibrant green, this sorbet is a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. Keep it in the freezer for those moments when you need a little pick-me-up.

So if you're in the mood for something lighter and more refreshing, our lemon myrtle sorbet recipe is just what you need. This sorbet is bursting with the bright and refreshing flavors of lemon myrtle, making it the perfect palate cleanser after a heavy meal. And the best part? It's made with just a handful of ingredients, including lemon juice, sugar, and of course, lemon myrtle. Simply blend everything together, freeze it, and you have a delicious and cooling dessert to enjoy on a hot summer day.


  • 2 cups of fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon myrtle extract
  • Zest and juice of 1 large lemon


  1. Start by preparing a simple syrup. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan, and heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Allow the syrup to cool.
  2. In a blender, puree the raspberries until smooth. If desired, strain the mixture to remove the seeds.
  3. Stir in the cooled simple syrup, lemon myrtle extract, and lemon zest and juice to the raspberry puree and mix until well combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  5. Once the sorbet has reached a soft-serve consistency, transfer it to a lidded container.
  6. Freeze the sorbet for at least 4 hours or until firm.
  7. Before serving, let the sorbet sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften. Scoop into bowls or cones, and enjoy your homemade Lemon Myrtle and Raspberry Swirl Sorbet!


Recipe for Lemon Curd with Candied Lemon Myrtle Zest

three jars of lemon curd

Frozen sunshine: Lemon Curd with Candied Lemon Myrtle Zest

What's better than creamy lemon curd? Why, cold lemon curd wrapped up in a ball of ice cream, of course. A joy to eat with a spoon on even the hottest of days.


  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon Myrtle zest (crushed powder)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, diced
  • For Candied Lemon Zest:
  • Zest of 2 lemons, cut into long strips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. To prepare the lemon curd, combine the lemon juice, lemon myrtle zest, sugar, and egg yolks in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and gradually add the diced butter, stirring until it's completely melted and incorporated. Set the lemon curd aside to cool, then refrigerate until chilled.
  3. For the candied lemon zest, combine the lemon myrtle zest, sugar, and water in another saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the zest is translucent and candied. Use a slotted spoon to remove the zest from the syrup and place it on a wire rack or parchment paper to dry.
  4. Once cooled, serve the lemon curd in individual bowls or glasses, topped with the candied lemon zest for a sweet, tangy, and refreshing dessert!


Recipe for DIY Lemon Myrtle Ice Blocks

ice lollies with different flavors

And for those who prefer a more portable option, we also have a recipe for lemon myrtle ice lollies. These frozen treats are perfect for kids and adults alike, and they're a great way to beat the heat while on the go. Simply mix together some lemon myrtle tea, honey, and lemon juice, pour it into popsicle molds, and freeze. These ice lollies are not only refreshing but also packed with the health benefits of lemon myrtle.

Kids will be entertained for hours knocking back these homemade frozen treats. And they count as one of your five a day - because we all know, fruit doesn't really count unless it's on a stick!


  • 2 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon myrtle extract
  • 2 cups of water
  • Ice block molds and sticks


  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Heat this mixture over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Allow this simple syrup to cool down.
  2. Once cooled, add the freshly squeezed lemon juice and lemon myrtle extract to the simple syrup. Stir well until the mixture is well combined.
  3. Pour the lemon myrtle mixture into the ice block molds. Insert the sticks and place the molds in the freezer.
  4. Freeze for about 6 hours, or until the ice blocks are completely frozen.
  5. To serve, briefly run the molds under warm water to easily remove the Lemon Myrtle Ice Blocks. Enjoy these refreshing treats on a hot day or as a fun, fruity dessert!


So there you have it, some delicious and easy-to-make recipes for cooling ice treats using the unique and flavorful ingredient of lemon myrtle. Whether you're in the mood for a creamy ice cream, a refreshing sorbet, or a fun ice lolly, these recipes are sure to satisfy your summer dessert cravings. So go ahead, give them a try and let us know which one is your favorite!