Lime Sorbet

Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

If you have limes and sugar, you can easily make Lime Sorbet. Did you know that?

Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

It’s a good thing to know if you are stuck at home with a sick child who has a sore throat and you want to give them relief and a treat. 

Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

It’s quite a palette cleanser, let me tell you!  I bet it would be really good in a frozen beverage too.

It’s begging for a little ginger beer poured on top. 

All you need: 

Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

Not pictured here is vodka!  It’s totally optional. It just makes the texture a little less icy! 

Dissolve sugar in boiling water to make a simple syrup base. 

Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

Keep stirring until it turns clear. Magic! Set aside and let it cool to room temp. 

Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

Juice your limes. 

Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

Zest a lime. 

Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

Give it a little blend with an immersion blender.  This will make the zest smaller!

Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

Pour into your ice cream maker. 

Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

Follow the directions!

Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

Freeze!  Now you are ready to serve.

 Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

Mmmmm. Limey!

Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

One scoop of Lime Sorbet for you. 

Lime Sorbet is delightfully refreshing! Find the recipe for this frozen treat on Shutterbean.com

One scoop of Lime Sorbet for me! 

Lime Sorbet

 makes 1 1/2 pints

recipe slightly adapted from Cooks Illustrated 

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 4-5 limes)
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon vodka (optional)

Dissolve sugar in boiling water and let cool to room temperature. Stir in fresh lime juice, lime zest and vodka (if using). Give mixture a little blend with an immersion blender and transfer to your ice cream maker. Follow instructions and chill sorbet in the freezer for at least 2 hours before serving.  

 

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