You know what is REALLY hard to photograph on a dark winter's evening? Sorbet. Any flavor.
(Lemon on the left; orange on the right.)
I love how easy it is to whip up a quick sorbet with the ice cream machine. I also love that I can control the amount of sugar I add. If you don't have an ice cream machine, I highly recommend this one by Cuisinart.
To make lemon sorbet, I combine two cups of simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, boiled, then cooled) with 1 1/2 c. lemon juice and 2 T lemon zest. To make orange sorbet, I combine one cup of simple syrup with 2 1/2 cups of orange juice and 2 T. orange zest. After about 20 minutes in the ice cream maker, it's ready to eat. Delicious!