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Ready for a cool and frosty treat? Something that is sweet and gives you a bit of a pucker? Something summery and fresh? Lime Sorbet is a great way to beat the summer heat!
This lime infused treat is bound to get a delightful reaction! Little bits of grated lime zest give big bursts of flavor. So good!
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 cup lime juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 TBS lime zest
Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer sugar mixture until all the sugar disolves making a simple syrup, about 4 minutes. Cool completely!
Ream juice from limes and lemons. Limes are sometimes stingy about their juice. Roll the limes and lemons between a hard surface and your hand. Press firmly to release the juices. Cut in half and use a reamer to squeeze out all the juice. No seeds!!!!! I strain the juice before I use it!
Combine simple syrup, lime/lemon juice and lime zest. Stir.
Pour into the freezer bowl of an ice cream maker. I have a Cuisinart brand Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker. Very easy machine! Well priced, too! Turn on machine and mix for 30 minutes.
Sorbet will be “loose”. Put sorbet in a sealed plastic container and freeze.
A little goes a long way because it is sweet and tangy. I serve it in a little bowl or piled high in egg cups. Instead of mint as a garnish I use lemon balm.