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.
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?
Mmmm-a tart sorbet sounds perfect on a 95 degree day like the one we have starting here.
Same temperature here Jenna, can’t wait to get home and get in the pool. Maybe even take some sorbet on my air mattress 🙂
Love that your using your new ice cream maker my friend 😀
Obviously with fabulous results too!
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Yep, I bought it and promised myself it would not sit and collect dust 🙂
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. 🙂
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 🙂
This looks wonderful. With warm weather upon us, it will be nice to have this recipein the hopper. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary
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!
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 🙂