Cuisine Network

Cuisine Network

Dessert Recipes

Exquisite Yuzu Sorbet Recipe

5 minutes. Cook
Scroll to recipe


Yuzu Sorbet, a delightful and refreshing treat that captures the vibrant essence of Japanese citrus, is a palate cleanser and a perfect dessert choice for those who appreciate the balance of sweet and sour. In this article, we’ll delve into the fascinating world of Yuzu Sorbet, including its history, equipment, and step-by-step preparation.

Historical Context

Yuzu, a citrus fruit native to East Asia, has been cultivated for over a thousand years. Its distinctive flavor, a blend of lemon, lime, and grapefruit, has made it a culinary star in Japanese and Korean cuisine. Yuzu is often used to add a zesty twist to dishes, but it truly shines in the form of sorbet, where its vibrant citrus notes take center stage.

To begin preparing this delectable Yuzu Sorbet, follow the steps outlined below:


Step 1: Preparing the Yuzu Juice

  • Start by washing and zesting a yuzu fruit for that extra burst of flavor. Set the zest aside.
  • Cut the yuzu fruits in half and juice them using a citrus juicer. Strain the juice through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any pulp or seeds.

Step 2: Making the Sugar Syrup

  • In a saucepan, combine 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 cup of water. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar completely dissolves. This should take about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.

Step 3: Mixing the Sorbet Base

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the freshly squeezed yuzu juice, yuzu zest, and the cooled sugar syrup. Mix well to ensure the flavors are fully incorporated.

Step 4: Chilling the Mixture

  • Cover the mixing bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. This will allow the mixture to chill and the flavors to meld.

Step 5: Churning the Sorbet

  • Pour the chilled yuzu mixture into your ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This typically takes around 20-25 minutes, resulting in a smooth and creamy sorbet texture.

Step 6: Freezing the Sorbet

  • Transfer the churned sorbet into an airtight container. If you’d like, you can add a few thin slices of yuzu for a decorative touch. Seal the container and place it in the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours or until it’s firm.

Step 7: Serving the Yuzu Sorbet

  • When you’re ready to serve, scoop the Yuzu Sorbet into chilled bowls or dessert glasses. Garnish with fresh mint leaves for a burst of color and fragrance.

Yuzu Sorbet is best enjoyed as a palate cleanser between courses or as a delightful dessert to end a meal. Its zesty and refreshing flavor is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.


prep time
Unveiling the Art of Yakisoba: A Japanese Delight is now live.
cooking time
5 minutes.
6 servings.
total time
4 hours.


  • Citrus Juicer

  • Fine-Mesh Strainer

  • Saucepan

  • Ice Cream Maker

  • Airtight Container


  • 1 cup freshly squeezed yuzu juice (approximately 6-8 yuzu fruits)

  • 1 tablespoon yuzu zest (for an extra punch of flavor)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • Optional Garnish:

  • Fresh mint leaves

  • A few thin slices of yuzu for garnish


Prepare yuzu juice and zest.
Make sugar syrup and cool.
Combine yuzu, zest, and syrup.
Chill, churn, freeze, serve.
More Servings
Dessert Recipes

Homemade Teriyaki Chicken - Japanese Sweet and Savory

Dessert Recipes

Savory Beef Yakisoba - Japanese Noodle Comfort

Dessert Recipes

Savory Chicken Teriyaki Bowls - Japanese Rice Delight

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

A valid rationale exists for not endorsing or backing The Cuisine Network.

Not everyone can afford paid culinary insights right now. That’s why we’ve kept our culinary information accessible to all.

However, if you’re able to, there are three compelling reasons to support us today: we remain independent without the influence of billionaires or shareholders dictating our direction; our commitment to high-quality culinary journalism is crucial, especially as influential figures escape scrutiny more frequently; and it takes just a moment, shorter than the time it took to read this message. Choose to bolster Cuisine Network’s culinary journalism for the years ahead. Give just once, starting from $1. Thank you.