Lemon Lime Sorbet

I just recently bought an ice-cream maker.  Anyone that knows me knows I don’t like sweets and wondered why in the world I would buy one.  Well, I don’t care for sweets but I do love sorbets and many of them I cut the sugar back so they are on the tart side…and tart…I love!  I wanted to try this recipe from my friend Suzanne’s site first but, unfortunately campari is not available here.  I could order it but, the minimum order was 12 bottles and at $30 a bottle, me no think so!  Especially when I needed a 1/2 cup.  Ah well. 

I also bought the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream/sorbet recipe book.  I will be making some ice cream for the hubs and for friends too.  They had a lemon sorbet but, it wasn’t exactly what I wanted.  So, I got on google and combined a few different recipes to come up with this sorbet.  Oh man, it is sooo good.  Light, refreshing, not too tart…perfect for these warm nights. 

Most recipes call for a cup of sugar, as you can see I scaled that back but, not by much at all, so do what you think you’d like best 🙂 

Lemon Lime Sorbet

Zest of one lemon and 2 limes
2/3 c. sugar
1 c. water
2 T. light corn syrup
1 c. (total) freshly squeezed mixed lemon and lime juice.  (I used 3 lemons and 4 limes to equal one cup).
3/4 c. ice water

Zest your lemon and limes.

In a medium saucepan bring the zest, 1 c. water, sugar and corn syrup to a boil, make sure sugar is dissolved and remove from heat and let cool. 

 Add the lemon/lime juice. 

 When cooled for about 15 minutes put in the refrigerator to cool for at least another hour.

After an hour add the ice water to the pan and stir.  Turn on your ice cream maker and pour ingredients into your maker, freeze according to manufacturer’s directions.  Mine took 25 minutes exactly. 

Immediately scoop into a air-tight bowl or container, cover and put in the freezer for 3-5 hours to ripen. 

Ripening just lets the flavors meld and it becomes more solid.  Three hours was perfect and my freezer is jam packed!

*It says to use within one week or it could get freezerburnt.  I don’t think it will last a week but, just passing that lil tidbit on 😉

I don’t have an ice-cream maker you say!  Have no fear, you can still make some scrumptious sorbet.  Place mixture into an 8 x 8 glass dish and freeze.  Every half hour or so you’ll need to scrape the ice with a fork, but eventually you’ll get to the point where you have some nice flaky lemon lime ice.  It won’t be the exact same as using an ice cream machine but, it’s pretty close 🙂  This way reminds me of Luigi’s, remember this stuff?

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My name is Suzie. I'm married and have a son in the Army. I enjoy cooking, country life, reading and my animals, hence the name of this blog. My two German Shepherds are underfoot anytime I'm cooking ;) Oh, I'm also addicted to Food Network Channel.
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9 Responses to Lemon Lime Sorbet

  1. Jenna says:

    Mmmm-a tart sorbet sounds perfect on a 95 degree day like the one we have starting here.

  2. Love that your using your new ice cream maker my friend 😀
    Obviously with fabulous results too!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  3. Veronica says:

    Well that didn’t take long! I usually don’t like sorbet (nothing against the flavor, I think I don’t like cold treats b/c my teeth are sensitive) but this sounds so nice and refreshing for a hot day. Yum. Maybe I’m gonna finally have to make your perfect lemonade. 🙂

  4. Suzie says:

    I had to have that sorbet V! I have sensitive teeth too, I let this get kinda melty as I eat it. I’m on my 2nd batch of lemonade (that would be my 4th pitcher, as I halve the sugar) and have a glass every day when I get home, so good 🙂

  5. Mary says:

    This looks wonderful. With warm weather upon us, it will be nice to have this recipein the hopper. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  6. Yay, you got an ice cream maker. Same one I have. If I lived next door I would bring you half cup of Campari, seriously though your sorbet looks heavenly and I love lemon and lime. Delicious!

  7. Suzie says:

    I love the ice cream maker, so cool to watch it make ice cream/sorbet so fast! I tried a couple of scoops in some sprite and it was awesome. I think club soda would be good too 🙂

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