Plum-Rose Sorbet

Photo: Jonathan Lovekin
Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
5 cups


  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2 plums (about 7 ounces), pitted and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons rose water (such as Cortas, available at

  • Pinch of coarse salt


  1. Combine sugar, 1 1/2 cups water, and plums in a small pot and bring to a simmer, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Pass through a fine sieve into a bowl, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible.

  2. Stir lemon juice, rose water, and salt into sugar syrup. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 2 hours and up to overnight. Stir well, then freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Store in freezer in a metal loaf pan, covered with plastic wrap, until ready to serve, up to 2 days.

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